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Machu Picchu of the East: The Ruins of Takeda Castle

by Hideo
(85) Reviews
10:30h $ 297 Price up to 30 people

Highlights

  • The ruins of Takeda Castle
  • Ritsuun-Kyo
  • Hyomai Shrine
  • Information Center : Castle In The Sky

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297.00 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

The ruins of Takeda Castle is called the "Castle in the Sky" of "Machu Picchu of the East." They are truly appropriate names because the image of it floating above a sea of clouds, and gleaming in the light of the early morning sun in autumn is extremely beautiful. It's beyond description. The "Castle in the Sky" can be seen from Ritsuun-Kyo on the opposite side of the ruins of the Castle.

The ruins of Takeda Castle changes in appearance with the season: cherry blossoms in the spring, fresh green in the summer, a sea of clouds in autumn, and snowy scenery in the winter.
As it stretches 400 meters from north to south, 100 meters from east to west, Takeda Castle is listed among the 100 Fine Castles in Japan. Takeda Castle is said to have been completed in 1441 and was built at a height of 354 meters, by Shozen Yamada. By 1580, the Castle all but fell down and only the stone walls remained.

If you're lucky, you may see the castle floating in a sea of clouds from Ritsuun-Kyo in autumn.
It takes almost five hours for a round trip from either Kyoto or Osaka, but it's worth seeing it.
I'm sure you'll enjoy the 40-minute hiking and the nature in the cool autumn breeze.

Why don't you come join my tour !!

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Highlights

  • The ruins of Takeda Castle
  • Ritsuun-Kyo
  • Hyomai Shrine
  • Information Center : Castle In The Sky

Important

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Thank you.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (JR train: about 10,500 JPY per person, a taxi: about 4,000 JPY per one taxi) ,lunch,
entrance fee ( 300 JPY per person )
Meeting Point
at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto
Ending Point
at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto
Duration
10:30 hours
Starting time
07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 30 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 ( 85 )
Sushella Marie Sushella Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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.

Sandra Sandra United States ( Friends )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Well Organized ”

Hideo was on time meeting us at our cruise ship. He had already bought our train tickets so we didn't waste time. He had copies of a schedule and a map for our day with him. We saw everything we wanted to see and he explained it all well. We enjoyed the place he took us for lunch. At times I had a little difficulty understanding him, but I asked questions and he clarified what he said.

Hideo:

Hi Sandra I'm very happy to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed Hiroshima tour. I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

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