Things to seeSeaside & 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.
Matogata Beach & Clam Digging Spot
This beautiful white sand beach is both a clam digging and swimming spot.…See detail
Boze Beach is the only sandy swimming beach on Boze Island. It was completed in 1989…See detail
Located on the northeast side of Tanga Island, Aoinohama is a swimming beach alongside T…See detail
Every year, swimmers from the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe flock to the Ie Islands to…See detail
B&G Ocean Center
Located in Manoura, Ieshima-cho on Ie Island, this facility is a marine sports and leisure facility…See detail