Himeji Castle Grandvrio Hotel

210 Sanzaemonbori Nishinomachi , Himeji, Hyogo, Kinki, 670-0940, Japan | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Himeji

Day 7: Back to where it all began

A travel blog entry by ardychan

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... Uh oh, they're getting bored... Until we found a video arcade. Then they perked up! Later we met up with Bill who graciously drove us to CoCo Curry (check this off Jeff's must do list). This is a chain where you pick the curry and then then heat level and toppings. Evan tried a level 5 heat! He ate slowly but was enthusiastic that it was great. Bill's wife met us at CoCo's and brought a larger car (we had previously crammed 7 people into a ...

Wet wet wet

A travel blog entry by lilynomad

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... br>
(1) I am generally thicker at one end.
(2) I am thinner at the other.

So much for an early night but it was good to be able to talk and see people I love dearly as both of them are contantly present with me during my travels. And one day I will get Shane off the bloody sofa and out into the world. He would fit in so well in Japan if only he would get the self belief to do it and get rid of that enormous chip on his shoulder!
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Castle under construction!!

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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... to a bird taking flight.

Unfortunately we weren't able to admire this 'bird' in flight because it was covered in plastic and scaffolding! The repairs being done are extensive and will take several years. We weren't able to see any clear views of the castle itself, nor were we able to see anything of the inside. We wandered around the gardens which were nice enough, though very barren, and took a few pictures ...

Hiroshima / Himeji

A travel blog entry by herlindandjuraj

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First thing in the morning we went to the park with with a bomb dome, children's peace monument and the korean memorial. It was already so hot that it was almost unbearable. We decided not to go to the museum as we assumed it will be pretty much the same information as in Nagasaki and we were a bit strapped for time. Before we went to lunch we had a stroll through the Shukkei-ken garden. This is a adorable garden in the middle of the city that is supposed to resemble ...

Thursday: Storming Himeji Castle

A travel blog entry by kinch417

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... enemy). Just when you think you've reached the top, there was another staircase. At the very top is a small shrine. I made an offering and said a prayer.

The view from the top is a study of old and new Japan at once. I really didn't want to mix the two in my photos, but it was hard to ignore the cityscape beyond the fortress gate. In the end I began to appreciate the dichotomy.

There are 2 interesting ...

Location

This 4 star hotel, located on 210 Sanzaemonbori Nishinomachi , Himeji, is near Himeji Castle (Himeji-jo), Kokoen Garden, Himeji Central Park, and Mt Shosha hiking.
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