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Himeji Castle and Toy Museum


Himeji
6 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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We visit Himeji Castle and a roofed shopping arcade in Himeji. In the afternoon we move to Koro town by JR train to visit " Toy Museum." It takes about twenty minutes from Himeji to Koro by train.

Itinerary

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  • Himeji Castle's secret strategies
  • Toy Museum's artistic and elaborate antique toys

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What to Expect

Samurai warriors built black castles in the time of wars because black was difficult to see for enemies. And from Edo period, in the time of peace, they built white castles to show dignity of the lord of a castle. Himeji Castle is an excellent example of these white castles. The word " Hime" means " a princess " in Japanese. Some people complain " It looks like a princess wearing a heavy make-up." But she is really a tough lady. There are many clever tricks to trap enemies in this castle. Indeed she is going too far. If you were an enemy, how would you like to attack this fortress ? Please think the way when you visit this castle. Also there are some scary stories about this castle. In " Toy Museum," you'll be impressed by many elaborated works by craftsmen in Edo period and Meiji period. What kind of toys did children use when they were playing house in Edo period? The exhibits are works of art rather than toys.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point Himeji Station
Ending Point Himeji Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee , transportation fee ( guide ), entrance fee ( guide ), lunch ( guide )

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( you ) , lunch( you ) , entrance fee ( you )

Important

Himeji Castle's admission fee : 1000 JPY / Toy Museum 's admission fee : 600 JPY ( closed on Wednesdays)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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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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Marylin Marylin United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Hiroshima and myajima island ”

FABULOUS GUIDE!!! Will highly recommend her to friends!!!

Azusa:

Dear Marylin san Thank you so much for your kind words. It was raining on and off all day. However you are all bright and cheerful in that restless weather. I got a lot of energy and nice jokes from you. " Discover this covered gate!" Let me use this joke in my tours. All the best !

Hilary Hilary Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fabulous and informative visit to Hiroshima ”

My husband and I truly enjoyed visiting Hiroshima with Azusa. Her English is very clear and we learnt a lot about not only Hiroshima but Japan as a whole too. We highly recommend her.

Azusa:

Dear Hilary san Thanks for the lovely comment and a beautiful photo. I am often said that I look like a Japanese female comedian named Haruna. I realized that in this photo. It was a short tour. I am so happy if you fully enjoyed HIroshima City's lively but laid -back atomosphere. Talking to both of you made me all warm and fuzzy. That was a fantastic time for me. The big Torii gate's repair is expected to be finished next October. Please come back to Hiroshima next fall. Sincerely, Azusa Arita

Mark and Kathryn Mark New Zealand ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great tour of Hiroshima ”

Azusa was a wonderful guide. She managed to take us a day early at late notice as our day in Hiroshima was changed due to weather conditions on our cruise. Her English was very good and she was very organized getting us to the places we wanted to see and back to our boat on time. Thank you Azusa for a great day and we really enjoyed your friendly personality!

Azusa:

Dear Mark san Thank you so much for your wonderful message! It is such an honor to be told that. Your kindness made me friendly. That was a quick trip but if you fully enjoyed Hiroshima food and Miyajima’s peaceful atmosphere, it makes me so happy. With more time, I could have shown you other unique places in this island. When the big gate’s repair is finished, please come to Hiroshima again. Wishing you a great future !

Cora Cora United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Miyajima and Hiroshima ”

Azusa is the ideal guide...,.knowledgeable, patient, caring and an excellent ambassador for Japan. She made sure that we saw the highlights of both Miyajima and Hiroshima. She spoke excellent English and very flexible. She took our pictures and truly gave us beautiful memories.

Azusa:

Dear Cora san I am so thankful for your kind words. Your are all warm-hearted people,open-minded and very easy to talk to. I felt like a member of your group rather than a guide. I wanted to go with you. You said this was the first visit to Hiroshima for all of you. Though the hot weather was a little hard and the deer looked a bit exhausted, I hope this tour would be one of your best memories. Bon Voyage! Azusa Arita

Vineet Vineet Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great overall experience! ”

Thank you Azusa san for a geat overall experience inspite of the weather not being very cooperative (raining most of the day). You shared a lot of interesting information and made sure our group got the most out of our trip. We highly recommend your services to other travelers.

Azusa:

Dear Vineet san Thank you so much for your kind words. The reviews I receive motivate me. You are all cheerful and jolly people. Though the weather was not so good and unfortunately the Torii gate was covered, your people seemed to appreciate life as it happens. That was a fantastic time for me to be with you. I wish you all the best ! Sincerely, Azusa Arita

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