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Okayama and Kurashiki

by Hugh
(29) Reviews
8h $ 298 Price up to 15 people


  • black lacquer Okayama Castle and classic Korakuen, considered one of the top three gardens in Japan
  • Kurashiki visit picturesque preserved Historical quarter with its fuedal age architecture and willow lined canal.
  • OPTION: Cycle the ancient trade route Kibi Plain passing orchards, ancient monarch's burial mounds, along riversides orchards, temples and shines ,

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297.60 USD

Price up to 15 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


A day tour including visit a to Okayama castle (where you might like to try your hand at making a ceramic or put on a kimono) and the elegant Korakuen gardens followed by a visit to Kurashiki and the old preserved quarter there. There is an option for a lovely cycling experience across the Kibi plain along riversides, past temples and shrines.

What to Expect

We will meet at Okayama Station and take a short tram ride for you to enjoy my guided tour of feudal age Okayama Castle and adjacent classically landscaped Korakuen Gardens. We will lunch transit to Kurashiki for lunch and stroll the Bikan Preserved Historical Quarter.

4.9 (29) Reviews
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  • black lacquer Okayama Castle and classic Korakuen, considered one of the top three gardens in Japan
  • Kurashiki visit picturesque preserved Historical quarter with its fuedal age architecture and willow lined canal.
  • OPTION: Cycle the ancient trade route Kibi Plain passing orchards, ancient monarch's burial mounds, along riversides orchards, temples and shines ,


I am very familiar with leading tours throughout Japan so on occasion, I would be happy to create a bigger experience in other parts of the country if you would like to discuss directly with me.

***Please note that this is three stage process: We would agree on destinations to be included. 2. I would compile an overview. 3. If that is accepted, the guest agrees to receive a detailed itinerary including information about attractions, activities and transit details.
**Depending on the guest's length of stay and the time required to produce the tour itinerary document the guest may be quoted a fee of my hourly rate up to a maximum charge of (8) eight hours and if satisfied, to agree to accept that (subject to some reasonable amendments), the agreement to receive the itinerary would be a binding contract to agree to pay for the itinerary with no further obligation to accept it as a tour offer.

Comfortable shoes.
I am based in Hiroshima and ask the guest to cover the cost of my fares including round trip transport to Okayama

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
fares and admissions (you and the guide)
Okayama Castel and Korakuen admission: ¥560
Tram to the castle: ¥100
fares (you and guide)
My fares to Okayama:
Okayama to Kurashiki ¥320
Kurashiki to Soja ¥240
Bitch-Ichinomiya to Okayama ¥310

Cycle hire: ¥1000
Meeting Point
Okayama Station or your hotel in Okayama
Ending Point
Okayama Station or your hotel in Okayama
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 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 ( 29 )
James James Australia ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Highly informative ”

Hugh prepared a great 5 hour tour to Hiroshima. He is very knowledgeable & friendly. The 5 hours went very quickly and he ensured that my teenage son was engaged at all times. Really enjoyable and I would highly recommend Hugh. His approach is friendly and he set the tone for a great 10 days in Japan. Thanks Hugh. James & George Cheney


Hi James, So glad you enjoyed the tour and it was a pleasure spending the time with you. I hope you have returned home safe and sound and this followed a great trip. Thanks very much for a great review! Best, Hugh

Peter Peter United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Great custom itinerary! ”

We wanted to do a road trip from Fukuoka to Osaka, with a few ideas of where we might want to stop, and kinds of things we like to do. Hugh did a great job of fleshing that out into a real, custom itinerary, with specific places to go, things to do, and places to eat and to get the best coffee. He even made some recommendations for places and activities tourists don't usually go, which delighted us. His advice as a local was a great help, and gave us confidence to go on our trip and to make the best use of our time. Highly recommended!


Hi Peter, It sounds like you enjoyed the trip! Very glad it was such a success and thanks for the great review. Best regards, Hugh

Andrés Andrés Mexico ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Great experience ”

Hugh´s amazing abilities with japanese and knowledge of History made the experience amazing and enjoyable.


HI Andrés! It was such a pleasure spending the day with you all. I hope you had a wonderful remainder of your stay and got home safe and sound. Best, Hugh

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

“ A great day in Hiroshima! ”

Hugh did a really good job with my family! As a group of seven people, spanning from 12 years old all the way to 72, he helped us enjoy the full day. We spent half a day at the Peace Park and atomic bomb museum, and then the afternoon over at Miyajima. Great day overall. Hugh even walked to the far end of the tourist area at Miyajima to take us to the top of an out of the way Buddhist temple. It was great!


Hi Mike, it was a tota pleasure spending the day with you all. Thanks for the fab review! Regards, Hugh

Cezanne Cezanne United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic and Memorable Time ”

My family (husband and 2 teenage daughters) and I had a fantastic time with Hugh as he took us to Okunoshima Island to see the bunnies and poison gas museum along with Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Dome. Hugh was well-versed in the background of all the places we were visiting and gave us an insightful personal explanation of Japanese culture vs his Australian background. He is fluent in Japanese and well traveled throughout Japan. I also appreciated his attentiveness to detail in providing us directions to our hotel as we traveled from Osaka to Hiroshima before we even left for our trip and detailing what our tour would encompass.I truly felt Hugh went out of his way to make our travels around Japan safe and non-confusing. His extroverted personality made our conversations so enjoyabl... read more


Hi Cezanne! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day as I did. Thanks for the glowing review. So appreciated. I hope the rest of your trip was equally or even more enjoyable. Cheers, Hugh

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