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Himeji Castle and Toy Museum

by Azusa
(9) Reviews
6h $ 338 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

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

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Extra person .
$ 33.82
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$ 8.90

Overview

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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Highlights

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

Important

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
Duration
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.

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 ( 9 )
Peter Peter Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Peace Park and Miyajima Island ”

Azusa is a great guide. We had la t minute changes to schedule which Azusa easily accommodated. Her knowledge of Hiroshima and sights was impressive, travel schedule was easy to do. Overall we had a lovely relaxed and informed day with Azusa. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you Azusa. Peter

Azusa:

Dear Peter san I really appreciate your kind remarks. And thank you for being patient, friendly and listening to me during the tour. I was so happy you have interests in Hiroshima. We got lucky with great weather. Maybe both of you have brought this lovely weather with you. Your journey has just begun and I hope this great weather will hold while you are in Japan. Enjoy your trip! Sincerely, Azusa Arita

Gary Gary Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful half day tour of Hiroshima ”

Azusa helped us make the most of our short time in Hiroshima. She guided us through the ancient and modern history of Hiroshima, highlighting points of interest not in the travel brochures. Azusa found a wonderful authentic Okonomiyaki restaurant for lunch. Azusa is very friendly and helpful and communicates clearly in English. I would recommend Azusa to anyone visiting Hiroshima.

Azusa:

Dear Gary san I appreciate your great message so much. Both of you are really warm-hearted. You make me relaxed with the wonderful humor. During the tour I always feel comfortable being with you. And thank you so much for showing me your granddaughter's photo. She is as cute as a button.She must be the apple of your eyes. Unfortunately this autumn we have had many typhoons so I'm afraid you might not have fully enjoyed your stay in Japan. I would definitely like you and your family to come to Japan again once your granddaughter and the second grandchild get old enough. Wishing you good health, Azusa Arita

Andrew Kyu Sun Andrew Japan
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Engaging, helpful and impactful! ”

I took the Miyajima Half-Day Tour with Azusa. Her breadth of knowledge about the sight's history and religious importance alongside her understanding of Japanese culture more generally really brought my time in Miyajima to life! She provides considered and thoughtful guidance, ensuring that any questions you may have are not left unanswered. We started at the famous Tori Gate on Miyajima island, moved into the Tokokuni Shrine, ventured through the Daiganji Temple and eventually concluded our tour of the island through its shopping streets. Along with her extensive knowledge of the island, Azusa manages to take wonderful photos without fault! I have no hesitation in recommending Azusa for anyone who is looking for a personal and impactful tour through Miyajima. Her tour was certai... read more

Azusa:

Dear Andrew san Thank you so much for your kind message and recommending me. It was my pleasure to spend a really wonderful time with you in Miyajima. Your considerate attitude and a pleasant sense of humor must have been nurtured in your multiracial country. I learned a lot from speaking with you. It was inspiring for a tour guide from a racially homogeneous nation. Your job is very demanding and challenging. I hope you will enjoy your precious holidays to the fullest. Take care and good luck ! Sincerely, Azusa Arita

Mariona Mariona Switzerland ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months 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!

Azusa:

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 )
Excellent
2 months 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.

Azusa:

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 !

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