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Himeji Castle and Sake Brewery tour

8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Visit Himeji Castle, the World Heritage site, and Sake breweries in Nada district in Kobe. Himeji Castle is known as "White Heron Castle" with white plaster walls renovated in 2015. On the way back, we will visit Sake Brewery Museum and another Sake Brewery to learn the process of making Sake and enjoy free tasting of different type of Sake. Japanese cuisine or true Kobe beef dinner is available.


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  • Himeji Castle the first World Heritage Site in Japan in 1993.
  • Sake Brewery Museum and another Sake brewery in Nada district in Kobe.
  • Sake Brewery's restaurant or true Kobe Beef restaurant in local atmosphere.

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What to Expect

Himeji Castle is very famous for its surviving Japanese castle architecture that preserves the original stucture and its buildings are designated as " National Treasures"
You may feel as if you are a Samurai worier or Ninja in there.
At Sake Brewery Museum, you can understand that the process of making Sake is sensitive, complicated and full of originality.
You can also enjoy tasting and compare the difference of taste between several types of Japanese Sake. Of course you can buy Sake and related sourvenir.
Additionally, depending on your preference, I will bring you to Sake Brewery's restaurant or true Kobe Beef restaurant known by locals.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel(Osaka city area) or JR Shin-Osaka station.
Ending Point At your hotel(Osaka city area) or JR Shin-Osaka station.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guiding fee only.

What‘s not included

1. Transportation fee for picking up and drop off at you hotel (depends on the location)
2. Transportation from Shin-Osaka station to Himeji station about JPY3,000/person fro round trip.
3. Transportation fee during tour about JPY500/person.
4. Lunch (est. JPN2000) and Dinner (up to your preference).
5. Entrance fee for Himeji Castle (JPN1,000/per) for tourist only.


I can guide you around Kochi and Tokushima area if you pay my round transportation fee to the area from Kobe, accommodation and meals in the area in addition to the usual guide fee.

1. This tour is walking tour and Himeji Castle doesn't have elevetors in it, so it is very hard for handicapped people.
2. When you enter inside of the Main Keep and some other buildings, you have to put off your shoes.
3. Free Sake tasting is available only for adults.
4. Suggestion for tasting Sake, please bring PET bottle of water as your chaser water.
5. This 8 hours tour doesn't include dinner.

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 ( 7 )
4.7 (7) Reviews
Very Good
Pauline Pauline Canada ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Sake Breweries and Sorakuen Japanese Garden ”

Chuji was a wonderful guide. He had lots of information to share with us. His English is excellent. We enjoyed all of the sites that he took us to. The itinerary was well planned and flawlessly executed. Thank you, Chuji for a great day!


Dear Pauline, Thank you very much for your review on our tour. I appreciate you that you accepted my proposal of visiting the Japanese garden to see beautiful flowers. I guess it was good for you and myself to enjoy wonderful time. Best regards Chuji

Suzanne Suzanne United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic local guide in Kobe ”

We were delayed getting off our cruise in the Port of Kobe and Chuji was patiently waiting for us. He was very knowledgeable of the area and sights that we saw. We covered a lot of ground and moved quickly because of the delay in getting off the ship. He was also willing to adapt our pre arranged schedule to help us find a shop that sold good quality knives at reasonable prices. We enjoyed our time with him and would highly recommend him to anyone. For reference our party consisted of 4 adults and one teenager. Thank you Triplelights for connecting us to a fantastic guide. Thank you Chuji


Dear Suzanne, Thank you for writing review on our nice tour included seeing sunset view from observatory. I am very happy to spend a special time with you. Please enjoy your staying in Japan! Chuji

Richard Richard Philippines ( Friends )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Osaka tour ”

Chuji provides a great perspective of Osaka.


Dear Richard, Thank you for your review! It is my pleasure to share great view and experience with my customers. Best regards Chuji

Claire Claire United States ( Friends )
6 months ago

“ A great day with Chuji ”

We had less than a day in Kobe and we wanted to be guided to the highlights and Chuji did just that. He was well prepared and very informative and gave us a full day visiting the Maiko Bridge, Kobe Port, Motomachi, sake brewery and even time for a Kobe beef lunch amongst other things, like the bakery. What topped it off is he graciously guided us from our end point of the tour, our hotel, to the bus terminal that we needed to leave from with all our luggage. Such service!!


Dear Claire, Thank you so much for writing review for me, and for your cooperation on that day! I also enjoyed visiting places with you and your friends. I wish I can see you again some day. Best regards Chuji

Lynne Lynne United States ( Family )
6 months ago

“ Great tour of Ossaka with Chuji ”

We so enjoyed our day with Chuji. We visited the Umeda Sky building observatory for an incredible view of the city. The building has amazing architecture. We were so fortunate to visit the Japanese Mint and see the wonderful garden of cherry blossom trees. that were absolutely stunning. We had some Japanese street food with Chuji's guidance. Chuji was very knowable on negotiating all the metros and trains. We also visited Osaka castle grounds .


Dear Lynne, Thank you for your review on our tour. I also enjoyed great view from the Umeda Sky building and beautiful cherry blosso trees in Japan Mint Osaka with you. Now I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day with me! Best regards Chuji

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