Himeji Castle and Sake Brewery tour

Japanese (Native), English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Visit Himeji Castle, the World Heritage site, and Sake breweries in Nada district in Kobe. Himeji Castle is known as "White Heron Castle" with white plaster walls renovated in 2015. On the way back, we will visit Sake Brewery Museum and another Sake Brewery to learn the process of making Sake and enjoy free tasting of different type of Sake. Japanese cuisine or true Kobe beef dinner is available.

Chuji B.
4.75 / 5
(8 reviews)

Meeting Point

At your hotel(Osaka city area) or JR Shin-Osaka station.

Himeji Castle the first World Heritage Site in Japan in 1993.

Sake Brewery Museum and another Sake brewery in Nada district in Kobe.

Sake Brewery's restaurant or true Kobe Beef restaurant in local atmosphere.

Ending Point

At your hotel(Osaka city area) or JR Shin-Osaka station.

What to Expect

Himeji Castle is very famous for its surviving Japanese castle architecture that preserves the original stucture and its buildings are designated as " National Treasures"

You may feel as if you are a Samurai worier or Ninja in there.

At Sake Brewery Museum, you can understand that the process of making Sake is sensitive, complicated and full of originality.

You can also enjoy tasting and compare the difference of taste between several types of Japanese Sake. Of course you can buy Sake and related sourvenir.

Additionally, depending on your preference, I will bring you to Sake Brewery's restaurant or true Kobe Beef restaurant known by locals.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fee only.

What‘s not included

1. Transportation fee for picking up and drop off at you hotel (depends on the location)

2. Transportation from Shin-Osaka station to Himeji station about JPY3,000/person fro round trip.

3. Transportation fee during tour about JPY500/person.

4. Lunch (est. JPN2000) and Dinner (up to your preference).

5. Entrance fee for Himeji Castle (JPN1,000/per) for tourist only.

Important Information

I can guide you around Kochi and Tokushima area if you pay my round transportation fee to the area from Kobe, accommodation and meals in the area in addition to the usual guide fee.

1. This tour is walking tour and Himeji Castle doesn't have elevetors in it, so it is very hard for handicapped people.

2. When you enter inside of the Main Keep and some other buildings, you have to put off your shoes.

3. Free Sake tasting is available only for adults.

4. Suggestion for tasting Sake, please bring PET bottle of water as your chaser water.

5. This 8 hours tour doesn't include dinner.

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



Zachary E.

5 / 5
Nov 20, 2019

Excellent Guide

Chuji is a very dedicated guide, he is very communicative, plans throughly and professionally, and does a great job!

Chuji B.

Dear Zachary, Thank you for your review. I am very happy to work with you! Your customers are very gentle and cooperative. Best regards Chuji


Pauline M.

5 / 5
Nov 8, 2019

Sake Breweries and Sorakuen Japanese Garden

Chuji was a wonderful guide. He had lots of information to share with us. His English is excellent. We enjoyed all of the sites that he took us to. The itinerary was well planned and flawlessly executed. Thank you, Chuji for a great day!

Chuji B.

Dear Pauline, Thank you very much for your review on our tour. I appreciate you that you accepted my proposal of visiting the Japanese garden to see beautiful flowers. I guess it was good for you and myself to enjoy wonderful time. Best regards Chuji


Suzanne S.

5 / 5
Oct 30, 2019

Fantastic local guide in Kobe

We were delayed getting off our cruise in the Port of Kobe and Chuji was patiently waiting for us. He was very knowledgeable of the area and sights that we saw. We covered a lot of ground and moved quickly because of the delay in getting off the ship. He was also willing to adapt our pre arranged schedule to help us find a shop that sold good quality knives at reasonable prices. We enjoyed our time with him and would highly recommend him to anyone. For reference our party consisted of 4 adults and one teenager. Thank you Triplelights for connecting us to a fantastic guide. Thank you Chuji

Chuji B.

Dear Suzanne, Thank you for writing review on our nice tour included seeing sunset view from observatory. I am very happy to spend a special time with you. Please enjoy your staying in Japan! Chuji


Richard U.

4 / 5
Sep 4, 2019

Osaka tour

Chuji provides a great perspective of Osaka.

Chuji B.

Dear Richard, Thank you for your review! It is my pleasure to share great view and experience with my customers. Best regards Chuji

$191/ per group