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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

(54) Reviews
5h $ 73 per person


  • Hikone Castle tower (A National Treasure), Genkyu-en Garden
  • Hikone Castle Museum, Temple complex and Castle Town
  • Japanese Traditional Restaurant

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72.80 USD

FREE cancellation 14 days prior


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 (54) Reviews
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Kazuhiko Licensed Guide
(54) Reviews
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  • Hikone Castle tower (A National Treasure), Genkyu-en Garden
  • Hikone Castle Museum, Temple complex and Castle Town
  • Japanese Traditional Restaurant


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
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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 54 )

3 weeks ago |   by Ma.

“ Very organized guide ”

Mr Kazu was an excellent guide. He has good English skills and responds to queries right away. We were a group of 10 and he navigated us smoothly around Kyoto. Mr Kazu's personal touch made our tour more enjoyable.

1 month ago |   by Tim

“ Highlight of Kyoto Trip! ”

We wouldn’t have been able to see as many areas nor be as efficient on the train without Kazu! He was an AMAZING tour guide! He also was very accommodating with our large party and understanding with a baby on board. Kazu was also very personable, showed us very interesting sites, and even tried to get us an earlier train since we finished a little early because of the baby! Highly recommended guide; Kazu was the best tour guide we’ve ever had!?

1 month ago |   by Nia

“ Kyoto Group Tour ”

We were in Koyoto for the day and had requested Kazu's help to visit 4 sites (Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Bamboo Forest, Ginkakuji and Kyomizu Temple) which required buses and trains, as they were located in various directions. Kazu, kept us on target and delivered what was promised and more by taking to Gion, we were all impressed! There was loads of walking and Kazu really set the pace, which we enjoyed. Kazu, thank you for an awesome day in Kyoto.

1 month ago |   by Jacob

“ Very successful trip ”

He was very good . Very polite and helpful . We highly enjoyed the 3 days we spent with him . We recommend him to other tourists .

1 month ago |   by Alina

“ Kyoto’s perfect day ”

Kazu was fantastic!!! He made all the difference to us visiting Kyoto’s most important temples. Kazu knows a lot about Japan history and also about it’s religious context, and he was very generous on sharing this knowledge with us. He’s also diligent on preparing in advance the perfect route to our tour, once we’d asked him about too many spots for a short period of time. Moreover, he’s a wonderful person and we felt like we got a friend.