観光情報

姫路駅には新幹線が停まりますから、ここを拠点に広島、倉敷、京都観光へ足を延ばすことが簡単にできます。また岡山県の瀬戸内海(直島)、出石、鳥取、城崎温泉、竹田城などへのアクセスも良好。姫路に滞在しながら観光地を巡ってはいかがでしょうか。

 

●ゲストハウスから徒歩での観光スポット

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世界遺産 姫路城

ゲストハウスから城門まで歩いて10分です。是非お泊りの際はライトアップされた姫路城をご覧ください。

総社(播磨の国総社 射楯兵主神社)
総社(播磨の国総社 射楯兵主神社)

ゲストハウスから歩いて5分です。普段はとても静かですが、正月や年中行事は参拝客で溢れかえります。

好古園
好古園

ゲストハウスから歩いて11分、姫路城の隣にあります。日本庭園があり、お抹茶も飲むことができます。

姫路市立美術館・兵庫県立歴史博物館
姫路市立美術館・兵庫県立歴史博物館

ゲストハウスから歩いて12分です。お城を囲うようにしてある姫山公園のエリア内にあります。美術館は煉瓦づくりの建物で趣があります。また歴史博物館は日本のおもちゃなど体験コーナーや抽選で甲冑・十二単の体験を行っています。

 


 

●片道30分圏のローカルな観光地

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書寫山圓教寺

姫路駅から神姫バスで約30分です。映画【ラストサムライ】のロケ地としても有名です。バスを降りた後はロープウェイで中腹まで行けます。ハイキングが好きな方は歩いて上ることも出来ます。

廣峯神社
廣峯神社

姫路駅から神姫バスで約20分。

 

姫路セントラルパーク【公式ホームページ】

姫路駅から神姫バスで約30分です。本格的なサファリパークやアミューズメントなどがあって、夏はプール・冬はスケートリンクが設置されます。ホワイトタイガー(白虎)やホワイトライオンが居ます。

 


●片道1時間圏の観光スポット

神戸
神戸

神戸(新快速にて約40分)

大阪(新快速にて約60分)

京都(新快速で90分、新幹線で約60分)

倉敷(岡山)(新幹線・鈍行で約60分)

 


●日帰りできる世界遺産

厳島神社
厳島神社

厳島神社(広島)

 

奈良
奈良

奈良(東大寺・春日大社)

 

●Sightseeing spot for walk

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Himeji Castle

It is a 10-minute walk from the guesthouse.Himeji Castle has 400 years of history. It is evaluated highly from the world as a castle that is still the original building among Japanese castles. In 1993, it was registered as the world heritage site along with Horyuji for the first time in Japan. The graceful white building is compared to a white heron and it is also called “white heron castle” and creating very beautiful scenery.
Currently, it is under once in 50 years preservation repair construction so no one is allowed in the large keep. (Other areas are available for observation). It will open on March 27th, 2015. The castle wall painted with white wall plaster and beauty of the castle tower is magnificent. You are for sure to be impressed by its appearance. Also in spring, about 1000 cherry blossom trees in the castle are in full bloom so many people come for the view.
On the weekend, Himeji castle armored group, gate keepers, ninjas, and the character for Himeji city “Shiromaruhime” come to the castle to welcome the guests.

Harimanokunisosha
Harimanokunisosha

It is a 5-minute walk from the guesthouse.It enshrines “god of the plant” and “god of marriage” as their main. At the end of Heian period, they combine 174 gods in Harimanokuni and they start calling the shrine Harimanokunisosha. It is famous for “Mitsuyamataisai” held once every 20 years.

Kokoen
Kokoen

It is a 12-minute walk from the guesthouse.This Japanese garden was opened in 1992 to celebrate 100 year anniversary for Himeji city. It is 3.5ha and consists of 9 large and small gardens using divides of the ruins of Himeji Castle West Mansion, samurai residence, and allies. It is often used for shooting historical dramas because it looks like you have time traveled to Edo period with Himeji Castle in the background. Seasonal flowers are beautiful too. Tea ceremony experience in the tea room is popular.

Himeji City Museum of Art
Himeji City Museum of Art,Himeji City Museum of Literature

It is a 12-minute walk from the guesthouse.The red brick building is registered as a tangible cultural property. It used to be a storage house for the old army and now it is a museum. There are statues in the grass yard and you can relax and enjoy the art. In the normal exhibit, many modern French artists such as Monet and Mathis are there and various special exhibits are held throughout the year.It is located in a quiet area. The unique concrete building designed by Tadao Ando will jump up in your sight. Using visuals and graphics, they will reveal the world of literature in a brand new way. Bokeitei is a Japanese style building with Japanese room and tea room and was built in Taisho period. It is highly recommended. The observatory on the north building is great.


●Sightseeing spot in the HImeji-city

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engyoji

It is one of the three large halls for Tendai sect along with Hiezan and Daisen. There are many important cultural properties in the mountain. People gather there to worship since the old time and it is a popular training place for monks. Many people come visit here from all over Japan even now. Experiencing “Sutra writing, Zen meditation, and one-day training” in an area with rich greenery is very popular. Furthermore, it is famous for a filming location for the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruz, “Last Samurai” and various movies and dramas. It takes about 4 minutes by ropeway to get to the top.

 Hiromine Shrine

Hiromine Shrine

Himeji Central Park HOME PAGE

It is a theme park with a safari park, amusement park, swimming pools, and skating link. It has a nickname of “Himesen”.
In the safari park, there is a drive through safari where you can ride your own car or a bus and observe carnivores and herbivores close by from the window. You can also enjoy walking safari where you can see water fowls and kangaroos close by and sky safari where you ride a ropeway and see the animal from above.
In the amusement park, there are many rides that children can enjoy such as “Diablo”, a roller coaster that you hang from the rail, “Free fall”, a ride you fall straight down from 35m above, and 85m high Ferris wheel.

In the summer, a large scaled resort pool “Aquarea” opens with a “river pool” that is 260m around and “surfing downhill” where you slide down on a surf board from a hill. In the winter, an ice skate link called “Ice Park” located in a white building “Kaze no 0 jo”.


●Sightseeing spot nearby

Kobe
Kobe

Kobe:40 minutes by Special Rapid Service

Osaka:60 minutes by Special Rapid Service

Kyoto:90 minutes by Special Rapid Service,60 minutes by Shinkansen

Kurashiki”Okayama”:60 minutes by Shinkansen and local train


●The world heritage which is within a day trip

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine”Hiroshima”:2h 30min by Shinkansen, walk and ferry

Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara:2h 30min by Shinkansen and local train