Hotel Claire Higasa

Address: 22 Junishomaecho, Himeji, Hyogo, Kinki, 670-0911, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Himeji Station area of Himeji, is near Himeji Castle (Himeji-jo), Kokoen Garden, Himeji Central Park, and Mt Shosha hiking.
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      3 suns and one star...(well it felt like it)

      A travel blog entry by mattjessjapan on Aug 06, 2012

      25 photos

      ... of an hour to get there. By midday we had changed train drivers and watched the carriages empty. We sat singing 'we're on the road to no where....' Lol.

      Eventually, and we mean eveeeentttuuaaaly we got to Himeji. And it was HOT and EXTRA HUMID. Oh my.god that 20min stroll to the castle was torture. Neither of us have experienced heat or humidity like it lol.

      The pay of was of course the castle. It was quite quiet today...a few tourists, a ...

      Shaken Not Stired

      A travel blog entry by antandruthybabe on Mar 11, 2011

      17 comments, 9 photos

      ... reactors at one of the many nuke power stations hasn't shut down correctly. We will have to see what happens with that.

      Other than that we are OK, just trying to work out where to go next to avoid another natural disaster.

      A& R xx

      This text added a week or so later, but a little more on the castle trip.
      From our base at Kyoto we took the shinkansen for a daytrip to Himeji, a city dominated by ...

      Science, helicopters, and goodbyes

      A travel blog entry by worthj1970 on Jul 30, 2010

      ... of Akihiro, my brother-in-law, but it wasn't possible. Maybe next time.

      Back home we ate yaki-niku, which is beef slices cooked on an electric griddle on the table. It's my favorite meal not because it's beef (though that's a factor), but because it is a meal that brings everyone together. We laughed, talked, and made a great ending to the trip. The next day we had to wake up very early to leave, but that didn't stop us from taking our time to enjoy ...

      Mt. Shosha-Engyoji Temple “The Last Samurai"

      A travel blog entry by nikinike on May 07, 2010

      ... as the *Mt. Hiei of the West.

      Movie buffs out there may know that the temple was used as the location for the Hollywood movie, “The Last Samurai”. It is said that the crew visited Mt. Shosha by chance and were so impressed with the site that it featured as the backdrop for the movie.

      To get to Engyogi, simply take a 30-minute bus ride on the Shinki Bus (No. 8), from either Himeji station or Himeji Castle, and jump off at Mount Shosha ...

      Japan - saving the oceans!

      A travel blog entry by humanetraveler on May 09, 2008

      ... heroes like some of our sports stars. I wanted to see if I could take a picture with them, but they were with a group of business men and it isn't common to look at, much less talk to, strangers in Japan. The waiters there yelled there too and I finally figured out one thing they were saying. Thank you is 'arigato goziamas'. Whenever someone would get up to leave, they would all yell, "arigozas" -- obviously slang for thanks! Food My only big gripe on ...