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A Walking Tour along Old Hokkoku Street in Central Nagahama, Shiga Pref. (长滨市内游览沿旧北国街道)

by Yoshi
5h $ 106 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Hoko-en Park (豊公園) and Nagahama Jyo Castle Museum (長浜城歴史博物館)
  • Kaiyodo (海洋堂) Figure Museum Kurokabe
  • Kurokabe Square (黒壁スクエア), a Shopping & Restaurant Street
  • Hikiyama Float Museum (曳山博物館), the Theme of Which is the Float Parade Festival Registerd as an UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Asset in 2016
  • Old Ando’s Residence (安藤家)
  • Old Hokkoku Kaido (旧北国街道) and its Retro Streetscape
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105.60 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra Hour.
$ 22.00
Extra Person.
$ 10.56
Hotel Pickup .
$ 17.60

Overview

Sightseers can admire the retro-inspired atmosphere in the old castletown. Since Nagahama faces Lake Biwa and was located at strategically important place, people here, like the Ando’s, boosted up their power in industry and commerce, with the aid of Hideyoshi’s policy of remitting agricultural taxes. Guests can also enjoy the modern craftworks of elaborate plastic models at Kaiyodo Figure Museum.

What to Expect

Sightseers can admire the retro-inspired atmosphere of the central area in the old castletown. Nagahama started blossoming after Hideyoshi had based here in 1574 AD. Since the district faces Lake Biwa (hence, playing a role of good shipping port) and was located at strategically important place, people in the town boosted up their power in both the industry and commerce, with the aid of Hideyoshi’s policy of remitting agricultural taxes. The Andos became one of the dominant townsmen. That gorgeous Hikiyama festival, which was registered UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016, has been maintained with such people’s enthusiasm.
On the other hand, sightseers can also enjoy the modern craftworks of elaborate plastic models at Kaiyodo Figure Museum along the old Hokkoku-kaido road.

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Highlights

  • Hoko-en Park (豊公園) and Nagahama Jyo Castle Museum (長浜城歴史博物館)
  • Kaiyodo (海洋堂) Figure Museum Kurokabe
  • Kurokabe Square (黒壁スクエア), a Shopping & Restaurant Street
  • Hikiyama Float Museum (曳山博物館), the Theme of Which is the Float Parade Festival Registerd as an UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Asset in 2016
  • Old Ando’s Residence (安藤家)
  • Old Hokkoku Kaido (旧北国街道) and its Retro Streetscape

Important

1. Basically 7 days a week
2. Basically Specific to KOHOKU (Northernmost) district in Shiga Pref.
Shizugatake Old Battlefield, Lake Yogo, Woody Pal Yogo, Tojyuin temple, Kanzan-ji temple, Zencho-ji temple, Kaizu Osaki for Cherry Blossom Viewing, Keisoku-ji temple for Autumnal Leaves, Throughout Central Kinomoto area, Odani Jyo Castle, Sugatani Hot Spring Resort, Chikubu-shima island, Doganji-temple (A National Treasure), Takatsuki Museum of Ethnic and Historical Materials, Throughout Central Nagahama city, etc.

1) The tour’s available season;
During all seasons
2) In a case of snowing / raining weather:
A tourist has to prepare a rain apparel by him/herself.
3) The Course Schedule
10:00 AM at JR Nagahama Sta. Start
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch at a Local Restaurant in Nagahama
15:00 at JR Nagahama Sta. Arrive (Tour end)

What‘s included
Guide Fee
What‘s not included
Admission / Entrance Fee (For Tourists) : Approximately 1000 (One Thousand) JPY Each for 5 hours Course.
Transportation (If necessary, For Tourists and the Guide) : Less than 1000 (One Thousand) JPY Each
Lunch and/or Dinner (For Tourists) : Less than 2000 (Two Thousands) JPY Each
Any Unexpected Cost (For Tourists) : Less than 1000 (One Thousand) JPY Each
Meeting Point
JR Nagahama Station
Ending Point
JR Nagahama Station
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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?

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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.