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Himeji overview

Himeji is a friendly locale distinct for its historical sites and hot springs, and known for its castle and aquarium. You can take advantage of safaris and adventure tours, and enjoy Himeji's parks and museums. Nature lovers will find plenty of places to explore such as Forest Nature Observation and Ayabeyama Bairin Garden. There's plenty to explore, including local sights like Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple and Shosha Art & Craft Museum. A business-friendly area, Himeji also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Himeji

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Himeji has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Himeji with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Himeji hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Himeji hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Himeji

Fly in to Kobe (UKB), 36.9 mi (59.3 km) from downtown Himeji. Osaka (ITM-Itami) is the next closest major airport, 44.4 mi (71.5 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Himeji Yobe Station
  • • Himeji Nibuno Station
  • • Himeji Koro Station

What to see around Himeji

Outdoorsy fun is on hand like adventure tours and safaris, along with attractions such as:
  • • Mount Shosha Ropeway
  • • Sonoda Racecourse
  • • Shirotopia Memorial Park
  • • Otemae Park
  • • Tegarayama Central Park
Known for its aquarium and amusement park, the area offers the following attractions:
  • • Taiyo Park
  • • Koko-en Garden
  • • Himeji City Zoo
  • • Himeji City Aquarium
  • • Himeji Tegarayama Amusement Park
Memorable for its castle, historical sites, monuments, and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple
  • • Hachioji Shrine
  • • Amidaji Temple
  • • Hiromine Shrine
  • • Shirakuni Shrine
Its hot springs and parks are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Forest Nature Observation
  • • Himeyama Park
  • • Higashiyama Park
  • • Tatsuno Park
  • • Ichinoike Park
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Shosha Art & Craft Museum
  • • Masuisan Zuiganji Temple
  • • Myoshoji Temple
  • • Takamatsu Temple
  • • Saeki Shrine

When to visit Himeji

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 61°F day, 35°F night
  • April-June: 83°F day, 47°F night
  • July-September: 90°F day, 64°F night
  • October-December: 76°F day, 39°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • April-June: 0.51 inches
  • July-September: 0.63 inches
  • October-December: 0.43 inches