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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

(95) Reviews
5h $ 75 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

4.5 (95) Reviews
Excellent
 
67%
Very Good
 
26%
Good
 
5%
Poor
 
1%
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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 ( 95 )
Shruti Rawat Shruti United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 days ago

“ Kyoto Nara Family Tour ”

We were a large family of 13 including 2 seniors and 3 children. We toured Kyoto and Nara with Kazuhiko Saan over 2 days. He really helped make our trip memorable and kept our big group engaged. His English is easy to understand and he offered great print outs for the major sights. We really appreciate his advice to get a van for our tour and also helped me get connected with the van service. The A/C van/mini-bus was very comfortable especially as the weather was extremely hot and humid. We had a great time over the 2 days and covered all the major shrines and temples that we wanted to. The kids loved the paper cranes that Kazu Saan handed out at the end of the 2 days. Thank you very much to Kazuhiko and Triplelights.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Shruti I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Kyoto and Nara. I'm sorry that I could not take your family to all spots you had requested, because we had no time to visit all spots. Moreover, I'm sorry that I made your family walk a lot in the heat and humid. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope your family visits Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your family again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

patricia Patricia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Very interesting visit to Kyoto ”

We were traveling by cruise ship arriving in Kobe. Kazuhiko-san provided us with train schedule and met us at the Hotel lobby near the trains station. We visited all the temples and sights promised in record time. We took taxis to get around each site. This can add a substantial amount to the day; make sure to bring enough cash as taxis do not take credit card in Kyoto. Kazuhiko-san was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable. His recommendations of what to visit in the short amount of time we had in Kyoto were excellent. We made it back to the train station earlier than expected, but considering the weather (38C/98F), we didn't mind. We would recommend Kazyhiko-san as a guide.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Patricia I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice couple enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I'm sorry that you paid much taxi charge than expected. Moreover, I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. Because of hottest day, your couple got tired. I hope that your couple can get rid of tiredness soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, please have a nice trip. I sincerely hope your couple visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Jaclyn Jaclyn United States ( Friends )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Friendly and knowledgeable ”

We had Mr. Kazuhiko Goto as our tour guide in Kyoto. He speaks English very well and is knowledgeable about the places we visited. You just need to tell him in advance the places you would like to visit and explore on given days and he will advice you whether it is doable or not depending on the weather. Be aware of this long strides. (good thing we could keep up with his pace :) ) He moves around fast and knows the in and outs, shortcuts, fastest way to get to destinations. Having Mr. Kazu as our guide saved us tremendous time. Would we had ventured out on our own, we would have gotten lost many times. He is very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend him and take us around again on another future Japan trip.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Jaclyn I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice group enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I have made you walk a lot and I'm sorry that I walked fast. I hope that you was able to arrive at Mt.Koya successfully on your own. 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

Monica Monica Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very organized and hellful ”

10 out of 10

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Monica I appreciate your nice feedback. I’m very pleased that your nice family enjoyed their tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Nara. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot. I'm anxious that your children got tired. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your family again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

sally Sally Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
2 months 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