When you think of Japan, the only thing that pops up in the mind is technology, robots, and every thing digital. Everything we associate with Japan is mostly technological. The stereotype notion is hiding the natural beauty of Japan. Yes, Japan has breath taking natural beauty, and amazing heritage sites. Japan existed to be a very prosperous and powerful country in the pre-World War II era. And the history of Japan is very rich and amazing.
Now there are a lot of amazing places, naturally beautiful in Japan, but here I would recommend a visit to the city of Himeji. It is located on south of the main Japanese island of Honshu, in the Kansai region of Japan. The city has served as the capital of the historic province of Harima. It has served as the seat of the ancient rulers of Harima province.
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The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Himeji
There are many great natural and ancient beautiful places to visit in Himeji, and the following is the list of those that will make your money spent look extremely less.
The seat of the ancient rulers of Harima, build in the 14th century BC, is regarded as one of the finest example of great Japanese architecture. The castle has been a seat to many feudal dynasties from many clans, and the influence of those clans can be beautifully detected by the addition they have made to the castle. Located at the top of Himeyama hill, it consists of both, the beauty of its location and that of its great architecture.
Engyo Ji Temple
Another beautiful example of amazing Japanese architecture. The Engyo Ji Temple is a thousand year old temple, located at the top of mount Shosha. It is pilgrimage site for the Tendai sect of of Buddhism. To make it more interesting, it was the shooting site of the famous Tom Cruise movie, The Last Samurai.
Another addition to our beautiful places to visit in Himeji is Mount Seppiko, it is actually a part of Seppiko-Mineyama Prefectural Natural Park, where tourist hike, enjoy the perfect green natural habitat, and go out for a picnic. The mountain has a highly religious importance too, it is one of the san-hiko-san of the “Shugendō” religion. Which believes in the understanding of humanity between nature. Where the believers gain the understandings in the chosen habitats of san-hiki-sans. So pack your bags, and find your connection with nature and beauty, and discover more of the interesting stories of the mountains of Himeji.
Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden
The japanese aren’t only good at robots and electronics, they are good at everything. See the beautiful experiments and their work with nature in the beautiful Himeji City Tegarayama Botanica Garden, which is a part of Tegarayma Central park. The beautiful man made green habitat will give you a breath taking experience and truly one of the most Beautiful Places to Visit in Himeji
Himeji Central Park
When you are done visiting all these Beautiful Places to visit in Himeji, you can have your blast in the only Safari Park in the whole region, the Himeji Central Park. Where you can enjoy a drive through and walk through experience of safari. Great amusement section and sky safari. Basically a fun packed day of enjoyment.
The amazing mountainous city of Himeji is full of adventures. It has got everything to offer, from natural beauty, to ancient and religious history, and much more that we can’t state because it will take ages. Go there, have a blast of time and if you have already been to Himeji, share your experience with us, in the comments below.
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