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One Day Tour around Central Nagahama in Shiga (长滨市内一天远行在滋贺县)

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Nagahama (Population: about 120,000; Area: about one sixth of the whole of Shiga) has developed after Hideyoshi, a famous hero in the Provincial War Period, put his base castle here in 1570s. UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Asset, Hikiyama festival has an origin of celebrating a birth of the strongman’s first son. Thus, many spots associated with the old days still remain here and there.

Shiga Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

JR Nagahama Station

JR Nagahama Station; The Statue of Mitsunari’s Encounter with Hideyoshi, Which was to Change Dramatically Japanese History since Then

Hoko-en Park (豊公園) and Nagahama Jyo Castle Museum (長浜城歴史博物館)

The Oldest Existing Station Building of Nagahama and the Railroad Square

Keiun-kan Guest House (慶雲館), where you can appreciate fragrant scent of Potted Ume (Japanese plum) here from Jan. to Feb.

Yanmar Museum (ヤンマー博物館), where you can fully enjoy thrilling experience related to agricultural machines

Walking along Hokkoku-kaido Street (北国街道), Which Used to Be One of the Main Roads in Edo Period

Kurokabe Street (黒壁通り), a Shopping Zone for Various Souvenirs

Kaiyo-do Figure Museum Kurokabe (海洋堂)

Hikiyama Float Museum (曳山博物館), the Theme of Which is the Float Parade Festival Registerd as an UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Asset in 2016

Nagahama Betsuin Daitsu-ji (大通寺), a High-ranked Local Temple of Otani Party under the True Pure Land Buddhism (浄土真宗大谷派)

Nagahama Hachimangu Shrine (長浜八幡宮), which was established in 1069. Though the temple was burned down during the fierce battle in the Provincial War Era, but was restored again by Hideyoshi in 1570s.

Ending Point

JR Nagahama Station

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Admission / Entrance Fee (For Tourists): Approximately 2000 (Two Thousands) JPY Each for One Day Course; Approximately 1000 (One Thousand) JPY Each for a Half Day Course

Transportation (If necessary; For Tourists and the Guide): Less than 1000 (One Thousand) JPY Each

Lunch and/or Dinner (For Tourists): Less than 2000 (Two Thousands) JPY Each

Any Unexpected Cost (For Tourists): Less than 1000 (One Thousand) JPY Each

Tour Important Information

[General Itinerary]

The One Day Walking Tour around Central Nagahama (approx., 8 hours) consists of the following 2 major courses;

[Morning Course]

1) The Statue of Mitsunari’s Encounter with Hideyoshi, Which was to Change Dramatically Japanese History since Then. (The story gives you a fundamental knowledge for understanding the city well.) [50m from JR Nagahama Sta.; 1 minute walk]

2) Hoko-en Park (豊公園) and Nagahama Jyo Castle Museum (長浜城歴史博物館)

(This is the first castle of Hideyoshi, facing Lake Biwa. The warlord started climbing the ladder of success from here) [400m from JR Nagahama Sta.; 5 minutes walk]

3) The Oldest Existing Station Building of Nagahama and the Railroad Square

(You can focus on the dynamic change of Japan just after the Meiji Restoration) [500m from the Castle; 6 minutes walk]

4) Keiun-kan Guest House (慶雲館) with a Traditional Japanese Garden, Where You can Appreciate Fragrant Scent of Potted Ume (Japanese plum) Here from Jan. to Early Mar. [50m from the Square; 1 minute walk]

5) Yanmar Museum (ヤンマー博物館), Where You can Fully Enjoy Thrilling Experience Related to Agricultural Machines [800 m from the Guest House; 10 minutes walk]

[Afternoon Course]

6) Walking along Hokkoku-kaido Street (北国街道), Which Used to Be One of the Main Roads in Edo Period. (You can focus on an advanced enthusiasm and deep culture of the town people in Meiji Period) [800 m from the Museum; 10 minutes walk]

7) Kurokabe Street (黒壁通り), a Shopping Zone for Various Souvenirs [100 m from the Street; 1 minute walk]

8) Kaiyo-do Figure Museum Kurokabe (海洋堂), a Theme Museum of Dinosaur Aimed at All Age Levels. [100 m from the Street; 1 minute walk]

9) Hikiyama Float Museum (曳山博物館), the Theme of Which is the Float Parade Festival Registerd as an UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Asset in 2016 [200 m from the Street; 2 minutes walk]

10) Nagahama Betsuin Daitsu-ji (大通寺), a High-ranked Local Temple of Otani Party under the True Pure Land Buddhism (浄土真宗大谷派). Relics of Fushimi Momoyama-jyo castle and Nagahama-jyo castle were moved here and reused for the temple, many of which are designated as important cultural properties. [300 m from the Museum; 3 minutes walk]

11) Nagahama Hachimangu Shrine (長浜八幡宮), which was established in 1069. Though the temple was burned down during the fierce battle in the Provincial War Era, but was restored again by Hideyoshi in 1570s. [500 m from the Street; 6 minutes walk]

[Note]

1) One Day Course Schedule:

9:00 AM at JR Nagahama Sta. Start

5:00 PM at JR Nagahama Sta. Arrive (Tour end)

2) In a case of Rainy weather: Only a Half Day Course (Morning Course or Afternoon Course) is available, if you prefer. You can visit some highlights among the one day course. The guide fee is half-rate; 11,500JPY (Approx., 102 USD). A tourist has to prepare a rain apparel by him/herself.

