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The 10 Best Restaurants Around Himeji Castle| Himeji Gourmet Guide

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There are many nice restaurants such as Japanese food, Western food, Italian, etc. around the World Cultural Heritage · Himeji Castle, and there are many shops recommended for lunch.

Among them, it is called “Himeji gourmet”, and the menu which I can eat only in this place is what I want to taste without fail if I come to Himeji.

We have selected 10 recommended lunch spots around Himeji castle.

The 10 Best Restaurants Around Himeji Castle

10 popular restaurants that can be walked from Himeji Castle.

Here are some recommended lunch spots for foreign tourists.

Īgurekyassuru Mire(イーグレキャッスル ミレ)

Īgurekyassuru MireIt is a restaurant where you can dine while watching Himeji Castle in front of you.

There are many restaurants in the surroundings, but there are no places with good views.

It is recommended for tourists as it is easy to understand where it is possible to go from Himeji castle immediately.

There are orthodox menus centered on sashimi, tempura, Himeji oden and so on.

For lunch there is Japanese / Western food, you can eat Himeji gourmet Confucius or very thin flour noodle named somen.

store information

name Īgurekyassuru Mire
Opening hours 11: 30 ~ 14: 30
17: 00 ~ 21: 00
Annual and weekly closing Closed holiday Once a month Monday, irregular holiday
directions Getting directions from Himeji castle (Google Maps)

Kassuiken(活水軒)

Kassuiken

It is a restaurant in Kokoen next to Himeji castle.

The inside of the shop is open glass, so you can enjoy delicious Japanese food while watching the beautiful garden.

The signboard menu is Confucius bowl, and “himegozen” with tempura and soba is also popular.

It is a restaurant that you can eat quietly and slowly.

store information

name Kassuiken
Opening hours 9: 30 ~ 16: 30 (Fall to spring)
9: 30 ~ 17: 30 (summer)
Annual and weekly closing No regular holiday
directions Getting directions from Himeji castle (Google Maps)

Grill TENPEI(洋食グリル 天平)

Western-style grill Tenpei is located on the first floor of Otemae Daiichi Bldg, just a short walk from Himeji Castle.

Restaurants that offer authentic Western food at reasonable prices are rare in this area and are popular with tourists.

The signboard menu includes classic western dishes such as hamburgers with plenty of meat and crab cream croquettes popular with women.

store information

name grill Tenpei
Opening hours 11:30~14:30
17:00~21:00
Annual and weekly closing Every Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday
directions Getting directions from Himeji castle (Google Maps) 

TAMAGOYA(たまごや)


“Tamagoya” located in front of Himeji Castle is a specialty restaurant for fried rice using the local brand egg “Yumesodachi”.

The popular menu “Tamagake Mishi” has become a free-to-use egg and rice, so you can enjoy the delicious fried rice with egg.

Himeji’s unique topping menus are also very popular, such as “Yaki Anago” and “Hinepon”.

store information

name Tamagoya
Opening hours 11:00~17:00(L.O16:30)
Annual and weekly closing No regular holiday
directions Getting directions from Himeji castle (Google Maps) 

Menme(めんめ)

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“Menme” on Otemae Street in front of Himeji Castle is a shop where you can eat udon that Kansai-style dashi is effective.

There are a lot of customers from foreign countries, and it may be crowded at lunch time so let’s have plenty of time to spare.

For tourists from abroad, we prepare English and Chinese menu.

Things you eat by mixing sauce and dried bonito with boiled udon are popular

There are many other udon menus.

store information

name Menme
Opening hours 11: 30 ~ 19: 00
Annual and weekly closing Closed Wednesday
directions Getting directions from Himeji castle (Google Maps) 

Wabisuke(侘助)

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“Wabisuke” is a Japanese restaurant opened in 2013 after renovating the 110-year-old house.

Beyond the river is Himeji Castle and looking at the beautiful scenery is another pleasure.

The menu is mainly Japanese. Sashimi and chicken dishes, Himeji specialty “Hinepon” etc can be ordered separately.
There is also a course of shabu-shabu pot.

Set meals with desserts and drinks are popular for lunch.

store information

name Wabisuke
Opening hours 11: 30 ~ 14: 30
17: 00 ~ 22: 30
Annual and weekly closing Closed Wednesday
directions Getting directions from Himeji castle (Google Maps) 

TACCOPIER

“Taccopier” Takoyaki is the most popular Himeji gourmet.

It is rare to eat Takoyaki with sauce and soup at the same time, and it is very delicious.

In addition to Takoyaki, a popular menu, there are soba, udon-yaki, oden, grilled squid and omelet rice.

You can eat “Himeji Gourmet” at a cheap price.

store information

name Taccopier
Opening hours 10:00~20:00
Annual and weekly closing No regular holiday
directions Getting directions from Himeji castle (Google Maps) 

Sushiichi(すし一)

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“Sushiichi” is a sushi restaurant where you can enjoy a meal in a private room.

You can enjoy Himeji’s local sake and nearby seafood in a perfect atmosphere for a special day lunch.

Lunch with Himeji specialties Confucius is popular with tourists.

In addition to sushi, you can choose tempura and hot pot menu. Eel, Confucius is also recommended.

store information

name Sushiichi
Opening hours 11:30~14:00
16:30~23:00
Annual and weekly closing Regular holiday Bon Festival / New Year’s Holiday
directions Getting directions from Himeji castle (Google Maps) 

Spice SUEHIRO

“Spice Suehiro” is a curry shop located near Himeji Castle. Curry with a full-scale spice has many fans in the local area.

It is popular to eat melted chicken and pakuchi topped with chicken curry and bean curry made with homemade spices.

If you like curry, it’s a shop you want to go out once.

store information

name Spice Suehiro
Opening hours 11:30~22:00
Annual and weekly closing Closed on Thursdays and Fridays
directions Getting directions from Himeji castle (Google Maps)