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Himeji Castle and neighborhood 1 day trip

8 Hours
up to 15 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Business ), French ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Himeji Castle is one of the 12 Japanese castles well conserved with their wooden keeps. Nearby the castle, Engyo-ji temple, on Mount Shosha, has got a thousand years long history. Some scene from "The last Samurai" movie were taken there. When we go back to Kobe, we can visit the Great Bridge of Akashi Kaikyo then Gigantor, statue of a robot, symbols of the revival of Japan, its technological genius and its pop culture.

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  • 09:30 AM

    Himeji Castle

    Himeji Castle, also known as the "White Heron castle" is a Japanese fortified castle. It dates from medieval times and is one of only 12 Japanese castles to have been perfectly preserved. UNESCO has designated this castle part of the world heritage of humanity.

  • 11:00 AM

    Koko-en Garden

    We can visit the Koko-en Garden where the Castle owners used to live. This garden is relatively new and dates from 1992. Lovers of botanical gardens will be delighted by those 13 Japanese gardens.

  • 13:00 PM

    Engyo-ji temple

    Engyo-ji temple is located on Mount Shosha. We go there after visiting the castle.This temple has a long one thousand years History. Some scene from the famous movie "The last Samurai" were taken there.

  • 15:00 PM

    Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

    Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is located between Himeji and Kobe. This marvel of technological civil engineering is an interesting stopover after visiting the White Heron Castle. We get off at Maiko Station, on the Sanyo Line between the two star cities of Hyogo, and we see it, there, majestic, connecting Honshu to Awaji Island across the Seto Inland Sea.

  • 16:00 PM

    Gigantor Statue

    Japanese people like robots and this trend is found all over the world. Robots are a symbol of solidity and modernity. And that is why it was decided to give Kobe this symbol of hope after all the hardships the city had to go through. Gigantor is a 18 meters of iron giant robot. This symbol of manga, japanimation, and Japanese pop-culture proudly sits on Nagata, one of the districts of Kobe City.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Himeji Station
Ending Point Shin-Nagata Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

- Cable car, bus and trains transportation: 3000JPY/person
- Himeji Castle and Koko-en Garden: 1080JPY/person
- Engyo-ji temple entrance: 1000JPY/person
- Akashi Kaikyo Bridge entrance (non-mandatory) : 3100JPY/person


No special conditions for the moment

Please, tell me if you have any food preferences.
We will walk a while, so you need good shoes.

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

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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?

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