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Seaside & Islands

You may not immediately think of the sea when you think of Himeji, but the city actually faces Japan's Seto Inland Sea, and several islands are even included within the city limits. Once you've explored Himeji's legendary castle, temples, and family-friendly attractions—or if you just prefer the sea breeze—come down to Himeji's coastline for something a little different.

If you're anxious to get in the water, Himeji has beaches where you can swim, both along its main coastline, and on the Ieshima islands. The islands also have a sports facility with a swimming pool and options to try windsurfing or canoeing.

Of course, being near the seaside also means Himeji has some great seafood, and there's no better place to get some than at the seafood market.