Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square

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Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square

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Francis M
Isle of Skye, UK88 contributions
This is a pedestrian walkway
Jan 2020
You can see the castle a little better from up here but, unless you are stuck for time, the best thing to do is walk up the main street. You can see the castle as soon as you exit north from the station and each step brings it closer into view so you soon have a better look at it than you would from the 'viewing deck'.
Written February 28, 2020
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TourismDr!
Greensborough, Australia42 contributions
Get the pictures you want.
Dec 2019
This a a great spot for the typical castle picture. I prefer images of different angles, but the castle was made to be tricky to be seen for its original purpose- a garrison to protect those within!
Written December 11, 2019
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Nejc Draganjec
Skofja Loka, Slovenia187 contributions
Nice view and photo opportunity
May 2018 • Couples
Great view down the main road to Himeji castle. Since most visitors will come to Himeji with a train, it would be a shame to miss this spot. You only have to walk a couple of stairs and be rewarded with the first view on one of the most stunning castles in Japan.
Written April 23, 2019
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flipavocat
Pasig, Philippines338 contributions
Handy for spotting my wife
Feb 2019 • Couples
So that is what it’s called... we were in the himeji station area and my wife said she would wander a bit for 5 minutes to take pictures. 10 minutes later and she still hadn’t shown up so I took an escalator to what appeared to be a station balcony and spotted her in no time amongst the crowd. Local kids seem to use it as a place for practicing their dance moves.
Written March 27, 2019
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Angad Singh
Hong Kong, China386 contributions
Nice views
May 2018 • Friends
Nice views. nothing special though. if you come to Himeji by train. you can decide to stop by this place.
Written March 14, 2019
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Great views
Mar 2019 • Couples
Himeji castle is right at the end of the Main Street going away from the station. You get a great view of the castle in the distance from the viewing deck. The castle looks great at night when it is lit up.
Written March 11, 2019
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Joy_Sinha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,388 contributions
Himeji Station viewing deck
May 2018 • Solo
The viewing deck is just outside the JR Himeji station and infact is a part of the station building which extends on to the street outside. The deck provides an immediate glimpse of Himeji Castle to visitors. The view is panoramic with the street in the foreground with people, public transportation and the castle in the background.
A good photo location and nice way to spend some time while having a drink before or after a journey from the JR Himeji station.
Written May 15, 2018
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
First view of the Hemiji Castle
Apr 2018 • Couples
The viewing Deck of Himeji Station Square was a purpose built covered deck immediately outside the JR Station facing the Castle along the main road. There were seats on the upper level and lift service for those needed. From there, tourists would feel confident walking to the Castle within 15 minutes apart from side track by other activities. I spent much time here during my recent visit because of the heavy rain.
Written April 15, 2018
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beverskii
Paris, France204 contributions
Fantastic for the first photo of the castle !!!
May 2017 • Family
It's free and it's the first spot to shot your first photography of the castle of Himeji. You can also see the atmosphere of the central road. The place to be before walking in the town.
Written May 14, 2017
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Facility inside a modern JR Station
Apr 2017 • Friends
It was a covered deck inside the JR station where everyone could have views on Himeji Castle and the surrounding streets. In front of the viewing platform was an open square where many local people come here to play their music and share the joy with tourists around.
Written May 13, 2017
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