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Informative. Helpful. Welcoming staff.

THis is probably one of the best visitors' centre in Japan. Foreigner-friendly materials on... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
YubaPrincess
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Helpful and Efficient

Saw the Visitor Center on my way out of the station and thought I'd drop by. They have free English... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Rito A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Japan tourist centers provide excellent information. Brochures in many languages are available. Asking information in English is easy.

Thank Soh S
Reviewed 8 October 2018

THis is probably one of the best visitors' centre in Japan. Foreigner-friendly materials on sightseeing places are available in many languages. Bus routes are clear and informative. Maps are given out too. Staff are helpful even in recommending shops for food souvenirs (try the sennensugi...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Saw the Visitor Center on my way out of the station and thought I'd drop by. They have free English language maps of Himeji, useful if you're planning a full day visit of the city. Staff spoke English as well. Friendly too.

Thank Rito A
Reviewed 30 January 2018

It's located in Himeji Station just before the exit. Staff are very helpful & can speak good English.

Thank Tote919
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Right at the exit from the train station. Lots of free maps, brochures. Very good English spoken. Great advises about places to visit, connections. Free postcards of Himeji Castle. Free bikes offered. Well worth a stop on arrival.

1  Thank endis
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Himeji is pretty small to get around and this place offers free map and surprisingly the staff all speak good ENGLISH!!! I was really really surprised (with all due respect)

2  Thank PeggieFearless
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Visitor Centre at the station was very helpful. Even if you think you know where you're going it is worth dropping by to ask their advice for sights to see around Himeji. We took advantage of their free bike offer. You can borrow bikes...More

1  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The service here is excellent. The staff speak excellent English and made our visit really easy. Definitely a good place to stop first.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Very helpful telling us which local bus to catch and from where to get to the castle (the loop bus wasn't running on a mid week winter day when we visited). Gave us guide books and postcards etc. The lady who spoke to us also...More

Thank Annlex
Reviewed 5 May 2017

As you leave Himeji JR Station, west exit, the tourist information center is on your left, just before exiting the terminal. Very knowledgeable ladies and good English also. I am sure they get the same question hundreds of times, how to get to the castle....More

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