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Highlights

  •   Meet at Kakegawa station
  •   Explore the castle tower of Kakegawa castle (*To meet Ninja, the booking two weeks before the tour would be appreciated.)
  •   Observe the palace in Kakegawa castle (* This is the original building from Edo period.)
  •   Tasting green tea at Japanese-style tea house
  •   *In case we still have time: Museum, Old merchant's house, Footbath and Souvenir shops (armour-wearing experience)

Information

City Shizuoka
Meeting Point At Kakegawa station
Ending Point At Kakegawa station
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 15
Booking
4h
When?

People

184.80 USD

total price up to 15

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Have you heard of the name Kakegawa ? It is a middle-sized city famous for its castle and green tea production. As the city is located at almost the middle point between Tokyo and Kyoto (Osaka), I hope that, during your Japan tour, you will get off a bullet train (Shinkansen) here at Kakegawa station for a few hours and enjoy a short walking tour featuring the attractiveness of this region.
The highlight of this tour is Kakegawa castle, which was originally built about 500 years ago and flourished in the Edo period with 26 daimyo serving as lords of this area. Although the castle tower was destoryed in the earthquake of 1854 (* It was rebuilt in 1994, using the exact drawing from 1644), the palace still remains in its original form. If you are lucky, you might have a chance to encounter with Ninja, who will show you a Ninja performance and explain about the castle from Ninja's point of view !
In this tour, you can also taste the local Kakegawa green tea served in the very authentic, traditional-style tea house !


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Entrance fee for Kakegawa Castle (combined ticket for the castle tower and the palace): 410 yen / person
Entrance fee for the Japanese-style tea house (including the charge for a cup of local green tea): 510 yen / person

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Reviews

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Alisa
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Israel

“ A pleasant, flexible tour ”

This is a new tour Koji has produced, focussed especially on cruise ship passengers on shore excursions from Shimizu. Its main advantage is its flexibility, since the fickle weather makes planning rigidly in advance somewhat risky. Within reason, Koji will tweak the tour to fit the weather. Also, he takes you with his car to the sites, thus beating the big groups to what are essentially small sites, thus enhancing their charm. Koji himself is very pleasant and personable. Notwithstanding the horrible weather we had, we enjoyed our morning with Koji a lot.

Koji:
Dear Alisa, Thank you very much for your kind words about my tour. I also had a lot of fun spending time with you and your husband. You talked to me a lot about your home country, and it was very interesting to me to know about those cultural differences. I hope that you will revisit Japan in the future with your children who you said are interested in Japan, and that you will see a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji under a clear blue sky next time!

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