Himeji is situated in an idyllic location, being surrounded by mountains on 3 sides and the sea on the other. At its center stands Himeji Castle, a world heritage site and the symbol of the city which has flourished as a cultural and commercial hub for western Japan down the ages. Blessed with a mild climate and many areas of natural beauty, the city has a heritage rich in culture and charm thanks to its long history as a castle town. Visitors can enjoy spectacular festivals and a variety of famous sightseeing spots, as well as traditional arts, crafts and local products. We invite you to enjoy Japanese culture to its fullest, here in Himeji City.