Himeji Private Tour

The White Heron Castle

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Himeji with a Local Guide

Private & Customizable

From JPY10,300/pers.

Up to 6 persons

4-8 Hours

Himeji Tour Highlights

  • Himeji Castle
  • Nagoyama Cemetery
  • Kokoen Garden
  • Engyoji
  • Mount Shosha

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 Hakurojo or Shirasagijo (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.

Located in the shadow of the castle, Koko-en is a modern garden opened in 1993. Actually gardens is more accurate, as there are nine different types of garden, all based on styles popular during the Edo Period (1603-1868).

If you have three or four days in Kyoto/Osaka or on your way to/from Hiroshima, we suggest making this day trip.

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

  • 08 hours Private Experience: JPY62,000
  • +JPY4.000 for the guide in case of Shinkansen
  • + 6 guests, contact us for an estimate

Terms of payment

  • 25% deposit paid upon booking
  • Balance paid 35 days before departure


  • Hotel or station pick up
  • English speaking local guide
  • Your guide’s transportation


  • Food and drink costs – Please pay for the guide’s lunch
  • Your transportation without JR Pass (~JPY7,000/day/pers.)
  • Activity and entrance fee


  • Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour can also be done with private car
  • In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply
  • Remember that the price of the tour is the same for your entire group (from 1 up to 6 guests) – We don’t charge per person

Himeji Tour Highlights

  • Himeji Castle
  • Nagoyama Cemetery
  • Kokoen Garden
  • Engyoji
  • Mount Shosha

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