The 10 Best Places to Eat in Himeji, Japan

In 2015, over 286 million people visit Himeji. Not only Himeji castle, but local food like “ Himeji Oden”, “octopus”, “ conger” and other seafood is another reason why Himeji is popular. So today, we would like to introduce 10 restaurants that you should go in Himeji.

1. Sumiyaki Anago Yamayoshi

1. Sumiyaki Anago Yamayoshi
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Don’t you want to eat soft and tasty conger? “Sumiyaki Anago Yamayoshi” always has line on weekends. Their most popular menu is “Anago meshi” that has soft boiled conger on rice that is made with original source. Wasabi makes it tastier.

If this doesn’t make you full, we suggest to order “Yamayoshi teishoku” that you can eat both rice and cooked conger. If you want to eat conger in Himeji, this place is the best.

Name: Sumiyaki Anago Yamayoshi
Address: 310 Ekimae, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-226-5678
Time: 11:00~20:00
Access: 3minutes from Himeji station by foot

Map: Map to Sumiyaki Anago Yamayoshi

2. Sushiichi

2. Sushiichi
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This restaurant is introduced on Michelin guide book for Hyogo. It opened 50 years ago. On their menu, they have conger sushi or fried stonefish.

Our suggestion is sushi roll that has sea urchin, tuna, shrimp, and conger that is 5000 yen. Please visit this restaurant!

Name: Sushiichi
Address: 35 Sakamoto, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-222-6961
Time: 11:00~14:00 / 16:30~23:00
Close: None (except New Years and Obon)
Access: 13 minutes from Himeji station

Map: Map to Sushiichi

3. Ramen Zundoya

3. Ramen Zundoya
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Maybe you don’t think of Ramen when you think about Himeji but this restaurant has succeed worldwide and they have brunch in NY. The name of restaurant is “Ramen Zundoya”.

They make pork soup that is creamy and strong. You can choose noodle thin or thick. Their goal is to have 1000 brunches on this earth. How about try it?

Name: Ramen Zundoya Souhonten
Address: Nisshin building 1st floor, 298-2, Funaoka, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-298-4867
Time: 11:00~2:00
Close: None (except New Year)
Access: 20 minutes from Himeji station by foot

Map: Map to Ramen Zundoya Souhonten

4. Jigoro

4. Jigoro
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“Jigoro” is where you can enjoy local food or sake that is popular for tourists. They mainly use row fish from Setonaikai. You can also eat conger with different way to cook, also they have “Satsuma beef”.

If you like sake, this place is the best.

Name: Jigoro Honten
Address: 53 Minami, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-289-4506
Access: 1minute from Himeji station by foot

Map: Map to Jigoro Honten

5. Takopia

5. Takopia
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There is a big shopping mall called “Granfesta” in front of Himeji station. “Takopia” is located on B1 street Granfesta gobangai. They have been loved more than 50 years by local people. They have original menu called “Akashiyakifu Takoyaki”.

They also have squid omelet with rice and coffee with good price that kids can buy with their money but tasty. Since it’s close to the station, it is always full. If you visit around this area, please stop by.

Name: Takopia
Address: Grounfesta B1 floor, 188-1 Ekimae, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-221-3657
Time: 10:00~20:00
Close: None
Access: 1 minute from Himeji station by foot

Map: Map to Takopia

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6. Oden Noko

6. Oden Noko
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When you think about food in Himeji, what do you think of? You can eat one of local food called Himeji Oden at this restaurant. There are lots of Oden restaurants in Himeji but we suggest this place the most. Their soup is very tasty and also they have more than 30 kinds of toppings.

This restaurant doesn’t allow to bring kids, so be careful.

Name: Oden Noko honten
Address: Shirogane building 101, 107 Shiroganemachi, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-284-7345
Time 17:00~22:00
Close: Sunday and holiday
Access: 3 minutes from Himeji station by foot

Map: Map to Oden Noko Honten

7. Totoro

7. Totoro
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This place is standing restaurant. They have only counter, but their raw fish is good and cheap. They have set menu too like 9 sushi for 1560 yen.

If you pay plus 299 yen, you can have edamame and beer too. If you want to eat fresh raw fish, please visit here!

Name: Totoro
Address: 127-1 Minami ekimae, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-280-6839
Time: 11:30~14:00 / 17:00~23:30
Close: random
Access: 2 minutes from Himeji station by foot

Map: Map to Totoro

8. Tamagoya

8. Tamagoya
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How about eating egg meal at “Tamagoya” that is located in front of Himeji castle? This place makes best egg in Japan named “Yume sodachi” and it is famous for rice with egg.

Rice with egg is all you can eat so you can get full. If you like egg meal, please visit here!

Name: Tamagoya
Address: 68 Honcyo, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-289-0058
Time: 11:00~16:00
Close: none
Access: 10 minutes from Himeji station by foot

Map: Map to Tamagoya

9. YAKINIKU RIKI Shirasagi

9. YAKINIKU RIKI Shirasagi
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It opened more than 30 years ago in Himeji. “YAKINIKU RIKI Shirasagi is loved by local people and you can eat black cow beef. They have lots of lunch menu like ladies lunch which is 1350 yen.

Inside of the restaurant looks gorgeous that doesn’t look like yakiniku restaurant. If you want to have gorgeous dinner, this place is good to visit!

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Name: YAKINUKU RIKI Shirasagi
Address: Otemae building 6th floor, 65Minami, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-280-6630
Time: 11:30~14:30 / 17:30~24:00
Close: None
Access: 2 minutes from Himeji station by foot

Map: Map to YAKINUKU RIKI Shirasagi

10. Touraisyun

10. Touraisyun
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“Tonraisyun” opened in 1946. Their most popular menu is steam dumpling. There are more than 10 kinds of stuff in it and the texture is good. Chinese noodle is also popular too.

The inside of restaurant looks old Chinese restaurant. How about trying good steam dumpling in Himeji?

Name: Touraisyun
Address: 111 Nishi Nikaimachi, Himeji, Hyogo
Phone: +81-79-222-1570
Time: 11:00~19:30
Close: Tuesday and third Monday
Access: 5 minutes from Himeji station

Map: Map to Touraisyun

Let’s go to eat good local food in Himeji!

Today we introduced top 10 restaurants in Himeji. They all located close to Himeji station. Please enjoy food in Himeji after reading this page. You might find one you like.

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