Hyogo Golden Route : Himeji (one of five tours)

Yoshiharu K.

3.83(6) reviews
Himeji
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 3 people

Hyogo prefecture is about 150km long in north-south direction. There are many sight seeing spots, not only Kobe, Himeji but also Izush-Toyooka, Tanba-Sasayama Awaji island. So Hyogo government decleared "Hyogo Golden Route" as recommended tours. I would like to guide those areas where tourists do not know well. Each area is one day tour. You can have a different experience from Kyoto or Osaka.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

JR Osaka station or Sannomiya staion (Kobe).

Himeji castle : Himeji castle has a lot of mysteries like a female ghost story or a cross mark on the stonewall which could mean Christianity and etc.

Sake brewery Nadagiku : This area Himeji is famous for good rice for making sake and sake brewery. And this brewery's family had a father of French Judo.

Ending Point

JR Osaka station or Sannomiya staion (Kobe).

What to Expect

Himeji used to be bigger city than Kobe 160 years ago before Kobe opened the port to outside of Japan. It was the center of this reigon, Harima. The size of this city is not big but not small (the population is around 500000). So Himeji's atmospher is different from Kobe.

The most famous rice for making sake,"Yamada Nishiki" is produced mainly in this region (more than 80% in total production) and Yamada Nishiki is used most of best brewery in Japan and there are many good breweries in Himeji. You can enjoy good local foods (Himeji Oden, local sea food etc.) and sake.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Transportation fee of guide between guide's house and start place of this toiur(JR Osaka station or JR Sannomiya staion).

What‘s not included

-Admission fee (you and guide) :

Himeji castle and the garden : 1040yen for each.

-Transportation fee (you and guide) :

From Osaka to Himeji : 1490yen or 3540yen(for using Shinkansen Bullet Train) for each

From Sannomiya(Kobe) to Himeji : 970yen

Taxi from Himeji castle to Nadaguku and Nadaguku to Himeji Sta : around 3000yen

-Lunch, Dinner, drinks,

Important Information

1) You can start this tour at JR Osaka station or JR Sannomiya Station.

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

Reviews

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Jeff T.

May 31, 2019

Osaka and Kyoto day tours

Yoshiharu is a good tour Guide. He was at our hotel on time and was willing to do anything to make our tour good. He still a little new right now and everything didn't go as planned. Most of the time it was our group fault because some people in our group wanted go to a place that Yoshiharu has never been before and never told him about it before hand but Yoshiharu did his best to find the places and get us there. The only thing I can think of that might improve the tour is in the subway. I think yoshiharu might figure out the total Subway ride fare before hand so we could just pay one time instead of every single time we went to the subway. Overall Yoshiharu is a Good Guide and will get you to see the sights you want to. I would use him again next Time I visit Japan.

Yoshiharu K.

Thank you for your evaluation. I was very surprised to get there and could not have expected there. And I am sorry for having troubles when we bought tickets to get subway. We should have buy 1 day pass for subway but the pass is more expensive than buying tickets one by one, so we did.(Next time we will but 1 day pass) Next time you come to Japan, I will be ready for more interesting tour according to your interests. Thank you.

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Gil H.

Apr 29, 2019

Vacation in Japan

Yoshi is a new tour guide. He is doing its best to make the tour interesting.

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Peter B.

Apr 17, 2019

Osaka good times

Very friendly and helpful

Yoshiharu K.

Dear Peter and Derek Thank you for your evaluation. It is undeserved for me as a beginner's guide. If you come to Japan again, I want to guide you in Kyoto or Nara which has more than one thousand years long history. Yours sincerely, Yoshiharu

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Constantinos Y.

Apr 12, 2019

Great tour of Kyoto

Great tour of main sightseeings in Kyoto, great guide, recommended.

$276/ per group

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