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Private himeji kobe

1 day Tour

Explore Himeji, renowned as the residence of Japan's largest and

impeccably conserved feudal-era fortress, Himeji Castle.

1 day | ¥58,000 **

Overview

Himeji, a city renowned for its historical significance and architectural marvel, is most notably famous for the majestic Himeji Castle. This castle stands as a testament to Japan's feudal-era legacy and is widely regarded as the country's most exquisitely preserved stronghold. In recognition of its immense cultural importance, Himeji Castle has earned the distinguished status of being both a national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage site, drawing visitors from around the world who come to admire its grandeur.

Nestled between the tranquil sea and the majestic Rokko mountain range lies the picturesque city of Kobe. Often described as one of Japan's most attractive cities, Kobe boasts a unique blend of natural beauty and urban charm. Its strategic location as a coastal city has made it a pivotal hub for trade and commerce for centuries.

Kobe's maritime significance dates back many years, and its port was among the first in Japan to open its doors to foreign trade during the 19th century. This historical context enriches Kobe's identity, as you can see remnants of its international influence woven into its cityscape.

Visiting Kobe provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in a captivating cityscape where the elegance of traditional Japanese culture, epitomized by the iconic Himeji Castle, harmoniously coexists with Western influences. This fusion of cultures creates a truly unique and exotic experience that beckons travelers to explore Kobe's multifaceted allure further.

Itinerary

■ By  National Licensed Japanese Guide and/or Native English Speaking Japanese Driver 

■ Min :  2 pax   Max  :  9 pax
■ Tour can be one or two days depending on needs and interests
■ Choose your favorite 5 spots from recommended spots
■ Special requests are subject to availability and discussion beforehand and additional fees

 Customization of plans is subject to additional fees range from 10,000 to 20,000 yen **
■ Timing adjustments will be made to align with your selected plan and routes.
■ Places may change subject to extreme weather, traffic and punctuality not adhere

■ No additional venues can be incorporated into the schedule without prior mutual consent and discussion between the

   guide and the guest.

RECOMMENDED spot

spot 1

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle, also known as White Heron Castle (Shirasagijo) due to its elegant, white appearance, is widely considered as Japan's most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty and its well preserved, complex castle grounds. The castle is both a national treasure and a world heritage site. 

Admission fees : ¥1,000

spot 2

Kokoen Garden

Kokoen is a relatively recently constructed Japanese style garden, which was opened in 1992 on the former site of the feudal lord's west residence (Nishi-Oyashiki). It consists of nine separate, walled gardens designed in various styles of the Edo Period.

Admission fees : ¥310

spot 3

Shinkansen Himeji Station

From the platform of Shinkansen Himeji Station, you can see the Shinkansen passing at 300 km / h. In addition, it can be reached by Shinkansen from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, and will be the gateway to Himeji Castle.

Free admission

spot 4

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is, with a length of almost four kilometers, the world's longest suspension bridge. An interesting way to experience the bridge up close is walking the Maiko Marine Promenade, a circuit of observatory walkways under the bridge's platform, about 50 meters above the water which offer unique views of  Akashi Strait and Osaka Bay.

Admission fees : ¥250

spot 5

Kobe Harborland

Kobe Harborland is a shopping and entertainment district and the waterfront of Kobe's port area. The district offers a large selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and other amusements together with the romantic evening atmosphere, have made it a popular spot for couples and tourists alike.

Free admission

spot 6

Meriken Park

Meriken Park is a nice waterfront park in Kobe's port area and a collection of modern art installations and fountains. It is home to some of the city's more iconic contemporary architecture such as the red Kobe Port Tower and the Kobe Maritime Museum.

Free admission

spot 7

Kitano-cho

Kitano-cho is a city district at the foot of the Rokko mountain range where many foreign merchants and diplomats settled after the Port of Kobe was opened to foreign trade in the second half of the 19th century. And offers a variety of cafes, restaurants and boutiques, making it a favorite among young Japanese couples.

