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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

(64) 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
(64) Reviews
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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 ( 64 )
Howard Howard United States ( Friends )
Excellent
16 hours ago

“ Great Visit in Nara ”

We enjoyed our day in Nara with Kazuhiko. He was very accommodating to meet us at a subway station we were going to be near instead of our hotel. His English is very good as is his knowledge. He is personable and always looked out for our safety with cars, etc. when our tour was over he took the train back with us and made sure we would easily return to our hotel. Also in the weeks before the tour he communicated promptly whenever I had questions.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr. Howard I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your group enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your group around Nara. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I think that the huge Buddha statue in Toudaiji temple and deers (messanger of God) in Nara Park will make your group member happy and will surely make your member's dreams come true. 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

Philip Philip United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Solid two day tour with Kazu ”

We used Kazu for a two day tour of Osaka and Kyoto. Kazu promptly met us at the Four Seasons both mornings before 9am, as promised. He works very hard and literally runs from place to place. We appreciated this as we wanted to see as much as possible in two days. Others may have a hard time keeping up, but he would slow down id you asked. His ability to move through the transit system without even glancing at the maps was very impressive. My only complaint would be that his English skills were only average. He often had a difficult time understanding our questions. His speaking and pronunciation were fine but he sometimes struggled to understand our questions. If you are patient, this shouldn't be a problem, but if you want perfect English, he may not be the best fit. We enjoyed ... read more

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Philip I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Osak and Kyoto. However, I'm sorry about troubling you because of my poor English ability. I think that I have to improve the ability. Thank you for pointing that out. Moreover, I regret that I could not take you to Umeda Sky Building. If I noticed in advance that the building was closed, I could guide you another suitable spot. I believe that the 3 stones which you found and "spiritual snake" which we found by a lucky chance in Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine make your couple happy. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. I would like ... read more

Deb Deb Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Helpful & knowledgeable tour guide ”

We had a really enjoyable afternoon tour with Kazuhiko in Osaka. Our group consisted of ages from 7 to 86 years, and he was very helpful. We had limited time in Osaka, and Kazuhiko was able to take us to a couple of the key sights in the city, on foot and via subway. It was really easy to communicate with Kazuhiko prior to the tour as well.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Deb 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. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot. I was anxious about physical conditions of some members who went back to the boat early. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Cristina Cristina United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent Guide (Kyoto, Nara, Osaka) ”

We spent four excellent days with Kazuhiko in Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. He is extremely friendly, always ready to answer all our questions! He plans the days’ itinerary very well and is always extremely prepared with all the information about the sites and their history. We had four great days with him and would highly recommend him!

Kazuhiko:

Hi Cristina 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, Nara and Osaka. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. Moreover, I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Carlos Carlos Aruba ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Best Guide! Personal service in and around Kyoto ”

With no local language skills and short time to see so much, we are so glad we found Kazu online! Excellent English! On time meeting at our hotel, with personal stories and notes about the chosen sites, the culture difference between temples and shrines and a bit about living in Kyoto. (also pictures on his tablet) Great to get some history and culture ahead and during day (he gave us details before we started and on the trains & busses, not to loos any time) He is so knowledgable and it's obvious he loves his job. With good prior correspondence, he helped us choose between so many wonderful sights (we choose the bigger, busier shrines & temples, further from our hotel where we needed more guidance. we were even able to make a change during our day when we asked about a beautiful Bamboo... read more

Kazuhiko:

Hi Carlos I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that your couple enjoyed your tour. I had great time as well showing your couple around Kyoto. I'm sorry that I made you walk a lot in record-breaking hottests day. Moreover, I'm sorry taht I walked fast. I also had nice time with your couple. Thank you!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. And, I hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again in other many spots in Japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto