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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

(80) Reviews
5h $ 71 per person

Highlights

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

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Overview

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.

What to Expect

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

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Kazuhiko Licensed Guide
(80) Reviews
Contact Kazuhiko Response Time: 7 hs

Highlights

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

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.

What‘s included
Tour guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fee, Entrance fee, Lunch fee
Depart From
Shiga , Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe
Meeting Point
At JR Hikone Station
Ending Point
At JR Hikone Station
Duration
5 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 18 people

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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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 ( 80 )
Sunny Sunny United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ 1 day highlight of Kyoto ”

Kazu is organized and listened to his group requests. It’s very good to hear the history and what do and don’ts.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Sunny I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. Moreover, I'm glad that your group enjoyed Kyoto Local foods and ramen. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, I'm sorry that I made you tired. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Erin Erin Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ 3 days in Japan on Family vacation ”

We had Kazuhiko for 3 days with 3 adults and 4 children while on shore excursions from a Royal caribbean cruise. We enjoyed his quick pace and friendly manner. He is knowledgeable, flexible and focused on making the most of the day. We asked many questions and he answered them all. He helped secure quick and efficient transportation. I would highly recommend Kazu, he was a pleasure to plan and organize things with. Very prompt in responding and helpful in the months leading up to the trip.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Erin I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice families enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your families around Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. I'm sorry that I could not guide you well enough because we had no time. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thanks to your nice families, I was able to have a satisfying time. Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Jerryl Jerryl United States ( Family )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ We saw the Ninjo castle, and the Nishiki market. ”

We went to a local place to a sushi bar. The price was much more reasonable than the more tourist places.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Jerryl I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto. Moreover, I'm glad that you enjoyed the lunch. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. Does your husband get better? I sincerely hope your family visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your family again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Clarence Clarence Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ An Excellent and Reliable Guide ”

We were with Mr. Kazu for 3 days; Nara, Kyoto, and Himeji Castle. In those 3 days, we were very happy to be with him as he is most helpful in everything that we needed. He even made lunch reservations for all 3 days for us. I wouldn't hesitate to contact Mr. Kazu again on our next visit to Japan. Thank you very much Mr. Kazu!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Clarence I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Nara, Kyoto and Himeji. Moreover, I'm glad that your group enjoyed lunch. I'm sorry that I could not show you beautiful Akashi Strait Bridge and beautiful scenery from observation deck at Mt Rokko because of schedule or bad weather. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Cynthia Cynthia United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Enjoyed our Kyoto tour with Kazuhiko ”

Kazuhiko was a good tour guide for our group of 6. We were able to understand his English, appreciated his personal stories, and his knowledge of the areas we visited. He was flexible when we wanted to adjust the itinerary due to time constraints. He took us to a lovely, authentic Japanese restaurant for lunch. A pleasant experience all in all.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Cynthia I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I was late because of train accident. Moreover, I am sorry that I made your group hurry. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, I hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto