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Himeji Custom Full Day Tour

Himeji Custom Full Day Tour

By Japan Awaits
This private and customizable tour for Himeji is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
from
$175.33
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$175.33
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-90
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Japanese, English


  • 8-hour fully customized tour with reservations and bookings made on your behalf
  • Transportation within the city only
  • English-speaking professional tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if the hotel is within city center)
What's not included
  • Meals, food and drinks not specified
  • Fees for optional tours and activities for guests and tour guide
  • Gratuities (optional)


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If guests are already in Himeji, the tour guide will pick up the guest at their hotel (if it's within the city center). If not, pick-up location will be provided to the guest before the tour date (the pick-up location will likely be at a convenient location, such as a train station). More details will be provided after booking.
  • Himeji, Hyogo, Japan We meet all travelers at a starting point.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 27666P68

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children that are age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult that is age 18 or older
  • Please dress appropriately for all weather conditions
  • Passports may be required to verify age on the day of the tour.
  • We ask that all guests arrive at the location at least 10 minutes before the designated meet-up time
  • Although this is a private tour, the tour guide will only wait for you for up to 45 minutes of start time before the tour is cancelled
  • Guests are provided with the tour guides’ phone number before the tour and you can call the tour guide if you need help.
  • With many options and attractions to choose from in the city, it may seem easier to just choose a set tour that’s already available out there, but after you book this Custom Tour, we’ll work closely with you on designing the perfect tour that is only for you. To make it easier for you, after the tour is booked, you’ll receive a Custom Tour form with various potential options and themes for you to easily choose from. We’ll also consider all your preferences: whether you are into Japanese culture, history, food, nature and scenery, seasonal experiences such as Winter Illuminations, or other, you’ll be able to easily make your selections and identify any spots on your wish-list before we start planning away for you.
  • As for mode of transportation, you’ll have the option to choose public transportation option (utilizing the excellent train and bus systems) or the private vehicle option (with a meticulously clean and comfortable chartered vehicle with personal driver) to take you around the city for your own comfort. The choice is yours. We are just here to make the planning and arranging process easy for you.
  • Price: Select number of people under Booking Request for pricing
  • Included:
  • 8-hour fully customized tour with reservations and bookings made on your behalf (restaurant or other venue reservations must fall within tour hours)
  • Transportation within the city only (either public transportation or private vehicle, based on your booking)
  • English-speaking professional tour guide (or other language may be available based on request)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if the hotel is within city center)
  • Every city in Japan has a lot to offer. There are many aspects to the city and many hidden and local spots that you may not have seen or heard of before. In the Custom Tour form that will be sent to you after your booking, you’ll be able to let us know of any attractions you have already visited and would not like to see again on this tour. We will carefully review your requests and will create an itinerary based on your preferences.
  • How far in advance should I book?
  • Preparing a customized tour requires some time, especially if reservations for restaurants or other venues are required. We recommend making a reservation as early as possible. Ideally, it should be 3 months before your travel date, or 1 month before the travel date at the very least. For Custom Tour bookings that are requested with less than 7 days before the travel date, we may not be able to arrange your custom tour in time so your booking request may be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.
  • Why am I charged a service fee if I make a cancellation after you started planning the trip?
  • Organizing and planning a trip requires a lot of time and if we have made reservations on your behalf, it may be very challenging to cancel some booking requests. Once we receive your booking and your answers from the Custom Tour form, we will begin putting together your Itinerary Sheet and will start arranging your tour guide, buying tickets, making reservations at venues for your tour, etc.
  • If you cancel the tour any time after we have sent you the custom Itinerary Sheet, the service fee of 15% of your total tour cost will be nonrefundable.
  • Moderate Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellation fee of 100% is charged if cancelled 14 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 50% is charged if cancelled 21 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 25% is charged if cancelled 30 days or less before the event
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Himeji Custom Full Day Tour?
How much is Himeji Custom Full Day Tour?
Himeji Custom Full Day Tour price starts from $180.81. Discover and book Himeji Custom Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Himeji Custom Full Day Tour cancellation policy?
Himeji Custom Full Day Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Himeji Custom Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Himeji Custom Full Day Tour?
Himeji Custom Full Day Tour is hosted by Japan Awaits. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Japan Awaits on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Himeji Custom Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 27666P68

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Himeji
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Himeji station railway police station
    Himeji Castle
    Koko-en
    Shoshazan Engyoji
    Himeji Central Park
    Taiyo Park
    Otemae Street
    Mt Shosha hiking
    Japan Toy Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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