Free admission

spot 8

Rokko mountain

Shin-Kobe Ropeway is lifts tourists up the southern slopes of the Rokko mountain chain. As it ascends, it passes by the Nunobiki Waterfall and the Nunobiki Herb Garden, giving a nice aerial view of both. The highlight of the ride lies in the observation deck located just beside the top station, which offers spectacular views of Kobe and is a popular night view spot.

Admission fees : ¥1,500

spot 9

Kobe Beef

Kobe Beef is a prized Japanese delicacy and probably the most widely-known regional specialty food in Japan and while Kobe Beef is probably the best known type of wagyu outside of Japan. Kobe Beef is usually served as steaks, shabu shabu or sukiyaki . Prices while a full meal at a teppanyaki restaurant typically costs between 8,000 and 30,000 yen per person.

BOOKING & PAYMENT

price guideline

■ Additional 15,000 yen (to the base costs) in peak season, public holidays (PH), PH eve, post PH and weekends **

 Customisation of plans is subject to additional fees range from 10,000 to 20,000 yen **

■ These are the guide fees and transport cost per day.

■ Public Transport tour refers to walking tours by taking trains and buses to sightseeing spots **

■ Tour participants public transport fees are not included in this cost table **

■ Private Transport tour refers to car tours to sightseeing spots with minimal walking per day **

■ The car usage cost is included in this Private Transport Tour per day

■ If guests need the car for more than 1 day, the car rental fees will multiply by the days needed accordingly **

■ Please note that Japan cars are compact and different from other countries vehicles.

■ Type of vehicles are subject to availability (brand, model and size cannot choose) and additional fees may apply.

■ All passengers will sit in the middle and rear seats, no passenger sit beside driver seat for safety reasons.

■ For 9 seater vehicle or specific brand car, please specify to us and additional fees may apply

■ This price table is subject to 5% PAYPAL fees **

booking/payment Information

■ The above price list is a guideline (For Public and Private Transport)

■ By National Licensed Japanese Guide and/or Native Japanese English Speaking Driver 

■ Can use either public transport or private transport
■ Public transport guide use trains, buses and cabs (Himeji/Kobe)
■ Private transport guide use car to sightseeing spots but car rental fees excluded

■ Travelers to self-purchase JR Pass or Shinkansen ticket in advance

■ Tour participants to self-purchase comprehensive travel insurance against COVID and injuries

■ Tour participants to declare personal medical conditions before the tour starts

■ Tour participants to exercise self-initiative and responsibility on site safety together with guide

■ All bookings are based on first-come-first serve basis with full payment received

■ All meal costs, hotel costs and admission fees are excluded in this package. 

■ Price includes all taxes and fees (Toll and fuel/Highway fees) 
■ Self-booking of hotel accommodations in Himeji/Kobe
■ Admission tickets can buy on actual day or Day 1 or self pre-booking by guests online

■ All special needs or requests are subject to discussion beforehand

■ Full payment reservation needed for all advance tour dates booking for all seasons

■ All sales are final with no cancellation and refund for all bookings 

■ Cancellation will only allow due to natural disaster and extreme weather condition (snow and earthquake)

■ HM Tour management reserves the right to cancel the tour with no refund due to unreasonable demand from client

 HM Tour management will not be liable or responsible against all medical expenses incurred due to injuries, chronic illness or non-disclosure of medical conditions happen during the tour

■ HM Tour is not authorised agent for attractions booking hence guests have to do self booking of popular attractions

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tour Information

■ Duration : 8 hrs

■ Guide hours : Either 0900 or 1000 start

■ Wait at Himeiji/Kobe hotel lobby or train station by 0850 or 0950

■ Hotel pick-up is limited to hotels in Himeiji/Kobe city

■ For pickup at other places, must inform and check with us first.

 Have your breakfast first before tour start

■ This tour is conducted by National Licensed Japanese Guide and/or Licensed Native English Speaking Driver 

■ All special needs or requests are subject to discussion beforehand

■ Places to visit may change subject to extreme weather and traffic condition

■ Advance bookings are needed for all seasons

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