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Tour of the most famous Himeji Castle and a Japanese garden named Koko-En in Himeji

Kazuhiko F.

3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

I'll take you to the most famous castlein Japan. Himeji Castle designated as UNESCO's World Heritage site is one of the 12 original castles was built in early 17th century.

And it is thought the most beautiful castle with white plastered walls.

After visiting the Castle, we will walk to the typical Japanese garden Koko-en within 5 minutes walk.

Meeting Point

at Himeji Station

Himeji Castle: You will see the Castle like a white heron and a typical architecture of the Japanese castles in 17th century.

Koko-en: you will see the typical Japanese garden which has different types of gardens and you can enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony experience.

Ending Point

at Himeji Station

What to Expect

1) You will have lots of visual explanation.

2) You could compare the structure of the Castle with European castles.

3) You will have the image of the castle town and lives of the peaple 300 to 400 hundred years ago.

4) I'm sure you will want to come back again to Japan.

5) You will see differnet types of small gardens which have different fences in Koko-en Japanese garden.

6) You could enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony experience.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in the area of Himeji

What‘s not included

Transportation fee for Hotel Pick-up in the outside of Himeji:Kobe area 2000yen, Osaka area 3000yen

Entrance fee for only the castle: 1000yen/adult

Entrance fee for the castle and the Japanese garden Koko-en: 1040yen/adult

Important Information

I can accept your request at least 4 days in advance.

1) If you start the tour from Himege Station on foot, you will walk about 3 hours.

2) The stairs in the main tower of the castle are steep, you should be careful not to fall down.

3) You should take of your shoes at the entrance of the main tower and put on slippers prepared for you.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time
$70/ per group