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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

Kazuhiko G.

4.61(109) reviews
Shiga
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 18 people

You will visit the Hikone castle tower, turrets, stone walls and moats etc..

Moreover, you will visist Hikone castle museum and castle town.

You feel like you have slipped back into the Edo Period ( about 200~400 years ago).

Hikone city is near Kyoto city. It takes about 50 min. by JR train. Please vieit Hikone while you visit Kyoto.

Of course, I can guide you in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.

Itinerary

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Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At JR Hikone Station

Hikone Castle tower (A National Treasure), Genkyu-en Garden

Hikone Castle Museum, Temple complex and Castle Town

Japanese Traditional Restaurant

Ending Point

At JR Hikone Station

What to Expect

You will find following items.

・Architecture Style of Japanese Castle

・Japanese garden style

・Samurai's life

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Tour guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee, Entrance fee, Lunch fee

Important Information

I will suit it to a guide starting time that is convenient for you.

There are many beautiful temples and shrine near Hikone castle.

You can also visit there.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there interesting spots around here?

Yes. This area is close to Kyoto and Nara geographically and has been culturally influenced strongly by Kyoto and Nara since ancient times. Therefore, there are many famous temples and shrines around here. Moreover, this area was important military spot for feudal lords who tried to rule Japan in the Civil Wars in around the 16 century.

Therefore, there are many ruins of castles.

Reviews

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Vinh T.

Jan 11, 2020

Excellent guide and great with Families

Kazu was great and was very patience and flexible and extremely helpful in guiding and assisting us with our travels from landing in Osaka, sightseeing and dinners in Kyoto. We had a large group of 10 adults and 8 kids(6-10yrs). He greeted half at KIX at lunchtime and then guided them around and then brought the group together when the other half landed in ITM and then big bus to dinner and off to Kyoto. Good english and communication and planning was excellent. We have hired him again in 2 days time for full day Kyoto tour.

Kazuhiko G.

Dear Mr.Vinh I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you and your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Osaka and Kyoto. I was concerned about your family getting tired. I'm sorry that I could not visit Fushimi Inari shrine because we had no time. I'm glad that I was able to show your family Osaka (Osaka Aquarium, Osaka Castle and Doutonbori) and Kyoto (Kinkakuji Temple and Arashiyama). Moreover, i'm glad that your family experienced Kimono, Kaiseki dish for dinner and rickshaw riding. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Lata R.

Dec 15, 2019

Quick Kyoto Tour

Kazuhiko guided us to get to all the major spots spread out in different directions in one single day. We visited Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama bamboo forest, Kinkakuji temple and Kiyomizu dera.He kept our large group of 13 on track and ensured that we reached our points of interests in a timely manner. There is no way we could have figured it out on our own. I will certainly recommend him to anyone who wishes to visit Kyoto.

Kazuhiko G.

Dear Ms. Lata, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. The pictures which were taken at Kiyomizu-dera temple remind me of when I guided your group. I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot. Moreover, it took much time to move because of traffic congestion. I am anxious that your group got tired. Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Ramya B.

Dec 10, 2019

Evening walk kyoto

Our walking tour of kyoto on the evening of 26th November with the guidance of Mr.Kazuhiko, we visited the enchanting Tori gate shrine of Fushimi Inari and the enthralling Kiomizudera with its beautiful illumination. Mr.Kazuhiko is an excellent guide with facts & figures about kyoto and surroundings. We were pleasantly surprised to see the similarities between the Indian & japanese traditions as well as practices & beliefs. Thanks once again.

Kazuhiko G.

Dear Ms. Ramya, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the night tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I have guided many guests for many many times in Kyoto. However, the night tour was only second time. Therefore, I also saw beautiful illumination at Kiyomizu-dera temple. Moreover, I'm sorry that I confused you, because I waited for you at the different hotel. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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Margaret G.

Dec 10, 2019

BEST KYOTO GUIDE

Kazu was a knowledgable and friendly guide with terrific preparation of interesting facts that ensured our Kyoto tours were packed full of interest. His English is excellent. He did not walk fast but managed to cover all our requested site visits in a relaxing and enjoyable way within a reasonable time schedule. He chose different styles of outstanding lunch restaurants. He would definitely be our Number One choice of guide for whenever we return to Kyoto.

Kazuhiko G.

Dear Ms. Margaret, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. We visited many places in Kyoto. Regarding some spots, it is first time for me to guide guests. Therefore, it was nice experience for me and I also have found that there are many other beautiful spots which I have not been. Thank you!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

$150/ per person

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