Half Day Course Schedule:

[Morning Course]

9:00 AM at JR Nagahama Sta. Start

1:00 PM at JR Nagahama Sta. Arrive (Tour end)

[Afternoon Course]

1:30 PM at JR Nagahama Sta. Start

5:30 PM at JR Nagahama Sta. Arrive (Tour end)

3) Museum Closed

・Yanmar Museum (ヤンマー博物館): Every Mon., A Day after Every Public Holiday, Year-end & New Year Holidays

 ・ Keiun-kan Guest House (慶雲館) : Early Dec. to Early Jan. & Early Mar. to End of Mar.

 ・ Other Museums: Year-end & New Year Holidays

4) During mild seasons from Mar. to Nov., a bike tour is also available, if the weather permits. Bicycle Rental: At JR Nagahama Sta. (500 JPY / 1 day・1 person)

You can extend your sightseeing to the suburbs of the city, such as The Big Buddha of Nagahama, Kunitomo Matchlock Museum, Anegawa Old Battlefield and Azai History and Folk Museum.

The exhibition of Japanese Bonsai for dwarf potted Ume (Japanese plum) at Keiun-kan Guest House (慶雲館) is limited from early Jan. to early Mar.

Important message from the guide

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1. Basically 7 days a week

2. Besides sightseeing spots in Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara), the guide has a detailed knowledge in KOHOKU (Northernmost) district in Shiga Pref.

i.e.,

1)Shizugatake Old Battlefield, 2)Lake Yogo, 3)Woody Pal Yogo, 4)Tojyuin temple, 5)Kanzan-ji temple, 6)Zencho-ji temple, 7)Kaizu Osaki for Cherry Blossom Viewing, 8)Keisoku-ji temple for Autumnal Leaves, 9)Throughout Central Kinomoto area, 10)Odani Jyo Castle, 11)Sugatani Hot Spring Resort, 12)Chikubu-shima island, 13)Doganji-temple (A National Treasure), 14)Takatsuki Museum of Ethnic and Historical Materials, 15)Throughout Central Nagahama city, etc.

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Shiga Tour Reviews

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Linda L.

5 / 5
Nov 18, 2023

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Kyoto
8 hours

Customized

Yoshi was awesome!

Yoshi was very informative, knowledgeable, time conscious, kind, humble, and considerate. We asked a lot of questions because we truly wanted to understand the Japanese culture, and he -answered them with honesty. We are 69 years old and he often asked us: can you walk 15 minutes to a certain location or can you walk up the stairs? He seemed to be very sensitive about our health mobility. Although he is about our age, he has great wisdom and much more energy than we did. We would highly recommend him.

Linda L.

Dear Linda san, and Mike san I was so happy to be able to share the time with you on the 18th. Thank you for your lavish words to this amateurish tour guide. I was glad to know that both of you were listening in earnest, when I explained about the histories and the related episodes, with what little knowledge I have. I already sent my "Homeworks" to your e-mail address, and will send all the photos in a week, as I promised. Again, I was really lucky to get acquainted with the nice couple from Louisiana.   From Yoshi

J

Julie Y.

5 / 5
Apr 19, 2019

Kyoto Custom Booking : 2019-04-18

Kyoto
8 hours

Customized

Excellent guide!

Yoshi is an excellent guide! He is a hard-working and wonderful ambassador for his country. Yoshi takes his work seriously and is scrupulously prepared. His care for his clients really shows. He went above and beyond for us. Yoshi is very well-informed about so much, including Japanese history, current Japanese affairs, and the flowers and trees of Japan. He is interesting, energetic, kind, and hospitable. Our only wish was that we had more time with Yoshi! We are grateful we met him.

Julie Y.

Dear Julie san and Ron san. Thank you very much for your nice feedback. As our mission as a tour guide is, of course, to insure our customers' satisfaction, I've believed (as a former Quality Engineer) that we have to do our maximum effort, sacrificing our short lunch and rest time. I'm so glad to know that you kindly felt a touch of it. Again, I was extremely happy to be able to have an opportunity to go around the best spots with you and Ron san yesterday. Thank you, PS: I will try not to be a "Crybaby" any more. From Yoshi Apr., 19 (Fri.), 2019; 22:23

Nara Kyoto Osaka revisited

Very lucky to have Yoshi san as our guide who took care of us from the time he picked us up from the hotel until he send us back to the hotel. I'm very impressed and appreciative when he accomodate to our slow movement. He planned well according to what we wanted even at the short notice of visiting Nara Womens University. Really love the Kimono experience and picnic under cherry blossoms at Osaka castle. Our family especially my daughter had a lovely and wonderful time. Thank you Yoshi san for understanding and being an amazing tour guide for us. - Siti, Malaysia.

Siti M.

Siti san, Zainal san, alias sweet Sumo wrestler, and a promising No.1 journalist in Malaysia, Farah san, I thank you very much for selecting such an amateurish tour guide like me for your memorable tour tripping around Kansai district, Japan. I was relieved that the weather on the days during your trip was relatively good (not so cold and not so warm), and we could make it in time when the cherry blossoms that all of you must have eagerly anticipated started. You were able to dabble at OHANAMI (Cherry viewing) at Osaka Jyo park, eating Takoyaki, weren't we? The gift that charming Farah san surprisingly gave me must have become one of my most important treasuries. Thank you so much. PS : As I promised so, I'm going to send all the photos that I took for your wonderful family through e-mail in a few days. From Yoshi

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