GHimeji-jo Castle, Mt. Shosha and the beauty of Setouchi

Introduced here are ten single-day gWorld Heritage and Historic Byway Study Toursh within a wide radius of the Kansai that visitors from Japan and abroad can select, enjoy and report to friends about after returning home. There are numerous historical and cultural resources to see and the passions of the surrounding areas that have handed them down over the ages to experience. We want to show you what makes these areas so interesting via a variety of themes like gancient adventuresh, gexquisite architectural beautyh and gtraditional industriesh. This new form of travel is being proposed by Rekishi-kaido


Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple was built by the Monk Shoku and is known as the gHiezan of the Westh in reference to the Buddhist monastery on Mt. Hiei. Many cultural properties remain today including the architecturally magnificent main hall, oratory and cafeteria.
Himeji-jo Castle, which, along with Horyu-ji Temple, was the first set of cultural properties in Japan to be registered as World Heritages in 1993, is called the gcastle of the egreth because of the way its beautiful profile resembles an egret spreading its wings.
The Maiko Marine Promenade is an observation deck underneath the Akashi-kaikyo Bridge on the homeward-bound side near Himeji. Views of the Seto Inland Sea can be enjoyed from the walk and lounge about 47 m above the water.

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Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple Lunch

Himeji Castle iGate`Main Towerj

==Himeji Castle Nishi-Oyashiki-Ato Garden 'Kokoen'

Maiko Marine Promenade

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