Thursday, September 18, 2014

Himeji, Japan

City Information

The second city to be formally recognized as a Phoenix Sister City, Himeji became a partner in 1976. The city is located along the Seto Inland Sea some 40 miles west of Kobe, which is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. While Phoenix is named for the mythological Phoenix bird, Himeji Castle, which is considered the best-preserved castle in Japan, is called Oshiro or "White Heron" and is designated as a United Nations World Treasure.


   
Learn more about Himeji: 

Himeji city website (Japanese)

Himeji on Wikipedia

An interactive map of Himeji

News about Himeji

Learn some Japanese for free:

Check out the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix

Sushi 101