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Kobe Himeji castle tour (Half day)

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5hs $ 186 Price up to 6 people

Experience 5hs tours in Kobe with a private guide! Each tour can be customized just for you.

186 USD

Price up to 6 people.
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

This is a tour for people who wants to visit the Himeji Castle and come back to Kobe city.

In this tour, we start from Kobe station and head to Himeji Castle.  It takes about 1 hour by train. 
After touring around the castle, we are heading back to Kobe city and have a Kobe beef meal. (The meal fee is not included in the tour fee)

We will finish the day by enjoying the harbor view at the Kobe Harborland where you can also enjoy shopping. 

Organized by TripleLights

(2) Reviews


A valuable castle that has survived into the present day from the early Edo Era, Himeji Castle has been admired as the most beautiful castle in Japan. It is famous as one of the three great castles in the nation.

The tender and finely-textured beef has the sweetness of high-grade fat to provide a delicious taste which spreads throughout your mouth. Kobe beef is a high grade of beef which is the pride of the titular city for US presidents, royalty and Hollywood stars.

Everyone from children to adults will enjoy this amusement zone with facilities including the large shopping mall umie, the Anpanman Museum, the huge Ferris wheel, the brick warehouses and Gaslight Street.


City Kobe

Meeting Point Himeji Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Ending Point Kobe Station
Flexible ( Coordinate with Guide )

Duration 5 hours

Starting time Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people

What‘s included
  • Guide fee

What‘s not included
  • Hotel Meetup
  • Your transportation fee
  • Guide transportation fee
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to customize this tour?

You can change the places you want to visit during the booking process. In the first step, you can add or remove places and also write any special requests that you have for the tour.
Our guides will take care of you and help you to plan the perfect trip.

Transportation (Public or Private)

Most of our guides use public transportation such as train, subway, bus, etc., which is cheaper than taking a taxi or hiring a private car. If you are a big group or if you prefer to use taxi or a private car, our guides will help you to find the best option that fits your needs.
Please note that the transportation cost is NOT included in the tour fee, only the guide fee is included.

Big Groups

If your group is more than 6 people, we recommend you to contact our guides directly first, to see if they can manage your group. See all Guides in Tokyo

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.


4 months ago |   by Eric

“ great personal touch to our visit ”

"Mak" as he was known researched our visit and arrival from the cruise information. The trip was well organised and he took care to explain about Japan and specifically the places to visit. We we able to go at our own pace and enjoy a variaty of places. An excellent guide who we will always remember.

4 months ago |   by Mark

“ Himeji Castle Tour in Kobe ”

Mari met our group at the ship's pier and we rode the Portliner Tram to the Kobe Train Station. We took the train to Himeji and walked five blocks to the Himeji Castle. Mari was an outstanding tour guide and shared her knowledge of the region, the history of the castle and answered all of our queries. Her explanations were thorough and we learned a lot about this area. We shared a delightful lunch and returned to the ship's port in Kobe. This was a very enjoyable tour with Mari as our tour guide.

6 months ago |   by Marilyn

“ Excellent tour guide ”

She took extra time to show me an area out of her comfort zone, and time. I really appreciate it. I had such a great time

7 months ago |   by Heba

“ A wonderful day tour around Kobe ”

My family and I booked a day tour with Mr.Mitsuyuki early July. I was mainly looking for a tour guide to take us around the attractions of Mt.Rokko and due to some mobility issues, hiring a tour guide with a car was a priority. I found out about Mr.Mitsuyuki and emailed him and he was very helpful from the first email. On the tour day, he was waiting for us on time in front of our hotel in Kobe. He then took us to the cable car station and we took the cable car to the upper station. He picked us up again in the upper station and here was were the actual tour started. Although, I have agreed on the itinerary beforehand with Mr.Mitsuyuki, on the tour day I talked to him about some changes (all within the Mt.Rokko vicinity) and he was very flexible and accommodating. After touring around Mt.Rokko, Mr.Mitsuyuki (as planned) took us to Kobe-Sanda Premium outlets. We did some serious shopping in there and Mr.Mitsuyuki was kind enough to wait for us until we finished (he even helped us with carrying the bags). Overall, I highly recommend booking with Mr.Mitsuyuki as he is very friendly, flexible and easy going. I wished that I had few more days around the Kansai area to book another tour with him. Thanks a lot for the great tour Mr.Mitsuyuki, if we ever find ourselves around the Kansai area again we will absolutely be booking with you.

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