Himeji Private Tour: The White Heron Castle

Himeji (姫 路) is a small town located at the western end of the Kansai region famous for its wooden castle. Built in the 17th century, Himejoi-jo, is nicknamed Hakurojō or Shirasagijō (White Heron Castle) because of its brilliant white plastered walls exterior.

Considered the finest castle in Japan, with 83 wooden buildings with a complicated spiral labyrinth pattern in its inner walls designed to lose the assailants and allow the besieged to defend themselves.

The castle is both a national treasure and a World Heritage site.

It has also often been featured in Japanese and foreign film series such as The Last Samurai and 007: We only live twice.

Journey Highlights…

Himeji Castle / Nagoyama Cemetery / Kōkoen Garden / Engyoji / Mount Shosha

If you have three or four days in Kyoto/Osaka, we also suggest making this day trip.

Rates (group of up to six (6) people)

  • 10 hours Private Experience: JPY62.000
  • +JPY4.000 for the guide in case of Shinkansen.

Includes

  • Hotel pick up.
  • Your guide’s transportation and entrances.

Excludes

  • Food and drink costs. Please pay for the guide’s lunch.
  • Your transportation without JR Pass and entrances (~JPY7.000/day/pers.)
  • In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply.