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Otemae Street, Himeji

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Set against the background of Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, Otemae Street makes a very attractive stroll stretching some 1.2 km (0.75 mi) from Himeji station to the castle. Offering a superb view of the castle, which sits high atop a hill at the far end of the street, this nicely paved, tree-lined boulevard provides great vibes and good photo opportunities. Sit on a bench and feel the energy of local life, or admire numerous bronze statues by famous Japanese sculptors. Rows of camphor and ginkgo trees provide shade as you wander past restaurants and browse through simple flea market stalls. Add Otemae Street to your Himeji travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Himeji online tour planner .
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  • When I visited last time, the area around Station Hiro was still under construction, but it was completely maintained and the width of the road was very wide and clear. When you go out to himeji castle exit from the station, you will see Himeji Castle in front of you, and if you proceed to the end of the street, you will reach Himeji Castle. On the day of the visit, it was the afternoon of the last day of the Yukata Festival, and the large pedestrian walkway (left toward Himeji Castle) was overflowing with shops and visitors. It seemed from such a policy that there was no scenery of the large congestion to see in front of the station like the general vehicle other than the bus, taxi, etc. in the station wide. There are also many statues of monuments throughout the pedestrian walkway, so it's fun to recommend them.
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  • This road leads straight from JR Himeji Station to Himeji Castle Otemon. There are two department stores in front of the station, and it is a gorgeous district as a commercial center. When you get close to the castle, it will become moist. There was a place on the sidewalk, and it was the atmosphere which really continued to the castle.
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  • From Himeji Station to Himeji Castle, the sidewalk is very wide and easy to walk. There are many arcade streets on the street. It is a beautiful road.
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  • It is a road that extends straight from Himeji station to Himeji Castle.
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