Himeji Castle and Koko-en Garden Half Day Walking Tour

Highlights

Noboru S.

Himeji
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Visit the most beautiful castle in Japan! It survived over 400 years and Japan’s first world cultural heritage. Find elaborately designed defensive tricks! Learn its survival history. Stroll in Koko-en garden next to the castle. It is about 3.5ha and divided into 9 different Japanese gardens. You can forget about the noise from the city.

Details of my tour can be arranged according to your interest.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

JR Himeji Station or Your Hotel near JR Himeji Station

09:00

Pick up / Meeting Point

[ ] JR Himeji Station

[ ] Hotel near JR Himeji station

09:30

Himeji castle (Yen 1,050 : combination ticket to the castle and Koko-en)

Visit World Cultural Heritage Himeji Castle. Learn its defensive tricks and survival history. Many nice spots for taking photos.

12:00

Koko-en Japanese Garden

Stroll through the gardens and relax. Enjoy drinking Maccha green tea in a special tea room if you like. (Yen 500)

12:30

Miyuki-Dori Shopping Street

Enjoy shopping or grab a bite of local snack on the way to JR Himeji Station.

13:00

Drop off / Ending Point:

[ ] JR Himeji Station

[ ] Hotel near JR Himeji station

Ending Point

JR Himeji Station or Your Hotel near JR Himeji Station

What to Expect

Himeji Castle is the most beautiful castle in Japan. It was constructed in 1609. The castle you will see is the original, over 400 years old and Japan’s first world cultural heritage. It is famous not only for its beauty but also for its elaborately designed defensive systems, many of which I will show you in my tour. You will find the history background of the castle, why it was built in Himeji, by whom and how it survived for over 400 years. I will tell you a dramatic life of Princess Sen who died in 1626, however still remembered by citizens as a symbol of Himeji Castle. My tour then takes you to Koko-en garden next to Himeji Castle. Koko-en is about 3.5ha and divided into 9 different Japanese gardens. Enjoy beautiful gardens where Himeji Castle is used as a background landscape. There is a special tea room in the garden where you can drink Maccha green tea (Yen 500). Relax and forget about the noise from the city. Enjoy shopping or grab a bite of local snack on the way back to JR Himeji Station.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

Pick-up at your hotel near JR Himeji station

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (guests and guide) : About 1,000 JPY, if you take taxi from Himeji station to the castle

Any meals and drinks (guests and guide): About 1,500 JPY per person

Any admission fee (guests) : Yen 1,050 per person for the combination ticket (Himeji Castle and Koko-en)

Important Information

I guide you in Wakayama, Kumano, Koya-san and Shiga if you pay my transportation fee from Himeji.

・This tour involves half day walking, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

・It is my pleasure to help you plan your itinerary.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$144/ per group

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