Seasonal Food : Taste freshly, Strawberry Picking

Japanese strawberries are famous for big and sweet. The following strawberry farms are about 30 minutes reach by car or bus from central Himeji. You can enjoy strawberry picking every February and March. In both farms, strawberries are cultivated in a planter box on a long table set in greenhouse, and you can harvest without squatting but standing. Then your shoes will not get dirty. Also, because several kinds of strawberries are grown in the greenhouse, you can enjoy various flavors depending on the variety.

Himeji Heart-Full Kanko Nouen
– 13-2 Yamatomi Yumasaki-cyo, Himeji
(Shinki Bus “Syosha Golf-jyo mae” Station, Bound for Maenosyo, Yamanouchi)
– Phone 0779-337-3715
– Adult 3,000yen/30 mins, Child 2,000yen/30min, Infant 1,000yen/30min

Yumesaki Ichigo House
– 585-1 Miyaoki Yumesaki-cyo, Himeji
(Shinki Bus “Miyaoki” Station, Bound for Maenosyo, Yamanouchi)
– Phone : 080-8306-1762
– Adult 2,300yen/30 mins, Child 1,700yen/30min, Infant 1,000yen/30min

Himeji City Tourist Information Center (Navi Port)
– 210-2 Ekimae, Himeji (At JR Himeji Station’s concourse)
– Open : 9:00 – 19:00
– Phone : 079-287-0003

Memorial Photo with Princess at Himeji Castle

Weekends and holidays in the autumn only, “Senhime-sama”, one of the women deeply involved in Himeji Castle appears. Then we went to see her! We were fascinated with the gorgeous kimono-style princess, and feel as if we had been transported through the another age. Taking photo with her is free. Luckily you may take photos as Himeji Castle back and your memories of a nice trip should increase one more.

Message from Senhime-sama
“We are waiting for the heart of hospitality in my heart. Please do not hesitate to visit us at your sightseeing in Himeji.”
(By Maho Nishigaki and Yukari Maeda, – Graduate School of Human Science and Environment, University of Hyogo.)

Senhime-sama welcomes
– Saturday, Sunday, and a public holiday, Oct 22 to Nov 27
– About 5 times between 10: 00 – 15: 00 (About 20 minutes per time)
* 11: 00 – 15: 00 only on Nov 6
* We canceled rain. In case of cancellation, postponed to the next day or two days later.
– Near Mikuni moat inside Himeji Castle
* Within the pay area, The place may change depending on the situation.