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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour


Shiga
5 hours
up to 18 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

You will visit the Hikone castle tower, turrets, stone walls and moats etc..
Moreover, you will visist Hikone castle museum and castle town.
You feel like you have slipped back into the Edo Period ( about 200~400 years ago).
Hikone city is near Kyoto city. It takes about 50 min. by JR train. Please vieit Hikone while you visit Kyoto.
Of course, I can guide you in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Kazuhiko.

  • Hikone Castle tower (A National Treasure), Genkyu-en Garden
  • Hikone Castle Museum, Temple complex and Castle Town
  • Japanese Traditional Restaurant

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What to Expect

You will find following items.
・Architecture Style of Japanese Castle
・Japanese garden style
・Samurai's life

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At JR Hikone Station
Ending Point At JR Hikone Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Tour guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee, Entrance fee, Lunch fee

Important

I will suit it to a guide starting time that is convenient for you.

There are many beautiful temples and shrine near Hikone castle.
You can also visit there.

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

Are there interesting spots around here?

Yes. This area is close to Kyoto and Nara geographically and has been culturally influenced strongly by Kyoto and Nara since ancient times. Therefore, there are many famous temples and shrines around here. Moreover, this area was important military spot for feudal lords who tried to rule Japan in the Civil Wars in around the 16 century.
Therefore, there are many ruins of castles.

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 ( 100 )
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Amor Amor United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 day ago

“ Wonderful day in Osaka ”

Kazuhiko was a great guide and he had the best driver. He was very helpful and accommodated all our requests. We highly recommend him. Thank you, Kazu!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Amor I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Osaka (Osaka Castle, Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine, Shiten-no-ji Buddhist Temple and Sninsaibashi/DoutonBori street). I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Peter Peter United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto tour. 5 hours ”

Very good; got us around Kyoto like a pro. We chose to taxi around instead of buses. Limited time. Well worth my expense

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Peter I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto (Kiyomizu Buddhist temple, Sanjyu-san- gen-do Buddhist temple,  Bamboo forest in Arashiyama, Kinkakuji Buddhist temple) You spent a lot of money for taxi charge than I had expected. Sorry!! Moreover, I'm sorry that I made you a walk in the heat. I hope that you will get better soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Richard Richard United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Wonderful time in Kyoto ”

Kazu took care of all our travel arrangements in Kyoto. He is very well informed about sights, venues and history. Itinerary was all by walking, bus and taxi.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Richard I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. Moreover, you could enjoy staying at Japanese style hotel ("Ryocan") and you could enjoy Kyoto local dish. You have seen many buddha statues and beautiful pagoda which is symbol of Buddhism. I hope that these bring you good fortune. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot in high temperatures and humid. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Malcolm Malcolm Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Historic Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Mount Hieizan ”

Kazuhiko (Kazu) was an excellent guide for our five days based in Kyoto, from which we toured that city, plus Nara, Osaka and Mount Hieizan. Kazu was always prepared, punctual and well organized. He was unfailingly polite and always helpful. He has an easy manner and a quiet sense of humor. Kazu researched each day thoroughly and provided interesting historical context for all that we saw. While seeking to give us the widest experience in the time we had, he was mindful of the pace we wanted to keep and the things we wanted to focus on. He has a quiet pride in his country's heritage and is knowledgeable about its history. My wife and i thoroughly enjoyed our time in and around Kyoto. That was made possible in many ways by our guide, Kazu. We would recommend him highly.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Malcolm I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you and your wife enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing you and your wife around Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Mt..Hiei. I'm sorry if I made you walk a lot in hot and humid weather. I was concerned about you getting tired. I'm glad that I was able to show you Japanese countryside. I hope you also enjoy the tour in Tokyo. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Joy Joy Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Our trip to Nara to visit the deer park, Torii gates, Shinto Shrine and the Buddhist Temple ”

Kazu was very knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating. He met us at our hotel and explained how we would spend the day. He showed us how to use the subway and bus systems, provided excellent information about the places we visited. He also gave us valuable historical feedback. His research and level of communication was excellent. We thoroughly recommend Kazu as a tour guide.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Joy I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Nara. However, we changed trains several times to go to Nara. I have to apologize for the inconvenience Moreover, I'm sorry that I walked fast. In Nara, you have seen one of largest wooden building in the world and huge Buddha statue at Toudaiji Buddhist temple, 3,000 Japanese lanterns in kasuga Shinto shrine and five story Pagoda at Koufukuji Buddhist Temple. After that, you enjoyed Conveyor belt sushi. Moreover, I am glad that you have bought suitable ”Hou-Chou" (Japanese kitchen knife) at Nishiki Japanese Traditional Market in Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again ... read more

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