Himeji Castle is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Kansai. When I went to the castle, many foreign people were taking pictures while walking from the Himeji station. It’s just a stone's throw away from the station to the gate of the castle. It won’t take you more than 15 minutes on foot. On your way to the castle, you can see ginkgo trees along the wide road.
There are some souvenir shops and restaurants near the gate of Himeji Castle.
There’s a good view of the Himeji Castle from the souvenir shop.
Most of the customers of the souvenir shops were foreign people.
It's another 15-minute walk from the gate to the building of the Himeji Castle. Some foreigners hire a tour guide. They go straight from Himeji station to the castle. I recommend that you drop by the shopping street called Miyuki Street near the station after your castle tour. You can explore restaurants, enjoy Japanese foods, and see the everyday life in the shopping street.
I ate Kaisen-don in the seafood restaurant called Isomaru suisan. It costed me 680 yen plus 10% consumption tax.
I already have some blog posts about Kaisen-don. Please check the links below.
The ingredients of kaisen-don are sliced tuna and minced tuna. It is topped with raw quail egg and garnished with chopped green onion.