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Himeji (Japan)

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Region
Asia

Local Time
2019-09-21 18:15

min: 64 °F (17 °C) / max: 75 °F (24 °C) 72°F
22.1°C
Wind: 37°/ 7 m/s  Gust: 9.5 m/sWind: 37°/ 7 m/s  Gust: 9.5 m/sMod. breeze
7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature75 °F / 24 °C
64 °F / 18 °C

Himeji is a port city in Japan's Hyogo Prefecture (Kansai region, southern-central Honshu Island), with population around 540,000. Since 1871, the city was the capital of Shikama Prefecture, but in 1876 Shikama merged into Hyogo. In 2006, into Himeji City were merged the neighbouring towns Yasutomi, Kodera, Ieshima and Yumesaki.

Port Himeji (Japan) cruise port

Among the best known tourist attractions are Himeji Castle (14th century built, stone-made hilltop castle, UNESCO site), Shoshazan Engyo-ji (10th century built wooden temple), Mt Seppiko, Himeji Central Park (1984-opened wildlife park / amusement park), Himeji Tegarayama Green House (botanical garden), Himeji Koko-en (1992-opened traditional Japanese garden).

In the end of WW2 (1938-1945), on July 3, 1945, an US bomber aircraft group of 107 planes bombed the city. During the air raid were dropped 767 tons of incendiary bombs, destroying most (over 63% of all buildings). Fortunately, the bombing didn't affected at all the historic Himeji Castle.

As cruise port, Himeji became popular with the homeported in Yokohama ship Diamond Princess (Princess Cruises). The 3250-passenger liner included Himeji in its summer 2019 Japan cruise program. Himeji was included as call por in the 8-day "Spring Flowers" and 16-day "Grand Spring Flowers" itineraries (shown below).

8-day "Spring Flowers (prices from USD 1420 pp)

Date / TimePort
03 Apr 17:00Departing from Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan
04 Apr 07:00 - 15:30Toba, Japan
05 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Himeji
06 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Kochi, Japan
08 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Busan, South Korea
10 Apr 07:00 - 17:00Yokkaichi, Japan
11 AprArriving in Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan

16-day "Grand Spring Flowers (prices from USD 2750 pp)

Date / TimePort
03 Apr 17:00Departing from Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan
04 Apr 07:00 - 15:30Toba, Japan
05 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Himeji
06 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Kochi, Japan
08 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Busan, South Korea
10 Apr 07:00 - 17:00Yokkaichi, Japan
11 Apr 06:00 - 17:00Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan
12 Apr 10:00 - 18:00Ishinomaki, Japan
13 Apr 10:00 - 19:00Hakodate, Japan
14 Apr 09:00 - 18:00Niigata, Japan
16 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Busan, South Korea
17 Apr 10:00 - 20:00Kagoshima, Japan
19 AprArriving in Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan
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