Himeji is a small and picturesque town on the shinkansen line between Osaka and Hiroshima around 20 minutes west from Kobe.
Home of the world heritage Himeji Castle.
And also home of some very good little bars!
Toyoko Inn is very much a Japanese salaryman’s hotel. No bells or whistles with simple but functional rooms. I’d arrived from Kyoto around 2pm but was told I couldn’t check-in until 3 so left my bags and headed out to find a late lunch.
Back from Okayama and a couple of sakes at Kokoromi I was looking for a good final meal in Himeji before heading off to Kobe in the morning. As I was walking to Public House Hosanna the previous evening I noticed a good number of restaurants to the south of the station area.
Another hidden gem! A 10 minute walk south of Himeji Station is a small pub that has a great food and drink menu. It’s on the corner down the stairs.
First thing I want to say is that this is the most absolutely superb place to visit if you wish to sample sake. Kokoromi is situated under the shinkansen lines at Himeji station, south east side.
After visiting Himeji Castle and walking back down the main street towards the station I was looking for somewhere for a snack when I saw Nagomi Cafe.
After the late lunch at Sumiemon I wasn’t looking for a huge meal for dinner so when I open up my map and found a Japanese curry restaurant close by I knew what I would be eating.
After the quick shinkansen ride from Kyoto to Himeji I was told by my hotel that I couldn’t check-in until 4pm so I had some time to kill so went exploring for a late lunch. Just to the north of Himeji station is the Festa shopping centre and on the second floor is Sumiemon, a … Continue reading Sumiemon, Himeji, Japan