|Meeting Point||at your hotel ( in Osaka )|
|Ending Point||at your hotel ( in Osaka )|
|Departure||09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 30|
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?
|extra person ( more than 30 people ) .||4.50 USD|
|extra hour.||9.00 USD|
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 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!!!
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.
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
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.
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.
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