Himeji is a region with the second largest commerce and population in Hyogo. It was once the capital of the Harima Province (or Banshu) in the Edo period. Seafood here is delicious, nourished by agriculture and the nutrients that flow into the sea through the many rivers.
Since before World War II, there have been factories for iron, steel, forging, and casting electronic parts. Himeji also produces matches, leather, and gelatin.