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Himeji Castle, The Set of The Last Samurai or Engyoji Temple

by Hideo
(86) Reviews
9:30h $ 282 Price up to 30 people

Highlights

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

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282.10 USD

Price up to 30 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( more than 30 people ).
$ 4.55
Extra hour.
$ 9.10

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?

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Highlights

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

Important

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What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
・trasportation fee (you and your guide)
・ lunch
・ entrance fee
Meeting Point
at your hotel ( in Osaka )
Ending Point
at your hotel ( in Osaka )
Duration
9:30 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 30 people   Flexible

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.

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.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 86 )
Julia Julia Canada ( Couple )
Poor
1 month ago

“ I didn’t like it ”

Hides wasn’t a guide I expected. He was good in planning the tour and memorizing facts but I like talking to people. Hideo wasn’t open to a free conversation or questions.

Hideo:

Dear Julia Thank you for your message. I was very happy to guide you on New year. I'm now maing efforts to a free conversation. Thank you, Julia.

Sushella Marie Sushella Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Infromative & Friendly ”

Hideo was very friendly and easy going. He speaks English well.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoyed beautifil wall paintings, sculptured transoms, double-coved lattice ceilings in Honmaru Palace of Nagoya Castle. Thank you for taking me to Kaitenzushi or circulating sushi restaurant for dinner. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Sushella. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Sean Sean United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Incredible experience and tour guide ”

This was such a great way to experience Kobe and Hideo really did an excellent job, in addition to being friendly and easy to spend a whole day with. His knowledge of the area is superb and he speaks very good English. He really took care of us and even had printed information ready for us as well as a whole day planned that took us to many interesting places in and around Kobe. He was very knowledgeable of all these places and took very good care of us. He even booked us a local restaurant to try for a nice evening dinner. I would highly recommend any tour with Hideo.

Hideo:

Hi Sean I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoyed honeymoon tour; especially Kobe Bay Cruise and Kobe Beef (Xmas special course.) I wish you much happiness and success in the future. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Sean. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Sharon Sharon United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ GREAT TOUR IN KYOTO ”

We had a great time visiting parts of Kyoto with Hideo.

Hideo:

Thank you for joining my Kyoto tour, Sharon. I wish your family happiness.

Lenny Lenny Brunei Darussalam ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Osaka and kyoto tour ”

The two days tour was really an amazing experience. We had a fantastic tour with our tour guide Hideo. He has a very good knowledge about all the places that we visited and showed us some pictures. He was able to answer all my queries about these places and his English was easy to understand compared to my previous guide. We used the public transportation which I really liked and which we had never used before in my previous visit. The overall price for these tours were reasonable and the payment was easy and simple. We also felt honoured to be the first Bruneian in his tour! Being a muslim traveller, he was able to arrange lunch and dinner for us in halal restaurants. He was also helptful and sympathetic to my husband since he has an injury to his leg. So there was one time of the tour th... read more

Hideo:

Hi Lenny I'm very glad to receive your message of gratituide. This was the first time that I'd ever guided Bruneian. I also had a great experience to show you halal restaurants. I'm relieved that you enjoy them. I have best wishes for your family. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Lenny.

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