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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

(73) Reviews
5h $ 70 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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70.40 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

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

4.6 (73) Reviews
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Very Good
 
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Kazuhiko Licensed Guide
(73) 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 ( 73 )
Winnie Winnie Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Thank you Mr Kazu :) ”

It was so quick to warm up with Mr Kazu who is warm, friendly and sincere. I don’t think we could cover so much in Kyoto within a day without him. We also appreciated him for the kaiseki lunch which he organised for us. It was a wonderful experience! Thank you. :)

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Winnie Ang 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. I'm glad that you enjoyed lunch. I'm sorry that I have made your family walk a a lot and I made your family 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

Riza Riza Canada ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto Vacation ”

We were supposed to be guided for 2 days but because of my husband being brought to Emergency Hodpital we shortened our tour for 1 day. I asked our guide to refund our 2nd day since my husband was sick to avail the travel but triple lights did not refund our money. I know u have cancellation policy but I hope you are more considerate coz my husband is diagnosed with mild heart failure which he needs rests n possible to fly back to Canada. I am still appealing to refund the cost of the 2nd day tour. Thank you.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Riza I appreciate your feedback. Are your husband all right ? When I received your email in the morning, I was very surprised and I went to your hotel. Moreover, I sent email to Triplelights about refund. Because of cancellation policy, you can not receive refund. There is nothing I can do about that. Sorry!! I pray that your husband get well soon. Thank you! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

April April United States ( Friends )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Very nice and informative! ”

Kazuhiko was a very good guide for our group of 14. Even though he had a bit of trouble understanding us and us him, he did a great job trying to explain everything in English as best as he could. His English was definitely better than our Japanese. (smile) Kazu (as he told us to call him), was very knowledgeable and the group enjoyed listening to him explain all things about his family life, culture, economics, politics and more. He was super friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed our day with him and would gladly recommend his services to anyone. We would include a group photo, but this review doesn't have a place to select add photos. Thanks again, April & group

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.April 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 and Kyoto. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I hope the cranes ("Orizuru") which I gave present will remind your group of this tour in Japan. I'm sorry that I skipped some spots, because we did not time to visit the spots. I sincerely hope your group visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide your group again. Moreover, I would like to show your group more beautiful spots in japan. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

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

“ Osaka tour ”

Very informative. Friendly

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms.Alice 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 sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto

AZLEEN AZLEEN Malaysia ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Good and professional service ”

Very nice and friendly guide. Too bad we did not have long time to spend with him.

Kazuhiko:

Dear Ms. AZLEEN 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. I sincerely hope this experience was memorable. I also wanted to spend time more with you. I sincerely hope you visit Japan again and if so I would be glad to guide you again. Thank you!! Best regards, Kazuhiko Goto