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

by Hideo
(77) Reviews
9:30h $ 279 Price up to 30 people

Highlights

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

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279.00 USD

Price up to 30 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( more than 30 people ) .
$ 4.50
Extra hour.
$ 9.00

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

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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 ( 77 )
Snooky Snooky Philippines ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Hideo is very highly recommended ”

We are very happy and satisfied with the service of Hideo . He is patient , knowledgeable and extremely patient . He accommodated me every time I asked that we stop to check some stores or places . He picked us up from the hotel and brought us back . Very kind too. We will surely book him again when we return . Thank you very much Hideo

Hideo:

Hi Snooky I'm very happy to receive your good review. Next time I'd like to see all of your family. I wish all of you happiness and success. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Snooky.

Keshav Keshav United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Very informative, caring and punctual ”

My family and I had a wonderful 3-days with Hideo in the Osaka area. I had let Hideo know of what I'd like to see based on some reading and he showed me all those sights and added more which were very worth visiting. He is a remarkably energetic man coping very well with the record heat of July 2018 the whole time we were with him. He explained the history and culture very well and helped us greatly with our dietary and other needs. He also helped us purchase onward Shinkansen tickets to Tokyo and explained very well and patiently how to get to the train in Osaka station. You may have to get used to his accent but once you do, he is a charm to listen to. I would definitely take Hideo's guiding again. Thanks Hideo for making our visit so memorable!

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your polite review. After visiting Himeji Castle, we could enjoy flowers in Kokoen Garden. I'm sure you could enjoy seeing Jinbei same shark and other mairne animals in Osaka Aquarium called "Kaiyukan" and Sky Walkway at Umeda Sky Building. I wish all of your family for health and seccess. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Keshav.

Stephen Stephen United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ visit osaka and temple, dontononi market ”

start with the hot day and hideo very active to show us around - we do one day trip to osaka - at the end osaka is the best city,,,,,too much activity and fun ,,,,if i ever comeback - will use hideo again

Hideo:

Hi Stephen I'm very happy to receive your review. It was a very hot day. We could enjoy eating clam and turban shells at Kuromon Market, one of the three major markets along with Tsukiji in Tokyo, Nishiki in Kyoto. I wish you everyone happiness. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Stephen.

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Day trip in Kyoto ”

We had a lovely day with Hideo, despite the excessive heat and we walked 8 miles! We caught the festival parade, saw all the sites we had on our list and he offered us an extra one the 1,000 gates which we loved at the end. He had the day well planned out, and had a great place picked out for lunch. Thank you to Hideo for a memorable trip to Kyoto!

Hideo:

Hi Laura I'm very happy to receive your review. On that day Gion Festival was held and we managed to see the last two decorated floats. It was a very hot day but I'm relieved noone got hearstroke. I wish your good health, happiness and success. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Laura.

Maria Maria Mexico ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ he saved us plenty of time to tourist ”

He planned so much ahead that he came fully prepared so we did plenty of beautifull visits and spend a splendid time in Kyoto. Thank you for your time Hideo!!!

Hideo:

Hi Maria Thank you for a good review. I enjoyed the Kyoto tour with your family. Best wishes for your family. Thank you, Maria From HIDEo YOSHIda

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