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Shibata Castle and Central Shibata


Niigata
7 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Visitors can take the beautiful view of Shibata Castle, and feel the ambience of the castle town by walking along the streets. Please choose 6 spots to visit out of the highlights in central Shibata City.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Mutsuko.

  • Visiting Shibata Castle
  • Visiting Shirakabe Heisha (Ground Self Defence Force Museum)
  • Visiting Fukiya Kouji Museum
  • Walking along Teramachi Street and visiting Houkouji Temple
  • Visiting Shimizuen and Ashigarunagaya plus lunch
  • Visiting Ichishima Sake Brewery and sake tasting
  • Visiting Suwa Shrine

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What to Expect

Visitors can view the beautiful castle and learn how the city has been developed based on the history of Shibata Clan. Walk along the streets, enjoy the ambience of the Edo Period and get acquainted with the town and its history.

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point Niigata Station Bandai Exit
Ending Point Niigata Station Bandai Exit

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee, etc.

Important

Sundays and Fridays only. Not available from Dec. 28 to Jan. 6.

Guiding in Sado is possible if transportation fee between Sado and Niigata is offered. Due to logistics, for those wanting to visit Sado Island, a two day advance notification prior to the meeting day is required. For your information, the boat fee For the round trip is 6,870 yen.

I will take you to Shibata by JR train. Basically we will walk and look around the city. We will take a community bus to get to the furtherest spot, Shibata Castle and walk down to the central area. Please be prepared with comfortable shoes or sneakers.

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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melissa Melissa United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ very nice tour ”

We had a beautiful day out in Sado island. We enjoyed our guide and the driver did his job very well. We thank you for the tour!

Mutsuko:

Melissa san, It is so good to hear from you. I have been worried about one of your daughters health condition. I hope she is all right now. I am glad to know you had a good time in Sado and I hope you also did in other parts of Japan.

STEPHEN STEPHEN United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Interesting time and informative ”

We focus on history and off the grid local spots. Mutsuko was very knowledgeable and well spoken. Trip timing and planning was exceptional. It was great!

Mutsuko:

Steve san, Thank you for your great feedback. You two are energetic and curious about things in town. I enjoyed guiding you around the city on such a beautiful spring day! Please enjoy the rest of your trip. I am looking forward to guiding you again.

Sandra Sandra United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Great Tour ”

Mutsuko provided us with a very informative tour and meet all of our expectations. We had ask to see and do other things besides the activities on her suggested itinerary. She made it all happen! Plus her English is excellent. Thank you Mutsuko and Triple Lights.

Mutsuko:

Sandra san, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment on my tour! I'm a lot flattered. I also enjoyed your company and it was another reward for me beside the fun to guide my city. Please visit Niigata again and explore more. I'm looking forward to guiding you and your family next time you visit Japan. Please enjoy the rest of your days in Japan. Please send the best regards for everyone for me. Mutsuko

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