Himeji Castle
Semi Private Bus Tour & Japanese Garden

Himeji Castle
Semi Private Bus Tour & Japanese Garden

Beautifully bright white.
The beautiful traditional structure of Himeji Castle.
Harmounious blend of traditional architecture
and Japanese garden, Kokoen
A journey of history, love, and romance.

The five and a half year Heisei repair has brought back the beauty of the pure whiteness of Himeji Castle.
Himeji castle may be far from Osaka, but with Explorer Tours, you can enjoy a comfortable bus ride with no hassle of transits, and takes you directly to the castle grounds.
Several of the buildings, including the white castle tower also known as Shirasagi castle, have been kept in the same form for over 400 years since its construction.
People from all over the world come to see and enjoy this World Heritage Site for its traditional beauty and historical value.

Nishi-no-Maru (West Bailey)

This 240m structure was also called the Hyakken Rouka (100 corridors), served as a barrier to protect the geographical weak point of the castle. This building is also where the Maidens of Princess Sen used to live.

Himeji Castle

this beautiful white castle has a long history dating back to 1346. The first UNESCO World Heritage Site registered in Japan in 1993. The outer white of the castle was painted with white plaster, giving the castle its other name, White Heron Castle.

Miyukidori Shotengai

This attractive shopping arcade connecting Himeji station to Himeji Castle is a great commercial area. An ideal area for lunch and little shopping.

Koko-en

This beautiful Japanese garden is a great way to relax at the end of our tour. Opened in 1992, this site has 9 gardens in a space of about 3.5 hectares. You can see the colors of different seasons through the year.

Tour Details

9:45
In front of Shinsaibashi OPA
Nishi-no-Maru
Himeji Castle
Miyukidori Shotengai
Koko-en
Osaka

Tour Price (Total / 1person)

Adult

¥14,000

Child(4~15years)

¥7,000

※Tax included
Duration8hours
Inclusions
  • ・Charter fee/driver
  • ・Highway tolls
  • ・English-speaking Conductor
  • ・Mandarin-speaking conductor
  • ・Parking fees
  • ・Admission fee
Exclusions
  • ・Lunch
Tour Conductor
  • ・English
  • ・Mandarin
Req. to Run Tour2people
Max Num of PassengersMax 12people
*Please contact us for reservations for more than 12 passengers.
Meeting Place1-4-3, Nishi-shinsaibashi,Chuo-ku Osaka-shi,Osaka

3-2-4, Umeda,Kita-ku Osaka-shi,Osaka

Directions to Meeting Place

Directions to Meeting Place

Availability Calendar

Himeji Castle Semi Private Bus Tour & Japanese Garden

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Reservation Minimum 2 Passengers

Reservations for the following day are accepted until 9:00PM

Please refrain from carrying your child on your lap when on board the vehicle.
Children from 0 years old to 3 years old can join the tour for free.
Children fee from 4 years old to 15 years old.
Children below the age of 15 years old must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.
In addition, passengers age 16-20 years old travelling alone is required to submit a signed consent form by a parent or guardian. Please inform us beforehand by e-mail.
We may ask you to present your identification to confirm your name and/or age.

Cancellation Fee
10 days before scheduled tour 20%
7 days before scheduled tour 30%
Day before scheduled tour 40%
On the day of scheduled tour before 9:30AM 50%
On the day of scheduled tour after 9:30AM 100%
No Show 100%
※Cancellations received after business hours will be processed the following business day.

Important Points

Departure policy

  • Please present your booking confirmation e-mail to the Tour Conductor at the pick-up point.
  • Please be at the pick-up point 15 minutes before departure.
  • Change of pick-up/drop-off locations are not allowed.
  • The vehicle will depart on-time, please arrive before departure time.
  • We may occur delays due to bad traffic, accidents on roads, or severe weather etc. We will not be liable to later costs of taxis and/or train fares etc for passengers.
  • Please understand we will not be liable for your other bookings (cars, private vehicles, ferry, public transport, etc) due to delays occurred while on tour.

In the bus

  • The vehicle has no luggage compartment, please avoid bringing large luggage on board the vehicle.
  • The vehicle has no toilets.
  • There is no smoking allowed on board the vehicle.
  • Please be mindful of your belongings.
  • Please refrain from over consuming alcohol. Overly intoxicated passengers may be asked to disembark without compensations.
  • Please refrain from carrying your child on your lap when on board the vehicle.

Other

  • If our staff, tour conductor, translator, driver etc find your actions unlawful, passenger may be asked to leave the tour without compensation.
  • Our vehicle is non-wheelchair accessible.
  • We do not offer cash refunds on the day. *Please see cancellation policy
  • Please be mindful of other passengers.
  • Some facilities, shops, restaurants may be closed on the day of tour.
  • There are some unexpected dates where you may be declined entry to a shrine or temple due to religious activities.
  • Please note that there are some areas, structures, statues, historical sites, etc that prohibit photography.
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Tour Price (Total / 1person)

Adult

¥14,000

Child(4~15years)

¥7,000

※Tax included

Availability Calendar

September, 2019
MonTueWedThrFriSatSun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
August, 2019

Click the date to proceed to the reservation screen.
◯ Available
× Fully Booked

Reservation Minimum 2 Passengers

Reservations for the following day are accepted until 9:00PM

Please refrain from carrying your child on your lap when on board the vehicle.
Children from 0 years old to 3 years old can join the tour for free.
Children fee from 4 years old to 15 years old.
Children below the age of 15 years old must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.
In addition, passengers age 16-20 years old travelling alone is required to submit a signed consent form by a parent or guardian. Please inform us beforehand by e-mail.
We may ask you to present your identification to confirm your name and/or age.

Cancellation Fee
10 days before scheduled tour 20%
7 days before scheduled tour 30%
Day before scheduled tour 40%
On the day of scheduled tour before 9:30AM 50%
On the day of scheduled tour after 9:30AM 100%
No Show 100%
※Cancellations received after business hours will be processed the following business day.

Duration8hours
Inclusions
  • ・Charter fee/driver
  • ・Highway tolls
  • ・English-speaking Conductor
  • ・Mandarin-speaking conductor
  • ・Parking fees
  • ・Admission fee
Exclusions
  • ・Lunch
Tour Conductor
  • ・English
  • ・Mandarin
Req. to Run Tour2people
Max Num of PassengersMax 12people
*Please contact us for reservations for more than 12 passengers.
Meeting Place1-4-3, Nishi-shinsaibashi,Chuo-ku Osaka-shi,Osaka

3-2-4, Umeda,Kita-ku Osaka-shi,Osaka

Directions to Meeting Place

Directions to Meeting Place