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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour


Shiga
4 hours
up to 18 people
English ( Business )
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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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 ( 109 )
4.6 (109) Reviews
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Vinh Vinh Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Excellent guide and great with Families ”

Kazu was great and was very patience and flexible and extremely helpful in guiding and assisting us with our travels from landing in Osaka, sightseeing and dinners in Kyoto. We had a large group of 10 adults and 8 kids(6-10yrs). He greeted half at KIX at lunchtime and then guided them around and then brought the group together when the other half landed in ITM and then big bus to dinner and off to Kyoto. Good english and communication and planning was excellent. We have hired him again in 2 days time for full day Kyoto tour.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Mr.Vinh I appreciate your feedback. I’m very pleased that you and your nice family enjoyed the tour. I had great time as well showing your family around Osaka and Kyoto. I was concerned about your family getting tired. I'm sorry that I could not visit Fushimi Inari shrine because we had no time. I'm glad that I was able to show your family Osaka (Osaka Aquarium, Osaka Castle and Doutonbori) and Kyoto (Kinkakuji Temple and Arashiyama). Moreover, i'm glad that your family experienced Kimono, Kaiseki dish for dinner and rickshaw riding. 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

Lata Lata Japan ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Quick Kyoto Tour ”

Kazuhiko guided us to get to all the major spots spread out in different directions in one single day. We visited Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama bamboo forest, Kinkakuji temple and Kiyomizu dera.He kept our large group of 13 on track and ensured that we reached our points of interests in a timely manner. There is no way we could have figured it out on our own. I will certainly recommend him to anyone who wishes to visit Kyoto.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. Lata, 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. The pictures which were taken at Kiyomizu-dera temple remind me of when I guided your group. I'm sorry that I made your group walk a lot. Moreover, it took much time to move because of traffic congestion. I am anxious that your group got tired. Sorry!! I sincerely hope this experience was memorable and your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

Ramya Ramya Hong Kong
Excellent
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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

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