World-class Castle Town
Further Info: Himeji Convention & Visitors Bureau Website "Hime no Michi"
Transportation: By shinkansen from Tokyo, it takes about three and a half hours; from Kyoto, it takes 55 minutes. By JR express train (Sanyo Line) from Osaka, it's an hour and from Kobe, 40 minutes. Himeji Castle and its environs are a 15-minute walk from Himeji Station. Most other sightseeing attractions are served by local bus service. The Japan Toy Museum is five stops (Kohro Station) from Himeji Station on the Bantan Line, then a 15-minute walk from the station.