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Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World Heritage Walking Tour

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Discover Japan's spectacular treasures on a fascinating walking tour around Himeji and Kobe. Take delight in a delectable Japanese-Western buffet lunch. Experience the world's longest suspension bridge by walking along Maiko Marine Promenade.

Highlights
  • Discover 2 of Japan's treasures on a walking tour around Himeji and Kobe
  • Explore the glorious Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a stroll along Maiko Marine Promenade and experience the world's longest suspension bridge
  • Savor an appetizing Japanese-Western buffet lunch

Description

Embark on an incredible adventure by exploring the national treasures around Himeji and Kobe on a full-day walking tour!

Start the tour at Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Japan's national treasure, Himeji Castle is also known as Shirasagi Castle (White Heron Castle) for its spectacular white exteriors. Take a stroll around the grounds as your local guide shares facts and tales about the castle and Japan's feudal history.

Take a short break and enjoy a delightful Japanese-Western buffet lunch.

Continue to the world's longest suspension bridge, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Get to experience Akashi Kaikyo Bridge by looking through an observatory camera and walking along Maiko Marine Promenade to enjoy the fascinating panoramic view. Built on the Kobe side, Maiko Marine Promenade is 47 meters (154 feet) above sea-level.

The tour will end upon arrival at Maiko Station. Train tickets back to Himeji Station will be distributed at this time.

Itinerary

  • Departure from Hotel Nikko Himeji

  • Himeji Castle (120 minutes)

  • Japanese-Western Buffet Lunch (60 minutes)

  • Maiko Marine Promenade (40 minutes)

Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide

  • Public transportation fees

  • Himeji Castle entry

  • Maiko Marine Promenade entry

  • Japanese-Western buffet lunch

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Includes

  • Lunch buffet

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World Heritage Walking Tour

Duration: 5:30 - 6 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Lunch buffet / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 10:20

    Meet at Hotel Nikko Himeji

  • Please be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the departure time

    The tour will walk to Himeji Castle.

  • Himeji Castle (120 minutes)

    Also known as Shirasagi Castle or White Heron Castle, Himeji Castle is famous for its beautiful white exterior, which is currently being restored to it's former glory. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds as you learn about the castle and it's history from a knowledgeable and friendly guide.

  • Lunch (60 minutes)

    Enjoy a variety of Japanese-Western foods at the buffet.

  • Himeji Station to Maiko Station

    Hop onto the JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service, with a non-reserved seat.

  • Maiko Marine Promenade (40 minutes)

    Enjoy a stroll 47 meters above sea-level along the Maiko Marine Promenade which is located inside Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge.

  • 15:40-16:20

    Tour ends at Maiko Station, with tickets provided to return to Himeji

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions. Tour: An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating. An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well. If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.

  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Participants will be required to walk at the locations visited. Please wear shoes and clothes that are easy to walk in. Not all locations on the tour have wheelchair access. Participants may be required to walk up and down stairs during the tour.

Additional Note(s)
  • This tour ends and disbands at Maiko Station. A JR train ticket will be provided for transportation from Maiko to Himeji.

  • Non reserved seating will be used for transportation on public transportation and/or Shinkansen. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 20.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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