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Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge World Heritage Walking Tour from Kyoto

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

Highlights
  • Discover Japan's national treasures on a full-day walking tour from Kyoto
  • Visit Himeji and Kobe's majestic wonders including Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
  • Enjoy a delightful 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 from Kyoto!

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.

Ride the JR Special Rapid Service (non-reserved seating) from Maiko Station back to Kyoto station, where your guided tour ends.

Itinerary

  • Departure from New Miyako Hotel

  • 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

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Standard Plan

Duration: 8:30 - 9 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 08:40

    Meet at New Miyako Hotel

  • To Kyoto Station

    Walk to Kyoto Station

  • 09:00

    Kyoto Station to Himeji Station (60 min)

    Ride the JR Shinkansen bullet train as you zip along on tour.

    This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seating. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.

  • Himeji Station

    Go to Himeji Castle on foot

  • 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 the flavors of a Japanese-Western style buffet lunch.

  • Himeji Station to Maiko Station (30 minutes)

  • Maiko Marine Promenade (40 minutes)

    Enjoy a stroll 47 meters above sea-level as you walk the Maiko Marine Promenade. The promenade is located inside the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge.

  • Maiko Station to Kyoto Station (80 minutes)

    Return to Kyoto via the JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service.

    This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seating. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.

  • 17:00-17:30

    Tour ends at Kyoto Station

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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 the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 5 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date will be cancelled.

  • 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 Kyoto Station. There is no drop-off service to hotels.

  • 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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