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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

(91) Reviews
5h $ 74 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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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 ( 91 )
sally Sally Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Dinner in kyoto ”

Kazu was asked to organise a traditional dinner and later karaoke......he picked us up at our hotel. There were 15 in our party in Kyoto. He walked us to a beautiful traditional restaurant where we had a private room with our own waitress, he also arranged for us to pay separately for the bill which seems to be difficult to do in Japan. The setting and the meal were delightful. We then moved onto karaoke however half the group did not come and the other half found that the karaoke was not what we were expecting. Perhaps it’s the way Japanese do karaoke but not westerners....we did not stay. However Kazu was understanding and very polite when we declined to stay at karaoke. He gave us all paper cranes as a parting gift.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Sally I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed Kaiseki dinner. 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

Lindsay Lindsay Australia ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Fabulous guide ”

We had a great time with Kazuhiko in the Nara region and Deer Park. He was able to find transport options to assist one of our group who had some mobility issues, and paced the day perfectly so that we could enjoy many special attractions. The Deer Park experience was quite unique and fabulous, not to be missed. He provided us with extensive information regarding both the area and also Japanese history. Kazuhiko has excellent English skills and a very personal attitude to his guests and I highly recommend him to any prospective clients.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Lindsay I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Nara. Moreover, I hope that your group will enjoy your tour in Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Takayama etc.. In Hiroshima, you will find the miseries of war at peace memorial museum and atomic dome. I hope that you can enjoy Okonomiyaki of Hiroshima style and you can find Japanese beauty at Kanazawa, Takayama and Shitrakawa-Go. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Roline Roline United Kingdom ( Couple )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Kyoto full day, Kobe half a day ”

6 of us were guided by Mr Kazuhiro in both Kyoto and Kobe. He was an attentive informative guide, the fastest walker any of us had ever encountered! We covered a lot of ground and thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Roline I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto and Kobe. I'm sorry that I walked fast and I'm sorry that I made your group tired. Moreover, because of my mistake, you got lost at Nunobiki Ropeway. Sorry!! 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

Tad Tad United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Day trip to Nara from Kyoto ”

Kazu was organized, friendly, and most knowledgeable. We had a great experience!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Tad I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Nara and Fushimi Inari Shrine. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and I sincerely hope your couple visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your couple again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Alfredo Alfredo United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto trip ”

Kazu is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and experienced. He did his best to keep our large group of 15 on schedule and involved in the tour. He is very kind and a pleasure to spend the day with!

Kazuhiko:

Hello Alfredo, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. Because of long holidays in Japan, many people visited spots in Kyoto. Therefore, your group got tired.Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto