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Guided Tour of Himeji Castle

by YOKOSO Japan Tour & Hotel
per adult Price is $51
Duration: 1d Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Visit Japan's largest castle

  • Explore a World Heritage Site

  • In-depth guided tour in English

  • Experience virtual reality

  • Choose to start at Shin-Osaka station or wherever you wish

Highlights

  • Visit Japan's largest castle

  • Explore a World Heritage Site

  • In-depth guided tour in English

  • Experience virtual reality

  • Choose to start at Shin-Osaka station or wherever you wish

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1-Day, Guided Tour of Himeji Castle in English

Duration 1d

English-speaking guide will give you a tour around Himeji Castle for 90 mins.

Please make your own way to Himeji Castle.

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Total price is $50.56, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

1-Day, Guided Tour of Himeji Castle (JR Ticket Option) in English

Duration 1d

English-speaking guide will give you a tour around Himeji Castle for 90 mins.

This option includes round-trip JR tickets between JR Shin-Osaka station and Himeji Castle.

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Total price is $82.74, taxes included

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Guided Tour of Himeji Castle

Activity Location

Himeji Castle

68 Honmachi

Himeji 670-0012

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • JR Line Shin Osaka Station (JR Ticket option)

    Shin Osaka Station

    Osaka

  • Himeji Castle (Non JR Ticket option)

    Himeji Castle

    Himeji 670-0012


Description

Enjoy a tour around Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, with an English-speaking guide. Explore Japan's largest castle and and its maze-like grounds marveling at its architectural brilliance as the knowledgeable guide educates you on the story behind the castle. Experience virtual reality too as a 'Himeji Castle VR Scope' will be provided where you can see bird's eye images of the castle's tower impossible with the naked eye!

Once you arrive at the castle, the guide will take you on a tour lasting for 90 minutes. They will bring to your attention the details that were incorporated to make the building the perfect keep such as the bars on the lower level windows to prevent anyone scaling the building and the open upper windows to let archers and soldiers attack from a safe elevation. Notice little holes in the walls for archers to shoot arrows from and the sloping roofs with in-built chutes perfect for pouring burning oil or pushing boulders down. The maze-like passageways were designed to be narrow and steep to slow attacks down, and complicated enough so that the enemy had a difficult time finding their way through.

Once the guided tour is complete, you are free to do as you please.

IMPORTANT

There are two options for this tour:

  • With JR round-trip train tickets: travel between Shin-Osaka station and Himeji station included.
  • Without JR round-trip tickets: make your way to and from Himeji castle.

Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide for 90 minutes

  • Admission fee to Himeji Castle

  • Himeji Castle VR Scope

  • Round-trip train tickets between Shin-Osaka and Himeji for those who choose this option.


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are free but the VR Scope is not included. Also, for customers on the JR ticket option, one child per adult can travel on the train for free.

  • You cannot specify the time you want the tour to start. The tour time will be stated in the final itinerary (Start times: 10:00 or 13:00))

  • A tour conductor will not accompany this trip. All necessary documents will be sent to your hotel the day before the trip so please include (i) hotel's name, (ii) your check-in date and (ii) the name of the person who made the booking.

  • To use the Himeji Castle VR Scope, customers will need to install the free app on their smartphones. Some models might not be compatible with the VR technology. Unfortunately, a refund is not provided.


Guided Tour of Himeji Castle ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5/5 Apr 11, 2019

Our guide at Himeji Castle was energetic, friendly and very knowledgeable, with a good sense of humor. It was obvious that she enjoys her work which is great for the people she guides. She made our tour of the castle interesting and memorable. Thank you

3/5 Apr 13, 2018

We should use our JR passes faster than using local train tickets that company provided. Otherwise, Himeji Castle Tour was great and pasted with our own schedules.

Sharon N

United States

May 7, 2017

The directions was very clear and it is very easy to find your way. I was able to spend time visiting the gardens next door and go on the river as well, because my time was my own. Saved a bundle of money as well. Highly recommend.