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Himeji Ako Area


One-Day. Himeji Castle-Ako Hot Spring


Points of Interest

Himeji Castle, one-hour drive away from downtown Kobe, has kept its original form over 400 years and it's registered as one of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

For more than 400 years, Higashimaru Shoyu in Tatuno-city has been producing thin soy sauce which is indispensable for Japanese cuisine. Exhibits at Higashimaru Shoyu tells you the history of Japanese food culture.

Ako-city boasts its rich natural environment being surrounded by the sea, a clear stream, and mountains. Among many historic spots is Museum of History where you can learn about famous 47 loyal Samurai and also local salt fields.

Ako Misaki is recommended as one of 100 most beautiful sunset sites.

spring and summer: Various kinds of fresh fish

autumn and winter: Matsutake-mashroom, seafood such as Hamo(fish),oyster,and crab. Steamed fish and grilled seafood are worth trying.


Sankai: BBQ seafood. Phone: 0791-43-8533

Ginpasoh: BBQ seafood. Phone: 0791-42-3455

Shiosai-Ichiba: BBQ seafood: Phone: 0791-46-8601

Sakuragumi: Pasta and sefood. Phone: 0791-42-3545

Kabutozushi: Sushi. Phone: 0791-42-1617

Shushi-Man: Sushi. Phone: 0791-43-0966

Hourin-an: Buckwheat noodles. Phone: 0791-45-7275.

Local Cuisine

Tomoeya: Phone: 0791-42-2470
Ginpasoh: Phone: 0791-42-3455
Kangawa:Local confectionery. Phone: 0791-45-2222
Iwasaya: Local confectionery. Phone: 0791-45-2558
Nissei Sen-gyo: Fresh fish. Phone: 0791-42-9200
Miyazaki Shokuen: Grilled salt. Phone: 0791-42-2013
Umeda Shoten: Seafood. Phone: 0791-43-7117


Akou Misaki Sakura(Cherry Blossom) Festival: April1-10. Phone: 0791-422-2602

Shellfish gathering: April to June. Phone: 0791-46-2260

Fishing sweetfish: May to December. Phone: 0791-42-2602

Sea bathing: July to August. Phone: 0791-42-2602

Orange picking: End of October-November30. Phone: 0791-42-2651

Ako Loyal Samurai Festival: December 14. Phone: 0791-43-6839

For infoarmation call Ako Tourist Bureau: 0791-42-2602


Ako Castle Ruins
Ako Castle Ruins

Ako Hot Spring
Ako Hot Spring


Himeji Castle
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Oishi Shrine
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Ako City Museum of History
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Salt Land
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Ako Misaki National Park
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Ako Hot Spring
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