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Shiga Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Shiga, Japan with a Local Guide

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    Popular Tours in Shiga

    The villages of Kouga Ninja, Shigaraki pottery and Sake brewery

    9 hours

    There are many genuine Sake breweries in Shiga. Koka city is one of the two most famous districts for Ninja as well as Iga city. The Ninja house was built about 300 years ago .It displays some gears and weapons actually used by Ninja allowing you to have experience intelligence and crafty skills. Shigaraki pottery has a long history and famous for its cute raccoon dog "Tanuki"

    FROM$102/ per group
    Mana F.
    4.75(40) reviews

    Experiencing Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony

    2 hours

    You can experience real traditional Japanese tea ceremony privately. I will pick you up at Otsu jr station or Hamaotsu Krishna station. Please feel relaxed to contact me.

    FROM$74/ per group
    Toshiyo O.
    4.62(166) reviews

    Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

    4 hours

    You will visit the Hikone castle tower, turrets, stone walls and moats etc.. Moreover, you will visist Hikone castle museum and castle town. You feel like you have slipped back into the Edo Period ( about 200~400 years ago). Hikone city is near Kyoto city. It takes about 50 min. by JR train. Please vieit Hikone while you visit Kyoto. Of course, I can guide you in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.

    FROM$127/ per person
    Kazuhiko G.
    4.62(110) reviews

    One Day Bike Tour around Yogo, an Old Home of Japan in Shiga (日本的乡土“余吴”一天自行车远行在滋贺县)

    9 hours

    Lake Yogo, alias "Mirror Lake" is a northernmost attraction in Shiga pref. Literally, it looks like a natural mirror on a calm day, perfectly reflecting surrounding mountains. The one day tour takes you to representative spots associated with impressive folklores about the lake and its vicinity. We can also visit the stage of the fierce historical battle of Shizugatake of the Provincial Wars.

    FROM$205/ per group
    Yoshi K.
    5.00(3) reviews

    Day Trips from Shiga

    Shiga Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

    Whether it’s your first time to Shiga or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Shiga has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Shiga tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Shiga, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.