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  •   Himeji Castle
  •   Engyoji Temple or the set of the Last Samurai

Information

City Hyogo
Meeting Point at your hotel ( in Osaka )
Ending Point at your hotel ( in Osaka )
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 9:30h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 30
Booking
9:30h
When?

People

280.35 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ) . 4.45 USD
extra hour. 8.90 USD

What to Expect

First, I would like to introduce you to the most famous castle in Japan.

In 1993, Himeji Castle was designated as the first World Cultural Heritage site in Japan. Because of its striking beauty and elegance, it is popularly known as the "White Egret castle", but in fact it was an impregnable fortress.

The entire castle is protected by massive walls of stones and the individual stones of all sizes are fitted together with superb skill. The path leading to the base of donjon is narrow, winding and runs uphill. As the crow flies, the distance from the first gate to the tower is about 130 meters, but attackers would have to climb a route at least three times longer. This woud confuse the attackers, leaving them exhausted or demoralizes.

Himeji Castle is one of the few castles that still has some of its original parts while other castles were destroyed during World War Ⅱ. In fact Himeji Castle had been in repair since 2009. The restoration work has finished and the restoration facilities are now being dismantled. The Castle will be open to the public on March 27th 2015 (this year!). . . Don't miss it !!

Next, I would like to introduce you Engyoji Temple, where the movie "Last Samurai" starring Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe was shot. The temple is located about 6 kilometers northwest from the Castle. We can take a bus and a ropeway from Himeji station to the Temple, taking about an hour. The precinct has a large Maniden, a big Lecture Hall, Jikido, or which was used in the Last Samurai, and other buildings. You can see a panoramic view of the entire city of Himeji.

Why don't you visit Himeji Castle and Engyoji Temple with me?


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

・trasportation fee (you and your guide)
・ lunch
・ entrance fee

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ) . 4.45 USD
extra hour. 8.90 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

We use trains, buses, and ropeways for transportation. If we start from Osaka Station, transportation fee of this tour is 4,280 yen per person. My transportation to Osaka station is 560 yen. Entrance fee for Himeji Castle and Engyoji Temple is 1,000yen, 500yen per person. respectively.

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Reviews

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JoAnn
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima Tour ”

Hideo was very organized and insightful. He had an itinerary laid out for us and made all our traveling easy. He was knowledgeable about all the places we went and a very nice person. When we come back to Japan, we will tour with Hideo again! Thanks Hideo!!!

Hideo:
Hi JoAnn I am really glad to receive your message. We could arrive in Miyajima just at full tide, so we were impressed with a beautiful landscape of Mt.Misen, Seto Inland Sea and vermillion buildings. I can't wait for your coming back to Japan. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Sien
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Osaka-Kyoto-Nara Trips 12 to 14 Dec 2016 ”

This is the first time we are visiting Japan on holidays and we have decided to use TripleLights, also for the first time, for the above itineraries. Having chosen Hideo who have done amazingly well to guide our trips, we are satisfied with his recommendations although the rains in Kyoto somehow dampen things a bit. TQ Hideo.

Hideo:
Hi Sien. Thank you for joining my 3-day tour of Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. I really appreciate it. I have best wishes for your family and a Happy New Year. Next time I'd like to show you other scenic spots, such as kobe, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Shirakawago and the like. I hope to see you again. Thank you very much!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Vivian
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Mr Hideo is helpful and Good coordination ”

We have our tour with Mr Hideo, he is so helpful and flexible to cater for our request, he took extra mile to arrange for our train tickets and patience with answering our questions. We will surely hire him again on our next visit. P.s. Mr Hideo wish you good health and happy new year

Hideo:
Hi Vivian I am very happy to receive your message. I'd like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour of Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. Actually I was very worried that the Shinkansen bullet train stopped at Kyoto Station by accidental fire, but I was relieved to hear that the train started about 1.5 hours late. I would like to show you othe scenic spots when you visit Japan next time. I hope to see you again. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Alisa
4 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Israel

“ Two fascinating days in Kyoto ”

Wishing to visit Kyoto in depth in the short time we had, we disembarked the ship we are sailing in in Kobe and travelled to Kyoto by Shinkansen, and spent the night there, rejoining our cruise the day after. Hideo picked us up in Kobe and was with us both days. Thanks to him, we saw many sights, using both taxis and public transport, and made it back to the ship with ample time. Hideo is very patient, punctual and knowledgeable and we had two wonderful days with him in this lovely city. Whilst we never felt hurried, we managed to see everything we had planned in advance, with his great help and suggestions, and although we probably just scratched the surface of this great city, we could never have done it without him.

Hideo:
Hi Alisa I'm very glad to receive your message. First I could find you on the deck from the port. Two days are so clear that we could visit Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Ryoanji, Gion area, Kiyomizu Temple. Sanjusangen-do, and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine according to the scedule thanks to your help. I hope you enjoy the tour of Japan. Thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you again in the early spring. we'll be able to enjoy viewing beautiful cherry blossoms." Thank you again. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Alan Alan
4 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Easy day at Kobe ”

Main purpose was to try the Kobe beef. We went to one of the oldest sake brewery in Japan. There was a sake brewery museum about the history of the brewery which was very interesting. The good sake there are very affordable and for foreigners, tax-free is processed there too. Animal Kingdom was a good place to spend some time especially for family with kids. We had Kobe beef at two places - Mouriya which we chose from recommendation for lunch and Kagura as recommended by Hideo-san. Kagura is a lot more expensive- guess you pay for the teppanyaki showmanship. We didn't have much time for anything else.

Hideo:
Hi Alan I am very glad to receive your message. Thank you for joining my tour. I'm sure your daughter enjoyed Kobe animal kingdom. I hope you have a great time of Japan tour and I'd like to see your pretty daughter again. Thank you very much. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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