Since ancient times, the Himeji region in Hyogo Prefecture has benefitted from the nature of the Seto Inland Sea, and has developed as a region with a rich food culture. It is also the only prefecture that enjoys the fruits of the Sea of Japan, the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean, and can be claimed as the microcosm of Japanese food culture. Himeji City is also at the center of food culture in Hyogo Prefecture.
In the Harima region, with Himeji at its center, the manufacturing of seasonings such as soy sauce, salt, sake, mirin, kombu and bonito flakes has flourished, and there is an abundance of industries that are engaged in producing the flavors of Japanese cuisine. The region’s history, culture and environment, along with the castle town of Himeji, have also cultivated the production of excellent Japanese sake and confections.
We hope to welcome you to Himeji, with its abundance of the treasures of the sea, mountains and fields. The city of food Himeji awaits you, with a promise of offering experiences in tasting, seeing and touching.
Himeji Food Culture Association