The city of Himeji, Japan is located in the region of Kansai in Japan, and is well remembered as one of the places that were bombarded during World War II. The city has the privilege of being one of the sister city of other six international cities located in US (Phoenix), Belgium (Charleroi), Australia (Adelaide), China (Taiyuan), Brazil (Curitiba) and South Korea (Changwon). You can take a car for hire in Himeji to visit the various tourist spots located around the city.
The most famous attraction of Himeji is the Himeji Castle which is visited by thousands of visitors all over the world every year. The castle is a prototypical demonstration of Japanese style of building and architecture and was built during the feudal period for defense. It has 83 buildings and has brilliant white exteriors. The Shoshazan Engyoji Mountain is blessed with lavish green blanket and you can either go hiking or move around in trams. The place offers breathtaking scenery, and is easily accessible if you hire a car in Himeji.
Himeji boasts of several parks and gardens and you will need to rent a car in Himeji if you wish to visit each of them. Kokoen Garden is located at a 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from the Himeji Castle. The garden consists of nine separate gardens with breathtaking scenery. It features a Tea Garden where you can experience an authentic tea ceremony. The Himeji Central Park provides another beautiful display of the Japanese style of gardening and has profuse layers of colorful shrubs sprawling the area. Though located in a remote place, Taiyo Park is worth visiting for its terracotta soldiers and temples.
The Himeji City Zoo attracts the young and old alike and accommodates quite an interesting range of wild life including giraffes, elephants and penguins. For those who like to indulge in water sports and modern-day entertaining activities, the Himeji Tegarayama Amusement Park is a good option. In summer, you can relax under a tent after a high power pooling activity. Japan Toy Museum is a good visit especially for children.
Hime, Himez and Himedi are the closest cities from Himeji and are located at a short distance of 1.3 km. Some other cities located nearby are Meka, Miya, and Mega, Choda, and Yagi. You just need a car rental to ensure a comfortable trip to these delightful sites.
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