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Himeji Castle and Toy Museum

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

Highlights

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

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FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person .
$ 34.20
Extra hour .
$ 9.00

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 4 )

Excellent
6 days ago |   by Tommy

“ 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.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Michelle

“ 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!!!!

Very Good
3 months ago |   by Drew

“ 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.

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Zvi

“ was very good ”

know a lot

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