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Highlights

  •   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

289.80 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( more than 30 people ) . 4.60 USD
extra hour. 9.20 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 ) . 4.60 USD
extra hour. 9.20 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction.

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Grace
17 hours ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ We enjoyed ourselves - Beautiful Place and Great Guide ”

We had Hideo as our guide on 11 April 2017 for our trip to Yoshino. He was punctual to pick us up from our hotel, organized - presented us with the itinerary and informative. Yoshino - nice place for cherry blossom viewing and walking. You get to see nice views as well as street food and souvenirs. Hideo is very helpful, he brought us to buy our Shinkansen ticket from Kyoto to Tokyo. Without his help, we might take a long to time to figure out where to buy the tickets. He also brought us to eat Okonomiyaki, showed us around Dotonbori and brought us to the shops we wanted to shop. Thank you, Hideo! We enjoyed ourselves very much.


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ANTONIO
5 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Osaka-Kyoto-Nara ”

Very energetic; knows history of interesting places very well

Hideo:
Dear Antonio Thank you for your message. We could greatly enjoy cherry blossom viewing both in Kyoto and in Nara. I look forward to seeing you again, Thank yiou. Best regards HUDEo YOSHIda

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Tessa
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Very Knowledgeable Guide! ”

Hideo is very professional guide. Before the start of the tour, he gives us our itinerary and the prices we have to pay. He's very knowledgeable in the places we went and very patient in answering our questions. Hideo and my Dad hit it off right away. Glad to have booked with you. We will surely book with you again whwn we come back. Thank You!

Hideo:
Hi Tessa We could enjoy cherry blossom viewing on "Himawari" cruise and Osaka Castle. Furthermore I'm sure you enjoyed shopping in Shinsaibashi. I hope you'll come back to Japan again!! Thank you. Best, HIDEo YOSHIda

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William
3 weeks ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ Hideo made my trip to Japan so enjoyable ”

He was not only knowledgeable but so friendly and courteous. English was good, had no trouble communicating. Not only did we see main sights in Kyoto and Hiroshima but he pointed out subtleties that many would have missed. On top of it all he is also a really nice man. I recommend him highly!

Hideo:
Hi William I am very glad to receive your message. We could arrive in Miyajima just at high tide, so we could see as of the Great Vermilion Shrine Gate were floating on the sea. In the Peace Memorial Park I 'd like to say thank you for giving me a piece of important information. I hope you come back Japan again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

Lorraine Lorraine
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Great tour of Hiroshima with a wonderful guide ”

Hideo gave us a great tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima. He met us at our hotel and from the very beginning was so friendly and knowledgeable. He provided so much in depth information about the sites and took us to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. He helped us with our JR train tickets and at the end of our tour, he assisted us with getting onto the train in Hiroshima and changing platforms at Osaka for our journey to Kyoto, even though he was leaving the train at Osaka. Hideo is a real gentleman and we would highly recommend him. Thank you Hideo!

Hideo:
Hi Lorraine I'm very glad to receive your message. We could arrive at Miyajima at high tide, so take a look at both beautiful Great Vermilion Torii Gate and Itsukushima Shrine. It really looks like as if they were floating on the sea. We had Okonomiyaki (Hiroshima local food) for lunch near Atomic Bomb Dome. I'm sure you enjoy Japan tour!! I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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