Visit Himeji

With a bilingual English-speaking tour guide

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An in-depth discovery of Himeji

Shine a new light on this little city of the Kansai area and its famous castle recently renovated and listed at the UNESCO World Heritage.

Private Guided Tours Prices
12 years and older
From 6 to 11 years old
Touristic seasons details
Total Amount
~$171/pers.
(Total ~$343)
Experience

Himeji is considered one of the favorite destination for travelers in Japan, whether they are domestic or foreign tourists, thanks to its main feature: the wonderful Himeji castle.

The long renovation works are now completed, and the original castle cladded in white is open to welcome new visitors eager to learn about its history.

A dedicated guide

A guide
only for you

The tour you booked is completely private. You will not share your guide with unknown people, for more comfort and privacy.

You guide is dedicated to you or your group (couple, friends, family, etc.) and will offer suggestions during the tour according to the time of the year, the weather and your pace.

Custom
guided tour

Know Japan beyond clichés.

Discover cities under a new approach, closer to their reality; Explore places hidden to tourists, good and sometimes original picture spots; Save time thanks to the locals’ experience who know Japan like the back of their hand; Enjoy your visit without worrying about planning or how to get there.

An authentic
discovery

Step out the usual stereotyped guided tour and explore narrow streets, hidden gems, find the good restaurants that only appear on Japanese maps... Visit a Japan that no Western travel guide can describe!

Touring in the most popular places of Tokyo or Kyoto with our guides is naturally also possible.

Our Certified Tour Guides in Himeji

The round trip transportation time from Kyoto or Osaka (about 1 hour each way) is included in the total length of the tour. The guide will use the transportation time to answer your questions, give insights on Japan, and especially on Himeji.

Prices

Low season
High season
Very high season
 
 
1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 to 10 pers. 11 to 20 pers.
1 day
(10h)
~$343
(¥36,000)
~$395
(¥41,500)
~$476
(¥50,000)
~$171/pers.
(¥18,000)
~$224/pers.
(¥23,500)
~$267/pers.
(¥28,000)
~$148/pers.
(¥15,500)
~$190/pers.
(¥20,000)
~$229/pers.
(¥24,000)
~$119/pers.
(¥12,500)
~$152/pers.
(¥16,000)
~$190/pers.
(¥20,000)
~$600/group
(¥63,000)
~$762/group
(¥80,000)
~$933/group
(¥98,000)
~$1,200/group
(¥126,000)
~$1,523/group
(¥160,000)
~$1,866/group
(¥196,000)

For groups of 20 persons and more: Please contact us for a quote
Touristic seasons details

Our prices include
  • Your private custom guided tour!
  • The preparation of your tour in Himeji by the guide, according to your preferences
  • Reservation fee (no additional administration fee or tips)
  • The guides’ personal expenses:
    • Their full transportation fees (to the meeting place and during the tour)
    • Their lunch up to ¥1,000 (~$10) per meal
    • Their admission fee up to ¥1,500 (~$14) per day
But do not include
  • Your own personal expenses (transportation, meal, admission fee, etc.)
  • Insurances you may buy

Allow about ¥4,500 (~$43) more for round-trip fare from Kyoto or Osaka per person (free with the Japan Rail Pass).

Additional information

Details of transportation costs to go to Himeji.

Without the JR Pass

Transportation time included in the total length of the tour (the guide will use it to answer your questions, give insights on Japan, and especially on Himeji).

  • ~93 minutes one way from Kyoto
  • ~60 minutes one way from Osaka

Round trip price per person (may vary by hundreds of Yens depending on the season):

  • ~¥5,000 (~$48) from Kyoto
  • ~¥1,500 to ~¥2,500 (~$14 à ~$24) from Osaka

With the JR Pass

Travels by Shinkansen (bullet train) included in the total length of the tour (the guide will use the transportation time to answer your questions, give insights on Japan, and especially on Himeji).

  • ~53 minutes one way from Kyoto
  • ~35 minutes one way from Shin-Osaka

Free for the JR Pass holder; Additional fee for the guide’s round trip ticket to pay directly to the guide (may vary by hundreds of Yens depending on the season):

  • ¥5,000 (~$48) from Kyoto
  • ¥2,500 (~$24) from Shin-Osaka
Touristic seasons details:
  • Low season
    • from 08/31/2020 to 10/09/2020
    • from 11/21/2020 to 12/19/2020
    • from 01/04/2021 to 03/14/2021
    • from 05/24/2021 to 07/02/2021
  • High season
    • from 08/23/2020 to 08/30/2020
    • from 10/10/2020 to 10/17/2020
    • from 11/01/2020 to 11/20/2020
    • from 12/20/2020 to 01/03/2021
    • from 03/15/2021 to 03/24/2021
    • from 05/09/2021 to 05/23/2021
    • from 07/03/2021 to 07/23/2021
    • from 08/16/2021 to 08/29/2021
  • Very high season
    • from 10/18/2020 to 10/31/2020
    • from 03/25/2021 to 05/08/2021
    • from 07/24/2021 to 08/15/2021
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