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Samurai Tour of Himeji Castle and Enkyoji Temple

by Shogo
8h $ 263 Price up to 7 people


  • Himeji Castle
  • Kokoen Japanese Style Garden.
  • Enkyoji Temple

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263.20 USD

Price up to 7 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior


This tour includes very Japanese sight seeing spots such as Himeji Castle designated as World Heritage Site, beautiful Kokoen Japanese Style Garden, and Enkyoji Temple in Himeji. You will surely feel Japanese Samurai spirits. You can enjoy traditional Japanese dishes for lunch. I can show you around Himeji about one-hour ride from Osaka. I am very much looking forward to seeing you.

What to Expect

Getting off at JR Himeji Station, you will be astonished by the breathtaking view of Himeji Castle. It is often called "white heron." Let's walk through the main street to the Castle about 1 km away from the station.
Now you are at the main castle gate. Behind you is the beautiful castle tower. You can walk up to the top. You will enjoy not only the beautiful scenery but also the feeling of a samurai loard. After the castle you will visit traditional Kokoen nearby. It is famous for its Japanese style garden and samurai residences.
Now you may be starving. Why don't you try Japanese dishes such as sushi, tempura, Chinese style noodles.
After lunch, let's go to Enkyoji Temple about twenty-minute ride away from Himeji Castle. It's still retaining very quiet atmosphere and often used as a shooting place for movies like "The Last Samurai" played by Tom Cruise. Once you sit on its passage way like he did in the film, you surely are a great Busho or samurai lord!

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Organized by Shogo

Licensed Guide


  • Himeji Castle
  • Kokoen Japanese Style Garden.
  • Enkyoji Temple


1 Himeji Castle has steep stairs up to the castle tower. If you have infants on this tour, please ask them to wait for the next chance.
2 From Himeji Castle and Kokoen Landscape Garden, you will head for Enkyoji Temple by local bus and ropeway for nearly an hour.
3 Enkyoji Temple is located on the hill about 400m high. Temperature will be a little lower than the Castle area.
4 After visiting Enkyoji Temple, you will again take the ropeway and a local bus back to JR Himeji Station.
5 This is an about eight-hour one day tour to and from JR Himeji Station. Hotel pick-up is available in Osaka and Kobe areas. read more

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee from your hotel to JR Himeji Station, lunch,
Depart From
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe
Meeting Point
At JR Himeji Station, or at your hotel in Osaka or Kobe
Ending Point
At JR Himeji Station, or at your hotel in Osaka or Kobe
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 7 people

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.

About Shogo

Licensed Guide

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Response Time 18 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi! I'm Shogo. If you are interested in Samurai or Busho, you can call me "Shogun".
( I'm rather hen-pecked in my family.)
I live in Kobe. I've got a license of English tour guide. I'm familiar with tourist spots and attractions in western Japan. Here are some of my spcialities.
First, I can show you around popular historical sites and relics in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. You'll surely feel the depth of Japanese culture.
Second, I can offer you special plans of visiting World Heritage Sites such as one-day outing to magnificent Himeji Castle, spiritual Koyasan. or healing Arima-onsen Hot Spring Resorts in Kobe.
Third, I can take you to one-day trek in Mt. Rokko-san in Kobe, which will give you breathtaking views of Kobe and Osaka Bay area.
I would like to welcome every tourist with warm hospitality. When you plan to visit Western Japan, please contact me anytime! I'll be looking forward to helping you spend great time.
Contactl "Shogun" for your wonderful holidays!!
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