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Samurai Castle & Hanga(wood print) experience


Kanagawa
8 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

09:00 Meet at your hotel
rail travel to Odawara
10:30 Odawara Castle
Japanese Samurai Castle with Castle Tower within a Day Trip Distance from Tokyo.
12:30 Lunch
13:30 rail travel to Fujisawa
14:00 Fujisawa Ukiyo-e Museum
The new exhibition of Ukiyo-e collection of Fujisawa City.
16:00 rail travel to your hotel
17:00 Arrive at your hotel

Itinerary

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  • Odawara Castle(built more than 500 yeas ago): Only one Japanese samurai castle with Castle Tower within a Day Trip Distance from Tokyo. Renovated in May 2016, with many interesting and breath-taking exhibitions. The best place to learn Japanese Castle, how it's built, how it works. In addition, you can see the beautiful Pacific Ocean from the top of the castle tower. Don't forget to take your photo in Samurai costumes.
  • Fujisawa Ukiyo-e Museum: Ukiyo-e is Japanese wood print very popular in Edo era(17th to 19th century). Best way to learn everyday life of Japanese people in those days. You can make your own wood print at the Ukiyo-e making corner, too.

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What to Expect

Experience Samurai Castle:
Odawara Castle has the main components of Samurai Castle including, Castle tower, Series of gates towards the castle tower, Rock walls, Moats, etc.
Best place to learn Samurai Castle in a day trip distance from Tokyo.
For your memory, you can take your photos in Samurai costumes.

Fujisawa Ukiyo-e Museum:
Ukiyo-e, Japanese wood print, Museum in Fujisawa city.
Best way to learn everyday life of Japanese people in those days.
You can make your own wood print at the Ukiyo-e making corner, too.

Shinkansen:
You can use Shinkansen on the way to Odawara from Tokyo.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel within JR Yamanote-line circle, or in Kanagawa prefecture
Ending Point At your hotel, or the place you prefer

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee

What‘s not included

Estimated additional expenses per person
Transportation fee (you and guide) : JPY3000 (One-way Shinkansen => plus JPY1800)
Lunch: JPY1500
Entrance fee: JPY500

Important

Using public transportation
Stairway to the top of the castle tower
Optional spot to visit:
  Enoshima island
  Samukawa shrine
 

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 9 )
4.6 (9) Reviews
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Bruce Bruce Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Awesome walking tours ”

Our time with Mori was excellent. We had reserved him for 3 days in during our stay in Tokyo and he planned them in an organized fashion. Mori speaks fluent English and was excellent at explaining the historical and modern importance of the various sites we had visited. We were a party of 8 so it was a big group, but Mori had no problems keeping us together.

HIDEKI:

Dear Bruce, Thank you for your review. I enjoyed touring and talking with you, too. Hope to see you and your family members again. Best regards, Hideki Mori

Alice Alice Singapore ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Wonderful Time at Mount Fuji ”

Mori-San is a very knowledgeable and articulate guide with an expansive world view. If you wish to get in-depth information of Japanese history & culture, he is definitely the right person to accompany you on your trips. He impressed us with his planning and advice even before we meet him. We had no difficulty planning our itinerary with his guidance. Although we visited Tokyo and Mt Fuji in bad weather (heat wave and typhoon) forecasted, he made good suggestions to work around the weather, ensuring that we do not waste any precious time. Finally, he is very flexible which is important as our group which consisted of my elderly parents who have problems walking. He ensures that nobody is left out and proposed very reasonable arrangements. We were really in good hands with his help.... read more

HIDEKI:

Dear Alice, I'm glad to know that you returned home safely. Thank you for your good review. I enjoyed tourlng and talking with you and your family, too. There are more Interesting places to visit and things to do in Japan. Next time, please try to come to Japan in spring time so that you can enjoy cherry blossoms. Weather will be more stable. Thank you, and hope to see you again. Best regards, Hideki Mori

Mohamed Mohamed Bahrain ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ An absolutely delightful experience ”

Mori-san is a great tour guide, he is highly knowledgeable and very friendly, his english is very good. He organized an amazing trip to Hakone and Lake Ashi. Would highly recommend him.

HIDEKI:

Dear Mohamed, Thank you very much for your review. I enjoyed talking with you, too. I hope you'll have good time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Best regards, Hideki Mori

Steve Steve United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Perfect Custom Tour ”

Our extended family spent four days with Mori-san in Kanagawa. He put together an excellent itinerary combing tourist destinations in Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama and Odawara with experiences of traditional Japanese life. Our group included ages 17-84 and had varied interests so this was no simple task. Once he got to know us better he adjusted our plans accordingly. Mori-san speaks excellent English and is very organized while still remaining flexible and easy going. He has also travelled extensively and has many interests which allows him to be an ideal host and guide. We very much enjoyed getting to know him and learning more about Japan. Arigato gozaimas Mori-San!

Pablo Pablo United States
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent guide, high english proficiency. ”

Hideki is a friendly guide who showed us (a group of 2) around Tokyo. He guided us around to very specific places we wanted to go, and familiarized us with the subway system. He's friendly, proficient in English, and I can't recommend him enough.

HIDEKI:

Dear Pablo, Thank you very much for your review. I enjoyed the morning walk in central part of Tokyo with you. I hope you'll have more chance to encounter new and interesting things during your stay in Japan. Please take care and have fun. Thank you and good luck! Best regards, Hideki Mori

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