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Excursion In Hiroshima, Okayama, Kobe, Himeji, Kagawa, Mie, and Lake Biwa

by Masaki
(31) Reviews
8h $ 282 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Kyoto (Kinkakuji temple, Kiyomizu temple, Arashiyama, Nijyo Castle)
  • Osaka (Shinsekai market, Kuromon Market, Shinsaibashi Shopping Mall, Osaka Castle)
  • Nara (Todaiji temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, Kofukuji temple, Naramachi )
  • Hyogo (Himeji castle)
  • Okayama (Korakuen Garden, Okayama castle, Kurashiki)
  • Hiroshima (Itsukushima Shrine, Atomic Bomb Dome)
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282.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

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$ 18.80

Overview

This is basically a custom tour. You may go around various popular sightseeing spots.
Hiroshima, Okayama, or Mie is covered as well as Kyoto, Nara, Osaka.
In principle, this isn't a tour accompanied by lodging.
It suits those who want to go around various places and experience different experiences. 

What to Expect

Two- to Six- Day Attractive Excursion Tours

You make excursion around Kansai area (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, and Lake Biwa).
Japan has distinctive four seasons: each has its own features and characteristics.
The views dramatically change from season to season.
There are many famous festivals.
Mystical ceremonies such as omizutori ceremony (water-drawing ceremony) in Nara, Gion festival in Kyoto.
If you visit these places in accordance with the festivals, your tour will be much more fun.

The following is the popular sightseeing spots in each area.
In Kyoto
Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine, and Arashiyama, Nijyo Castle, the Imperial Palace.

In Osaka you enjoy food and shopping.
Osaka is also a city for young people.

In Nara, time passes more slowly than in Osaka and Kyoto.
People live in harmony with customs and traditions.
It is the birthplace of Japanese civilization.


Kurashiki is well known for its preserved canal area. It started as a merchant city 300 years ago.
Ohara Museum is Japan's first museum. Ivy Square is popular with young couples.

In Hiroshima Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome are popular sightseeing spots.

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Organized by Masaki

Licensed Guide
(30) Reviews

Highlights

  • Kyoto (Kinkakuji temple, Kiyomizu temple, Arashiyama, Nijyo Castle)
  • Osaka (Shinsekai market, Kuromon Market, Shinsaibashi Shopping Mall, Osaka Castle)
  • Nara (Todaiji temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, Kofukuji temple, Naramachi )
  • Hyogo (Himeji castle)
  • Okayama (Korakuen Garden, Okayama castle, Kurashiki)
  • Hiroshima (Itsukushima Shrine, Atomic Bomb Dome)

Important

Basically we use public transportation as a means of travel.
All these excursions consist of one-day tours.
Each district has its own special events from season to season.
in Kyoto, Aoi Festival in May, Gion Festival in July, and Jidai Festival in November.
In Osaka Tenji Festival is held in July.
In Nara Omizutori Ceremony, Onmaturi Ceremony are held at night.

If you visit these areas in accordance with the events, your tour will be able to have more fun.

City Kyoto

Depart From Kyoto , Hiroshima, Hyogo, Kagawa, Mie, Nara, Okayama, Osaka, Shiga, Tokushima, Mount Koya, Kobe

Meeting Point At your hotel in Osaka or Kyoto, JR Kyoto Station, JR Nara Station, or Designated Stations

Ending Point At your hotel in Osaka or Kyoto, JR Kyoto Station, JR Nara Station, JR Osaka Station, or Designated Stations

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 8 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • guide's lunch


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee (you and guide)
  • entrance fee (400 - 600 yen)

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 Masaki


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A new encounter inspires me and enriches my heart.
People sometimes ask me unexpected questions I can't answer on the spot.
New encounters are, in a sense, a kind of continuation of embarrassment and bewilderment.
As a tour guide, going around with people is like an adventurous journey.
Those who I met stay in my heart with good memories.But I also would like to stay in your heart.
Yes, every encounter, solo or group, is a glow of jewels.
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Reviews ( 31 )

Excellent
10 hours ago |   by Frank

“ We absolutely loved having Masaki as our tour guide in Kyoto! ”

He invited us to be patient and take our time understanding what we were seeing! As Americans we tend to rush into our day (even on vacation) and try to cover as much as possible we can. This experience was different, looking back, we got a lot more out of our tour and time with him than expected! He was also very flexible with his time and what we wanted to do while in Kyoto!

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Joliza

“ Nara and Kyoto Escapade with Mountain Burning Festival ”

Masaki gave us the highlight of our trip. We really enjoyed our time with him. He prepared a very organized tour and you can really see his hardwork and effort paying off. Much recommended to other tourists. He also took us to an excellent dinner place afterwards where we drank sake and ate delicious japanese food. We will never forget our time with Masaki. He will also take pictures for you to keep memories. I would book hin again when I return to Japan. Thank you Masaki!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Samantha

“ Knowledgeable, prepared and enthusiastic ”

We toured Nara with Masaki and had a fantastic day! He brought us off the beaten path to see Horyuji Temple, which was worth the time, then to Nara Park to play with the deer and see Todaji Temple. Masaki knew his history about each spot and had plenty of stories and information to share. He has a notebook with facts and dates for you to read and was very well prepared. He is also a fantastic photographer and took 100 pictures of us throughout the day on his iPad (shared via Google photos). We wish we had booked him in Kyoto also... our other guided days paled in comparison. We learned a lot and had a very enjoyable time with Masaki- highly recommended.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Doris

“ Spiritual Journey ”

My family was so happy . Kyoto and Nara’s tourist spots was amazing.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Ewan

“ Kyoto Solo ”

As a lone traveler who's no experience with tour guides I was a bit dubious about how much I would enjoy a guided tour. But I can honestly say spending time with Masaki was probably the highlight of my entire trip. From his warm welcome, extensive historical knowledge and attentiveness the day turned out to be very rewarding. On top of the very informative tour, Masaki provided all the information required to easily travel to the meet up point. Taking time at the end of the day to ensure I was catching the correct train home. The pictures are also a nice souvenir. Thanks for a great time Masaki. Hope to see you again when I return to Japan!

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