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Himeji Castle

If you take a day trip from Kyoto or Osaka, make it Himeji. The famous many-tiered white castle at Himeji is acclaimed as Japan’s most beautiful and complete historic citadel. Known as the White Egret, the hilltop castle was built in 1580. The ... 

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Katherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

My two daughters and I were the only people on the tour that day. Our tour guide, Gucchi, made it fun, interesting, and enjoyable. She answered our questions, kept us moving, and told us informative and interesting facts about the areas where we visited. Himeji Castle was incredible but be prepared to walk along slippery wooden floors and steep steps in your socks as you check in your shoes at the door. The gardens are extensive, beautiful and peaceful. The bridge, a modern day wonder, was quite interesting too. I'm very glad I took the tour, and if I had to spend the day in Japan with a stranger and see these sites, I'm very glad I did it with Gucchi!

Doing what: Himeji Castle, Koko-en Garden and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Kyoto

Ely El Salvador

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

A great and interesa ing place to visit and Saiko made it great With Her knowledge, patience and good explanación of everything. Have to be in good shape to support the good walking for gringa through the Himeji Castle, great place to visit. The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge something really impressive. we made a good choise.

Doing what: Himeji Castle, Koko-en Garden and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Kyoto

Kim Huong N

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2015

Himeji Castle is amazing but such a long queue for tickets and another long queue to enter (2 hours)!
Koko-en Garden is truly amazing...would love to come back for an autumn visit! Super tour guide who is very helpful, speaks very good English and very knowledgable!

Doing what: Himeji Castle, Koko-en Garden and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Kyoto

Robert L

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
May 2016

It felt the guide was just there babysitting us. The tour title is Himeji, Koko en garden and Akashi..when I asked her about Koko en garden which we didn't visit by the way she said that was not included. Myself and another person told her that is included as per the title, her reply is that there is nothing to see there. It also felt she was always directing us towards the souvenir shops as if she is to get a commission. Not much informative tour and like I said she was mainly there with us as a babysitter as opposed to an informational tour guide.

Doing what: Himeji Castle, Koko-en Garden and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Osaka

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