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Himeji Castle and Toy Museum

by Azusa
(6) Reviews
6h $ 342 Price up to 5 people


  • Himeji Castle's secret strategies
  • Toy Museum's artistic and elaborate antique toys

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342.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person .
$ 34.20
Extra hour .
$ 9.00


We visit Himeji Castle and a roofed shopping arcade in Himeji. In the afternoon we move to Koro town by JR train to visit " Toy Museum." It takes about twenty minutes from Himeji to Koro by train.

What to Expect

Samurai warriors built black castles in the time of wars because black was difficult to see for enemies. And from Edo period, in the time of peace, they built white castles to show dignity of the lord of a castle. Himeji Castle is an excellent example of these white castles. The word " Hime" means " a princess " in Japanese. Some people complain " It looks like a princess wearing a heavy make-up." But she is really a tough lady. There are many clever tricks to trap enemies in this castle. Indeed she is going too far. If you were an enemy, how would you like to attack this fortress ? Please think the way when you visit this castle. Also there are some scary stories about this castle. In " Toy Museum," you'll be impressed by many elaborated works by craftsmen in Edo period and Meiji period. What kind of toys did children use when they were playing house in Edo period? The exhibits are works of art rather than toys.

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  • Himeji Castle's secret strategies
  • Toy Museum's artistic and elaborate antique toys


Himeji Castle's admission fee : 1000 JPY / Toy Museum 's admission fee : 600 JPY ( closed on Wednesdays)

What‘s included
guide fee , transportation fee ( guide ), entrance fee ( guide ), lunch ( guide )
What‘s not included
transportation fee ( you ) , lunch( you ) , entrance fee ( you )
Meeting Point
Himeji Station
Ending Point
Himeji Station
6 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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 ( 6 )
Mariona Mariona Switzerland ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Amazing visit to Miyajim ”

Amazing guide! She made sure we understood the history and story behind what we saw and visited and made our day with her an amazing memory. Azusa san is, on top of that, an extremely nice person and spending the day with her was a pleasure!


Dear Mariona san Thank you so much for your kind words. You are sailing a boat. So I thought this calm inland sea was not just good enough for you. But I am really glad to know that you are satisfied with Hiroshima tour. Both of you are so polite and kindhearted persons and above all showed much interest in things Japanese, which made me so delighted. The hot days continue on. Please take care of yourselves.

Poh Poh Australia ( Couple )
4 weeks ago

“ Great half day introduction of Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

Ari san was friendly, funny and informative. We had a great time touring Miyajima and Hiroshima with her. Her knowledge was genuinely insightful, we left with a deeper understanding of Shinto customs and the history of the region. We would highly recommend booking a tour with her.


Dear Poh san I really appreciate your kind message. You are extremely humorous and wonderful couple. I was very glad to be with both of you. Fulfilling every day in your country seems to enrich your lives. I envy you. Someday I would love to go to your country . And your interest in Japanese art surprised me. Talking to you motivated me to study more about Japanese art. In Naoshima, please fully enjoy Japanese modern art. I wish you both happiness forever !

Tommy Tommy United States ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Miyajima and peace park ”

She was the best!! So knowledgeable she even showed us pictures. Awesome tour guide. She helped me how to get to Hiroshima airport and brought me a schedule the next day. Very sweet lady.


Dear Tommy san Thank you very much for your kind message. I was so happy to be with your family for two days. Your country's food culture was very impressive and interesting to me. It made me want to go to your country and try it. I hope your family liked Hiroshima food. Fortunately we had no trouble caused by typhoon. Maybe you brought the wonderful weather with you. Have a great trip ! Sincerely, Azusa Arita

Michelle Michelle Canada ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Highlight of our TRIP! ”

I was a bit hesitant on finding a Tour guide without much reviews. But what a blessing it was to have choosen Azusa. she is a lovely lady who made our trip very memorable. Azusa is a very pleasant lady who came prepared and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her for any trip to Hiroshima. we were travelling with 2 young children and a group of 6 adults. Thanks Azusa!!!!


Hello Michelle san Thank you for your heartwarming message . I’m delighted. Your family is so close and very kind to other people. I felt like part of your family. Time just flied when I was with you. I really appreciate everything that you did for me. And I’m glad you liked Hiroshima’s oysters. Visit us and eat it again, please!

Drew Drew Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Good English speaking guide for Hiroshima ”

We had a 4 hour tour seeing the main highlights of the city which we thought was enough to experience the history of Hiroshima. Azusa met us at the train station as we traveled from Kyoto on the day and took us to the various areas on public transport which is very good and helped us see the city. Azusa is a retired English school teacher and lovely lady. We enjoyed the half day with her.


Hello Drew san Thank you so much for your high evaluation. I really enjoyed spending a beautiful time with all of you !You are all so nice and warm hearted people. I am glad to have met you. This time we visited only two places. But in Hiroshima, there are more interesting spots such as sacred holly mountain and rabbits island. So visit us again, please. And have fun in the rest of your vacation in Japan!

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