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Marugame Castle Day Trip

by Richard
(87) Reviews
10h $ 279 Price up to 6 people


  • Depart Shin Osaka Station and head to Marugame
  • We have to make transfer on the train to get to this Castle
  • Castle grounds, back stories, history, beautiful views
  • Return to Shin Osaka late in the day

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279.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


This day trip takes you to one of the 12 remaining Historical Castles of Japan. Though there are over 250 places there were Castles and still over 100 foundations remain and some Castles have been renovated and rebuilt, these 12 are historical, Marugame Castle is one of them. Let me take you there. All tours leave from Shin Osaka Station (Kyoto for a separate small fee).

What to Expect

We will depart for Marugame Castle early morning and head to one of the most awesome original Castles left in Japan. One of only 12 that remain completely original and historical. We will talk history, back stories, and see an amazing Castle that reflects what Japan was like before the 19th century, sometimes 300~400 years prior to that. Come let me take you back in time.

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  • Depart Shin Osaka Station and head to Marugame
  • We have to make transfer on the train to get to this Castle
  • Castle grounds, back stories, history, beautiful views
  • Return to Shin Osaka late in the day


If you do not see the tour you are looking for or want to add or subtract something, let me know what you want to do and where you want to go and I will ensure I put together an itinerary that fits your needs and blows your mind. Welcome!!!

Travel time is more than usual
It will be a long day
You will have an awesome time with me
Be ready to be blown away

What‘s included
GUIDE FEE ONLY paid through this site
What‘s not included
You will share the costs for the Guide

¥16600 per person for trans to and from Kagawa
¥1100 per person approx. for Lunch
¥200 per person for Entrance fees
Meeting Point
Shin Osaka Station
Ending Point
Shin Osaka Station
10 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM
Number of people
up to 6 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 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 ( 87 )
Rachel Rachel Australia ( Family )
Very Good
2 days ago

“ A day to remember ”

Thanks Richard for a really enjoyable day in Kyoto. We tried a whole lot of foods that we otherwise wouldn’t have and a real highlight was the tea ceremony. Thanks for pulling it all together at such short notice. Loved your stories.


Thank you Rachel. I really enjoyed you and your family. A lot of walking but I appreciate your perseverance and fight to pull through a semi-rainy day. Please let me know if there is every anything I can do for you in the future. Kind regards, Richard

Robert Robert United States ( Family with kids )
6 days ago

“ Richard is the most awesome guide! ”

My family (me, my wife and our 18 and 21 year old sons) spent two full days with Richard expiring Kyoto and Osaka, which was the highlight of our Japan trip. He is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable guides we have ever hired (in Japan or anywhere else). He took us to temples, shrines, forests, martial arts training centers, markets, tea ceremonies and a private lunch throughout Kyoto. Our Osaka street food/sake tour in Dotonbori is one of the most fun (and delicious) experiences we have ever had. Richard (and his wife) helped us track down and recover a lost wallet on Shinkansen, that could have really put a damper on our vacation, for which we are truly grateful. If you are looking for a guide in the Kansai region, Richard is the man!


You guys were absolutely amazing. We did do a lot didn't we? It all worked out on the wallet because we got to see Osaka at night. There's a reason for everything! I thought it was great that we got to see you again when I was with another group on a different day. You loved those Wagyu skewers didn't you guys!!! LOL Thank you for coming with me and I'm so glad you guys had a great time. Please send your friends my way! Kind regards Richard

Nikki Nikki United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Like traveling with your Freind who is a tour guide! ”

Best -2 days ever Home made lunch at a traditional home Lots of off the beaten trail stuff and Richard has so much knowledge of Kyoto / Nara and Osaka From museums to Yakitori and karaoke Would recommend him to anyone wanting a great tour in anyone of these city’s we are big fans now of Richerd!


Thank both of you for such kind words but you guys are so appreciative of everything! You are like kids in a candy store here in Japan and I love being able to tell things that get people excited. (Sorry for walking in the mugginess, hard to concentrate when you are sweating.....LOL). Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you!!! Kind regards, Richard

Michael Michael United States ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ He is fantastic! ”

Wow! Where to start? Richard doesn't deserve five stars...or six stars...he should get seven! We booked 2 days with him for our family group of seven people. He not only knows all of the sites in Kyoto and Osaka, but knows more Japanese history than anyone I've ever met in Japan! He was able to banter with my two teenage boys, while also keeping tabs on my mother-in-law (who is in her seventies). We visited seven cities on our recent trip and hired a guide in each city. Richard was the best of the seven guides that we hired. Everyone in my family indicated Kyoto as the highlight of our trip once we got home, with all noting that Richard made it great.


Wow! Thank you! I think I had tabs kept on me the entire time. Nothing gets past her!!! LOL Thank you so much for your review and I am glad you made it home safe. Hope the boys liked the 'culture' and it will be something they will cherish and not forget soon! Please do come again, we still have to determine who got that last piece of Wagyu!!!! LOL Kind regards, Richard

Lindy Lindy New Zealand ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto without the usual crowds ”

We left it to Richard to devise a slightly off the beaten track itinerary for us in Kyoto and we enjoyed several temples and shrines that were not at all crowded. He was quite a character and entertained us with some history of shinto and buddhism and the shogun era. He hosted a sake tasting which was interesting but ultimately a bit pricey.


Thank you so much for your kind words. I did try to take you to places that were off the beaten path and teach you things that you would've not learned with any other guide. I am not sure why ¥3000 per person for a premium sake tasting of sakes you will probably never get to experience again was high for you in an authentic 300 year old former Samurai residence with homemade Japanese appetizers was expensive to you but....... Six years first complaint. I do apologize. If you ever get a chance to come again we will not book that. Kind regards Richard

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