Himeji city has "Himeji castle" which is world Cultural Heritage represented Japan. In addition, it also has many spots where you can feel Japan history such as "Kokoen" which is Japanese garden inside Himeji Park or "Shosan Yurenji Temple" which is a temple located in Mt. Shosha.
HIMEJI CASTLE - "Himeji Castle" is a castle represented Japan which is located in Himeji city, Hyogo prefecture. This castle was registered as Japan's first world cultural heritage in 1993, as a stately masterpiece of building technology. Especially, many people visit here during the cherry blossom season. Moreover, it's lighted up every evening and you can enjoy different scenery from day time.
KOKOEN - "Kokoen" is a facility near by Himeji Castle which you can enjoy traditional Japanese garden. It's located in inside Himeji Park. It's a healing spot where you can enjoy many different faces like harmony with nature and trees and flowers of each season.. Your heart will be healed by walking to hear the bird's voice and see the season flower in the garden.
SHOSHAZAN ENGYOJI TEMPLE - "Shoshazan Engyoji Temple" is a temple surrounded by nature on the top of Mt. Shosha. Mt. Shosa shows different faces by each season. Especially autumn leaf is very beautiful and you can enjoy fantastic space here. Please visit "Syosazan Engyoji Temple". Your heart will be healed by feeling the transition of four seasons.
■ Language: English
The Himeji Castle English Speaking Guide Group provides "Free volunteer guide service" for foreign tourists come to Himeji. We’re introducing history and culture of Himeji to many foreign visitors, which is passed from generation to generation in Himeji. If you are interested in our service, please make a reservation at The Himeji Castle English Speaking Guide Group home page. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Himeji.