Himeji: Private Customized Tour with Licensed Guide

Himeji: Private Customized Tour with Licensed Guide

From $90.45 per person

Explore the best of Himeji with a private guide on a 4 or 6-hour tour. Enjoy the full freedom and flexibility of customizing your own itinerary.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Your guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or at the train station you request 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. You will set off on foot from there.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the best of Himeji on a private guided walking tour
  • Learn about the history and architecture of Himeji Castle
  • Enjoy a personal and professional experience with a licensed local guide
  • Customize your route and let your guide take care of the itinerary
  • Gain fascinating insights into Japan’s history and culture
Full description
Explore Himeji in your own way with a private licensed guide. Choose the 6 or 4-hour option depending on what fits with your schedule. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. This tour features a morning pickup at your hotel in Himeji, then a visit to any number of possible sites. You can customize your itinerary according to the places you want to visit. See a suggested itinerary below: First stop is Himeji Castle, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Himeji Castle dates back to 1333, and has survived natural disasters, WWII bombing, and the effects of the weather. In 2015, it underwent restoration works, which helped return its facade to a brilliant white. Visit the castle with a local knowledgeable guide and learn about the castle's architecture. Next is Mt. Shosha, a picturesque temple area located in the mountains behind Himeji Castle. Take the ropeway cable car up to Mt. Shosha. Alternatively, if you’re feeling extremely energetic, you could hike up the mountain in an hour or less. Then stop by the Engyo-ji Temple. With so much to explore on the temple grounds, plan to spend around an hour here to see the main structures. The trails that lead through the grounds reveal Mt. Shosha's gorgeous flora, and little details that create a magical atmosphere. For lunch, you enjoy delicious local food around Himeji Station, such as amen, gyoza, tonkatsu, and sushi. The local shopping street arcade is another charm of Himeji, and your guide will pick out the best shops for you to visit. Other popular places to visit on this tour could be the Himeji City Museum of Literature, the Nadagiku Shuzo Sake Brewery, or the Hiromine Shrine.
Includes
  • Private 4 or 6-hour tour (depending on option selected)
  • Services of a licensed local guide
  • Pickup from your accommodation on foot (if within reasonable distance)
  • Public/private transportation fee during the tour
  • Food and drink
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • This is a private guided tour using public transportation or private taxis. You will need to pay for the transportation separately
    • This experience will take place rain or shine
    • The local partner's team will communicate with you prior to the experience to confirm the logistics of your booking
    • This itinerary can be customized to meet your requests and preferences
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    Product ID: 393552