Private Tour - A Tour to Visit Himeji's Popular Destinations in a day!

“Himeji Castle” and “Enkyoji Temple”, both of which have a history of more than 1,000 years, are World Heritage Sites that must not be missed when you visit Himeji.
The attraction of Himeji castle is its pure white walls, which are called the most beautiful castle in Japan. Also, the inside of the castle still has the equipment used for warfare 400 years ago, when the samurai lived there. You also can’t help but feel a sense of historical romance when you see the dignified appearance of the castle.

The tour at Himeji Castle alone would be enough to satisfy you, but afterward, we will take a bus and a ropeway to Engyoji Temple on Mt.Shosya. The temple is one of the largest temples in Japan and has many cultural assets designated by the government. Once you step into Mt. Shosha, you will be overwhelmed by the serene mountains and feel a sense of purity.
* Duration: 6 to 7 hours
* Starts: 姫路市, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




“Himeji Castle” and “Enkyoji Temple”, both of which have a history of more than 1,000 years, are World Heritage Sites that must not be missed when you visit Himeji.
The attraction of Himeji castle is its pure white walls, which are called the most beautiful castle in Japan. Also, the inside of the castle still has the equipment used for warfare 400 years ago, when the samurai lived there. You also can’t help but feel a sense of historical romance when you see the dignified appearance of the castle.

The tour at Himeji Castle alone would be enough to satisfy you, but afterward, we will take a bus and a ropeway to Engyoji Temple on Mt.Shosya. The temple is one of the largest temples in Japan and has many cultural assets designated by the government. Once you step into Mt. Shosha, you will be overwhelmed by the serene mountains and feel a sense of purity.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square, Ekimaecho, Himeji 670-0927 Hyogo Prefecture

Castle View Deck: An observation deck at Himeji Station from which you can see Himeji Castle. Enjoy the unique views of the castle that you can only experience from this viewing deck, such as the long main street leading to the castle! The powerful image of Himeji Castle towering from amidst the modern buildings is a pride of Himeji.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Otemae Street, Between Himeji Station North Exit to Himeji Castle, Himeji Hyogo Prefecture

Otemae Street: This is the main street connecting Himeji Station to Himeji Castle. As you walk along this exciting boulevard, the figure of the castle drawing closer and larger will surely make you look forward to exploring the castle even more!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Himeji Castle, 68 Hommachi, Himeji 670-0012 Hyogo Prefecture

Himeji Castle: Himeji Castle, a world-famous castle, is both beautiful and strong in appearance, and was the first historical building in Japan to be registered as a World Heritage Site. Its graceful appearance, like that of a heron spreading its wings, has earned it the nickname of “White Heron Castle”. Stepping inside, you can still experience the period style of architecture, which is still impressive to visitors after more than 400 years.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Koko-en, 68 Honmachi, Himeji 670-0012 Hyogo Prefecture

Kokoen Garden: After visiting Himeji Castle, enjoy the vast Japanese garden built on the castle grounds, where you can enjoy a view of the beautiful Himeji Castle from among the lush greenery of the garden. Feel the traditional beauty of Japan.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Mount Shosha Ropeway, 1199-2 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2201, Japan

Mt.Shosha Ropeway: Welcome to Shoshazan. In the old days, people used to walk up the steep path to Engyo-ji Temple. But for us modern people, the ropeway is a relief. The view of the city of Himeji from the gondola is exceptional.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Engyo-ji Temple Maniden, 2968 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201 Hyogo Prefecture

Engyo-ji Temple’s “Mani-den”: After getting off the ropeway and walking along the mountain path, you will reach Engyo-ji Temple. The first thing you will see is the Mani-den, a large building with over 1000 years of history. You will surely be impressed by the sheer size of this structure, built in the middle of the mountains in the days when there were no cars or electricity! The view of the city from the stage is also breathtaking.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jogyodo, Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2201, Japan

Engyoji Temple “Grand Lecture Hall”, “Dining Hall”, and “Jogyodo”: After enjoying a walk through the temple, you will come to a plaza further along the mountain path from Mani-den. There, you will see three huge halls; these have actually been used as filming locations for Hollywood movies and Japanese TV dramas!

Duration: 40 minutes