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Hikone Castle (A National Treasure) & Castle Town Tour

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5h $ 75 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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75.20 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

Organized by Kazuhiko

Licensed Guide
(43) Reviews


  • 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.

About Kazuhiko

Licensed Guide

(43) Reviews

Contact Kazuhiko
Response Time 8 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I’m Kazuhiko Goto. Please call me “Kazu”. I'm a national-licensed tour guide. I have a wife and 4 children.
I was born in Osaka city, although I have lived in many places across Japan. I have guided many foreign tourists as an English tour guide for 4 years.
I have guided many foreign tourists in following area.
Hiroshima & Miyajima
Takayama & Shitrakawa-go

I decided to become a tour guide for foreign tourists, because I would like to make them happy.
I think that this is a suitable job for me.
Now, I take delight in doing this job, and I have found out that I can take advantage of my experience and knowledge .
I believe that you will fully enjoy your tour in Japan with me.
Please join my tour !!
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Reviews ( 43 )

Very Good
2 weeks ago |   by Fei

“ Thank you Kazu ”

He may need to improve more on the directions for our itinerary but overall we know he did his very best. Thank you Kazu for a wonderfull trip. ☺️

1 month ago |   by Ileana

“ Most memorable day in Kyoto ”

Kazuhico was a wonderful guide! He filled our day from early morning to dusk with monkey park, bamboo grove, the golden pavilion, temples, shopping and a great lunch. He is a kind gentleman with tremendous energy and a sincere desire to please. He was always looking for opportunities to take great pictures of us with our camera. He answered all out questions in excellent English and provided background information on the sights we visited. He also taught us how to use the bus, the train and he subway! We could not have had a better guide. We highly recommend him!

1 month ago |   by Lily

“ Mr. Kazuhiko ”

Mr. Kazuhiko is an excellent guide. He is a very nice man and he guided us to all the places as committed. He was able to point out important point of each place visited. I'm highly recommending him as a tour guide

2 months ago |   by Amanda

“ Comprehensive Tour of Kyoto ”

We were able to see a lot of sights through Kazuhiko’s tour. He even added a couple of things to the list of sights that he thought we would like. Kazu (which he asked us to call him) gave printouts to each one of us about the history of Japan and the temples/shrines that we visited. Kazu also took us to a nice Soba restaurant that we enjoyed. Kazu took many pictures of us and it was so nice having the whole family in the pictures. He went out of his way to offer and to take these photos. It was a jam-packed day and we were able to see a lot of things due to his fast pace. Kazu is a very nice man. From the very beginning he went out of his way to help us. He sent very helpful information before the tour including information about where we were staying. He is very informative and we learned a lot. Thank you, Kazu. The Morris Family, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Dan

“ Kazuhiko was a very pleasant and helpful guide. ”

Kazuhiko did a lot of preparation work for my fairly specialized objectives, and our email correspondence before our day together was quite productive. He was pleasant company, too, and knew all the transportation connections to reach my two widespread objectives in Nara, Horyu-ji and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest preserve.