Discovering Japan Leather in a city home to a world heritage
Take a walk around the leather capital, Himeji Station
Himeji is one of Japan's leading producers of leather materials. At the entrance of Himeji, from the station front to the surrounding area, there are leather shops using local materials such as “Himekawa” which is highly regarded around the world. Search for the latest leather goods while walking around World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle.
Find a partner for life at a leather tailor that makes one of a kind leather jackets.
The leather accessory series "Shosa", which is popular both in Japan and overseas, has a wide variety of colors and selections, including texture and processing. You may come across a gem of your choice.
No,No,Yes! Himeji Salon
7 minute walk
If you want to take a break, stop by the Japanese sweets shop "Amaneya Himeji Station North Exit". They carry a wide range of products, from fruit daifuku (sticky rice cake filled with red bean paste) to karinto (sweet, deep fried snack) in a basket which is great as a souvenir.
"Emidama" is a colorful sphere shaped monaka (bean-jam filled wafers). The bean paste, which incorporates not only Japanese ingredients but also fragrant fruits, changes the image of the monaka.
Amaneya Himeji Station North
7 minute walk
Leather goods and lifestyle goods are lined up in a soothing and minimal space, expressing the brand’s unique aesthetics.
The leather does not use any chemicals and is tanned with plant astringency (vegetable tannins) extracted from mimosa bark. The series that preserves the original quality and texture of the leather is popular.