Hyogo | 7.0h
Japan’s 1st world heritage: Himeji Castle, life as a samurai

See the breathtaking castle, we'll you how to enjoy this castle town.

The feature of this tour, world heritage: Himeji Castle! The appearance is breath taking and the interior is filled with remains from the war, you’ll be able to feel the samurai experience. With your otomo guide you will enjoy Himeji Castle to its fullest! But don’t miss out on the other spots in Himeji. Visit the traditional Japanese garden where the samurai used to live, and enjoy the local gourmet. See the remains of a monorail from an explosion 50 years ago. Finally, visit the Museum of Azuki (Redbean), and take a taste of unique Japanese sweets.


・Get a greater understanding of the world heritage site, Himeji Castle, with your tour guide
・Find out the past secrets of Himeji Castle
・Enjoy the local soul food


・Ko Furuzono: Before entering Himeji Castle, let's enjoy the Japanese garden built around the nearby residential area. Using 33,000 tsubo (that's 4.5 times of a soccer stadium!), you can Himeji Castle from the beautiful garden. Feel the traditional Japanese beauty.
・Himejijo: The first world heritage in Japan, both the interior and exterior are superior! From the elegant appearance like a white bird spreading its wings, it is well known as "Shirasagi Castle." 400 years after it was built, the beauty remains inside and out. Be amazed by its architecutral beauty!
・Miyuki Dori Shoten-gai: Here we return from the samurai era to the present. It is a shopping district where local shops are lined up all the way from Himeji Station to Himeji Castle. It actually used to be a historical street where houses lined up, what happened here?
・Himeji Municipal Monorail Tegarasan Eki Ato (Tegara san Chuo-koen nai): After visiting Himeji Castle, let's learn about the lives of modern Himeji people. A major event called Himeji Banpaku was held here in the past. The monorail made for that event is still preserved. Let's enjoy the vibrant and glamorous atmoshpere!
・Azuki Museum: It is a museum of companies that make Japanese sweets, Imagawa Yaki. Let's have fun learning about the red beans that are indispensible for making Imagawa Yaki. After the museum, let's enjoy some freshly made Imagawa Yaki.


・Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
・Lunch (dinner) spot is not included, but meals can be purchased at rest spots
・Azuki Museum and Himeji Municipal Monorail Tegarayama Exchange Station is closed on Wednesdays. Please note other locations maybe changed when temporarily closed.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 3000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

JR Himeji Station Midori no Madoguchi (Ticket Counter)

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