Day 12: Himeji/Osaka
In Himeji you will visit the imposing Himeji Castle. This castle is known for its beautiful white exterior, its size, and for the fact that it is one of the 12 castles that remains intact. This means that the castle has never been destroyed, rebuild or burnt. Next to the castle itself, there are also the beautiful castle grounds to visit. These castle grounds have also been well preserved and are a nice example of what the surroundings looked like in the past.
In the afternoon you will travel to Osaka and visit the lively Shinsaibashi district. In and around Shinsaibashi there is a lot to explore. You can visit numerous shopping streets where there are a lot of different products and dishes for purchase. It is also possible to visit Dotonbori, which is located a little bit south of Shinsaibashi. There are huge screens there that projects a variety of things and of course you can take a picture with the famous Glico man.