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Let's enjoy Lake Biwa cruise and National Treasure Castle!

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Hikone Castle is one of the five National Treasure castles. The castle is on the hilltop and you can see beautiful scenery of Lake Biwa and castle town. Beside the castle, there is a beautiful Japanese garden, named "Genkyu-en". If you like, you enjoy a cup of green tea with Japanese sweet. After lunch at the castle town, let's enjoy cruise to a small sacred island, Chikubu-jima. In the sacred island, there are a famous temple and a National Treasure shrine. I'm sure you like it!!

Shiga Tour Guide - Yuriko S.
Yuriko S.
4.94 / 5
(49 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel or Hikone Station

10:00 AM

Hikone Castle

Let's enjoy National Treasure castle and beautiful Japanese garden!

12:00 PM

enjoy lunch time at nostalgic castle town

You can choose your favorite Japanese food at many restaurants at nostalgic castle town.

02:00 PM

Hikone Port for Lake Biwa cruise

Let's enjoy cruising for 40 minutes to Chikubu-jima island.

02:40 PM

Chikubu-jima island

strolling around the sacred small island, you can see beautiful shrine and temple.

04:30 PM

return to Hikone Port

You can ride the shuttle bus from the port to Hikone Station

Ending Point

Hikone Station

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What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up fee, transportation fee for guide

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What‘s not included

transportation fee for you, lunch for you and guide, cruise fee and admission fee for you and guide

Tour Important Information

admission fee for Hikone Castle and Japanese garden include cruise fee is 3300 yen per a person

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I will guide you every day except for the day that my schedule is not vacant.

I'm a local guide of Gifu, Nagoya and Aichi, but I can guide you around Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kanazawa, Takayama and Shiga if you pay my transportation fee.

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Shiga Tour Reviews

A beautiful day in Takayama!

Yuriko (also known as Lilly) was an amazing tour guide. She was so very knowledgeable about the history of Takayama and told interesting stories that we all enjoyed. Our family of 6 ranged in ages from 6 years to 70 years. I would highly recommend her as a guide and also recommend Takayama as a beautiful town to visit on your journey. Yuriko organised a lovely lunch and we enjoyed delicious food.

Aidan C.

Thank you for an excellent review and heartwarning comments!(^-^)/ I'm so happy to hear that you all enjoyed beautiful Takayama with my guiding. Your kids are so cute and they reminded me of my three sons when they were little kids . I also enjoyed answering your clever boy's interesting questions. Please come to Japan again! From your guide, Lily

Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour from Kyoto

Yuriko is absolutely great! Perfect English-speaking guide, very lovely and kind! Absolute recommendation! :)

Hope M.

Thank you so much for excellent review and comments! I'm so happy to see your comments. Your comments encourage me a lot. I will do my best to be a better English speaking guide. Arigatou gozaimasu.

Solid guide

Yuriko came a pretty long way from her home and our 4 hour tour was basically a full day commitment for her. But you wouldn't know it from her energy and enthusiasm. We hit most of the major sights in Takayama, so it was an efficient use of time, and she added some interesting information along the way. Her English skills were excellent, perhaps the best of the 4 guides we used. And like all of our guides she really went out of her way to accommodate our requests and make us feel like her personal guests. She even gave us small handcrafted gifts.

John W.

Thank you for giving me such a wonderful review and nice comment! I'm so happy to read your complement. I also had a good time with you in Takayama. I've sometimes got a good information from my guests during guiding. Yes! this time, your clever daughter gave me a nice information where the watch tower in Takayama Jinya can be seen.(I've visited there so many times, but I've never noticed about it(^-^;) Thank you so much for everything, and please come to Gifu, again! Your guide, Lily(Yuriko)

$189/ per group

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