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Otemae Street, Himeji

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • This is the main street in Himeji that links the train station with the famous Himeji Castle. It is neat to see the castle upon exiting the train station. As for the street itself, I found it to be...  more »
  • I was on crutches so couldn't go far from my hotel, and Otemae Street was luckily very close. All the different food options, convenience stores and other shops (pharmacy, clothes, nik-naks etc) made....  more »

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