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Enjoy the authentic castle town and famous Oumi beef just outside Kyoto

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Oumihachiman was once very flourished town under Hachimanyama castle back in the 16th century. Still you see a beautiful town with traditional style houses as well as the moat used for the castle. The area is also famous for Oumi beef which is one of the 3 best beefs in Japan similar to the famous Kobe beef. We will go up the mountain by the cable car. Will see the beautiful view of Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan together with the rice paddies.

Shiga Tour Guide - Nori I.
Nori I.
5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

JR Oumihachiman station

- Will come and pick you up at the station by my car. * Oumihachiman is about 30 minutes by JR train from the Kyoto station.

09:00 AM

JR Oumihachiman station

We will meet right outside the ticket gate of JR Oumihachiman station.

09:20 AM

Himure Hachimangu Shrine

We will visit Himure Hachimangu Shrine.

09:40 AM

Hachimanyama castle ruins

We will ride on the cable car to go up the mountain to the castle ruins area. Will trek a bit and see the beautiful view of Lake Biwa and rice paddies.

10:30 AM

Hachiman moat

We will come back down from the small mountain/ruins and walk along the moat and see the beautiful traditional scenery of Japan.

11:00 AM

Oumihachiman old street and the shopping area

We will go through the photogenic streets with old style houses and visit an area where some charming/unique shops are.

11:30 AM

Restaurant - Marutake Oumi Nishikawa

We will go to the restaurant and have a lunch with Oumi beef which is one of the three best beefs in Japan.

12:40 AM

JR Oumihachiman station

I will take you back to the JR station where our tour started and

end the tour.

Ending Point

JR Oumihachiman station

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What‘s included

- English translation / guide fee

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What‘s not included

- Lunch has to be paid by yourself based on what you would like to have (avg. 15 to 30 USD per person).

- Lunch for the guide also has to be borne by your side.

- Cable car fee (up & down, cash only, 6 USD).

Tour Important Information

- It is possible to customize the start time of the tour.

- There are several authentic temples nearby in the mountains which can be added to this tour in the afternoon as well (extra charge applies).

- It is better to wear comfortable shoes since we will walk for more than three hours.

- The guide will not be liable for any injuries or loss incurred during the tour. It is recommended to have overseas travel insurance.

- Also, please remember to carry enough cash in Japanese Yen since some small stores do not accept credit card.

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Shiga Tour Reviews

If we could give Nori 10 stars we would!!!

Perfect English. Amazing knowledge of history. We had just a grand time with Nori. We went to the best places and he really spent the time prior to our meet up date getting to know what we wanted out of the tour. Picked a great place for lunch and just had such patience with us. If you are traveling to Kyoto I totally recommend Nori. Our whole family agree he made our trip to Kyoto very memorable!

Killian R.

Thank you for your very kind comments. I really appreciate it. The change of plan in the morning made me panic a little bit but still I guess I passed your test! I am really glad that you all enjoyed the tour. Two things I need to remember for my future tours. One is the toilet at Imamiya shrine and the other is where to find a nice snow globe…. LOL Enjoy the rest of your trip. If you need my help, don’t hesitate to contact me anytime. Thanks again!

Amazing time with a local guide who skillfully and passionately shared his knowledge of beautiful Kyoto

Nori was an amazing guide and helped us efficiently explore beautiful Kyoto. He had great recommendations on sweets, photo spots and a lunch spot for yummy curry at a smaller mom and pop restaurant. He had us visit less a couple of less busy Zen temples off of the beaten track which was a nice break from the more famous ones. We were able to see Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Nishiki Market and Gion area in our 8 hour tour. We would have only gotten through half of that on our own. We learned a lot from Nori. He was a wealth of knowledge on the customs, history and local restaurants/foods to try. We hope to try his home city tour on our next trip to Japan.

Tom K.

Thanks for your kind comments. I really appreciate it. I think by the end of the day I tired everyone out, so I was concerned but I am really glad to hear you had a great time! Yes, if you come back next time, I will take you all to even more fun places! Take care!

Nori is a very special guide!

Our family was so fortunate to have Nori take us around Kyoto for two days in June. In addition to having the loveliest personality, he possesses a unique combination of eastern and western expertise. He was born and raised in Kyoto and comes from a family steeped in Japanese tradition. He also has lived, worked and studied extensively in the United Stated and India so that his English (and understanding of American culture) is exceptional. His knowledge of Kyoto's history, sites, geography, religion, culture is extensive. And he knows the best places to eat and shop for authentic goods. He is a joy to be around, wonderful with children (our son is 13), and able to be flexible and adapt to his clients' needs.. He is also very punctual; organized; and an extremely responsive communicator. We have been lucky to travel all over the world and have access to guides. Nori is a true gem among them all! Highest recommendation!!

Rachel F.

Thank you very much for your kind words. I really appreciate it. I also had a great time exploring Kyoto with you. I hope Steven’s condition has been getting better. Hopefully next time if you can come to Japan for skiing, I can join you guys!! Have a safe and wonderful rest of the trip!!

$126/ per group

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