The city of Himeji is mainly known for its castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved in Japan. But there is much more to enjoy within the city and the surrounding area.
Himeji is on the Tokaido-Sanyo shinkansen line and is well connected to Tokyo. The JR Rail Pass covers this trip.
The bullet train from Tokyo Station to Himeji Station takes about 3 and a half hours. Intercity buses connect the city to Tokyo by highway and several companies offer night bus services.
What is Himeji known for?
Is Himeji Castle in Tokyo?
Is Himeji Castle in Osaka?
Why is Himeji Castle famous?