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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour


Shiga
4 hours
up to 18 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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 13:00 PM ( 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 ( 107 )
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Ramya Ramya Hong Kong
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Evening walk kyoto ”

Our walking tour of kyoto on the evening of 26th November with the guidance of Mr.Kazuhiko, we visited the enchanting Tori gate shrine of Fushimi Inari and the enthralling Kiomizudera with its beautiful illumination. Mr.Kazuhiko is an excellent guide with facts & figures about kyoto and surroundings. We were pleasantly surprised to see the similarities between the Indian & japanese traditions as well as practices & beliefs. Thanks once again.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Ramya, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the night tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I have guided many guests for many many times in Kyoto. However, the night tour was only second time. Therefore, I also saw beautiful illumination at Kiyomizu-dera temple. Moreover, I'm sorry that I confused you, because I waited for you at the different hotel. 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

Margaret Margaret Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ BEST KYOTO GUIDE ”

Kazu was a knowledgable and friendly guide with terrific preparation of interesting facts that ensured our Kyoto tours were packed full of interest. His English is excellent. He did not walk fast but managed to cover all our requested site visits in a relaxing and enjoyable way within a reasonable time schedule. He chose different styles of outstanding lunch restaurants. He would definitely be our Number One choice of guide for whenever we return to Kyoto.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Margaret, I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. We visited many places in Kyoto. Regarding some spots, it is first time for me to guide guests. Therefore, it was nice experience for me and I also have found that there are many other beautiful spots which I have not been. Thank you!! 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

Mark Mark United Kingdom ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Friendly, knowledgeable and very considerate ”

Kazu took me to two temples to photograph the autumn colours. He planned the trip brilliantly and tailored the pace for an unfit older gentleman with a heavy camera bag and jetlag. His English was great and I felt I got to know him in even a brief space of time. Hugely recommend.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Mark I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed the tour and you took many nice photos of beautiful leaves at Tenryu-ji Buddhist Temple and Eikan-Do Buddhist Temple. I had great time as well showing you around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot and I hope that you will recover soon. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Moreover, you will be able to take nice photos of beautiful Japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Jocelyn Jocelyn United Kingdom ( Friends )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Highlights of your choice ”

Picked the places we want to go to and Kazu planned out the route for us. He gave us a map which showed the locations of the places we want to visit. Kazu is fit and at his age he walks much quicker than us so be prepared to walk alot! Tip:Don't pack too many locations if you can't keep up with walking, or you can also get your own car or taxi to save time on transport as places can be spread out over all of Kyoto! Definitely enjoyed our tour with Kazu and we wouldn't have done that many sights without him in a day!

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Jocelyn I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Kyoto (Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkakuji bTemple, Kiyomizu Temple, Gion). I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot and quickly. I was concerned about your group getting tired. 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

Brian Brian New Zealand ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A Great Day Out In Osaka ”

Eight of us had an excellent day in Osaka with Kazuhiko who was a delight to be with. He was very informative and kept the day interesting and adapted our day as required. His English was good and his knowledge was excellent. He tailored a tour for our needs. We meet at our Hotel and we visited Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine which was fascinating, then Osaka Castle where we saw Martial Arts competition, a good look round the Castle grounds and learned a lot about the History which Kazuhiko was very knowledge and interesting. We traveled by train between venues and which made it so much easier for us as he knew his way round. After our choice of lunch (sushi) we moved on to Kuromon Market for a tour. We found this experience an eye opener (in a nice way) with the amount of foods available and ... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Brian 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 Osaka. We went to Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine. You found 3 pebbles which will give you 5 big power (Longevity, Happiness, Physical, Wisdom and Financial). Moreover, you lifted up stone. I hope that your wish come true. And, you have known how to purify your body before visiting Shrine or Temple and you have known how to pray at a shrine. I hope that it was nice experience. At Osaka Castle which was the strongest fortress, you saw huge stones, castle tower etc., and you saw traditional martial arts called "Kendo" which students practiced. At Doutonbori area, you took nice pictures in front of most famous advertising of "Glico... read more

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