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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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  • After leaving the ticket gate of JR Himeji Station, you can see Himeji Castle ahead of the exit from Himeji Castle. As if the appearance of Himeji Castle is clearly seen, it pushes away the building lined and stretches. It is the first shooting spot when I arrive at Himeji.
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  • It is Main Street which extends from Himeji station North exit to Himeji Castle of national treasure. You can see the whole of the road from the Castle view on the view deck of Himeji station.
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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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