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Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is one of the 12 Japanese castles well conserved with their wooden keeps. This Castle History starts from 1346 and we can see it as it was in 1618.

Nearby the castle, Engyo-ji temple, on Mount Shosha, has got a thousand years long history. Some scene from "The last Samurai" movie were taken there.

When we go back to Kobe, we can visit the Great Bridge of Akashi Kaikyo then Gigantor, statue of a robot, symbols of the revival of Japan, its technological genius and its pop culture.

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  • What's included :
    • Guide fee
    What's excluded :
    • Cable car, bus and trains transportation: 3000JPY/person
    • Himeji Castle and Koko-en Garden: 1080JPY/person
    • Engyo-ji temple entrance: 1000JPY/person
    • Akashi Kaikyo Bridge entrance (non-mandatory) : 3100JPY/person
    • Entry/Admission - Himeji Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Koko-en
    • Entry/Admission - Engyo-ji Temple Maniden
    • Entry/Admission - Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Himeji Castle, 68 Hommachi, Himeji 670-0012 Hyogo Prefecture

    Himeji Castle, also known as the "White Heron castle" is a Japanese fortified castle. It dates from medieval times and is one of only 12 Japanese castles to have been perfectly preserved. UNESCO has designated this castle part of the world heritage of humanity.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Koko-en, 68 Honmachi, Himeji 670-0012 Hyogo Prefecture

    We can visit the Koko-en Garden where the Castle owners used to live. This garden is relatively new and dates from 1992. Lovers of botanical gardens will be delighted by those 13 Japanese gardens.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Engyo-ji Temple Maniden, 2968 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201 Hyogo Prefecture

    Engyo-ji temple is located on Mount Shosha. We go there after visiting the castle.This temple has a long one thousand years History. Some scene from the famous movie "The last Samurai" were taken there.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Tarumi-ku, 655-0047 Hyogo Prefecture

    Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is located between Himeji and Kobe. This marvel of technological civil engineering is an interesting stopover after visiting the White Heron Castle. We get off at Maiko Station, on the Sanyo Line between the two star cities of Hyogo, and we see it, there, majestic, connecting Honshu to Awaji Island across the Seto Inland Sea.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Wakamatsu Park, 6-3 Wakamatsucho, Nagata-Ku, Kobe 653-0038 Hyogo Prefecture

    Japanese people like robots and this trend is found all over the world. Robots are a symbol of solidity and modernity. And that is why it was decided to give Kobe this symbol of hope after all the hardships the city had to go through. Gigantor is a 18 meters of iron giant robot. This symbol of manga, japanimation, and Japanese pop-culture proudly sits on Nagata, one of the districts of Kobe City.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    HIMEJI STATION, Japan, 〒670-0927 兵庫県姫路市駅前町188−1
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Shin-Nagata Station, 1 Chome-1 Matsunodori, Nagata Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 653-0841, Japan
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Mouloud Hammadou

Activity ID: V-201736P15

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