Himeji City is famously known for it’s magnificent castle.
It is a city located in Hyogo Prefecture and can easily be accessed by either JR or Hanshin Train line from Osaka.
At first I thought the design was a bird but it is actually the city’s flower called Sagiso (Radiata Flower).
This other one is the flower and the bird (White Egret).
According to this page, there is another design which has the castle on it. I guess I have to go and look for it one more time.
If you are ever in Himeji area, try to look this manhole cover.
The design depicts the city’s flower, Ajisai (Hydrangea).
Unfortunately, this time I could not find the colored version.
Maybe you will luckier than me when you visit Nagasaki.
The first Manhole of Moriguchi City , that I found was a bell surrounded by flowers. After following some manhole cover fans in instagram I found another one with a very cute design.
The design shows the city’s mascot character “Moriyoshi もり吉” carrying Daikon (Horse Radish) together with the city’s flower Satsuki (Azalea).
You can easily find this design right outside Keihan Moriguchi Station.
Happy Hunting 🙂