COVID-19 Gradual Reopening
This region is beginning the slow process to reopen after the COVID-19 closures.
Measures are in place to prevent the further spread of the virus, and social distancing and hand sanitisation rules will still apply.
Some venues in this area may remain closed or be disrupted, however many are gradually allowing visitors again.
Updated 23 May 2020
A pretty city close to Osaka, Himeji - and the famed Himeji Castle - is easily accessed from Osaka or Kyoto. Being on the Tokkaido Shinkansen line means that Himeji is also excellent for a day-trip when travelling to or from Hiroshima.