1. Visit one of Japan’s most iconic World Heritage Sites, Himeji Castle!
2. Take a stroll around the vast grounds of Koko-en and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this historic Japanese garden with Himeji Castle nestled away in the surrounding landscape.
3. Experience Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge.
Hotel Nikko Himeji
Please be at the hotel lobby by 10 minutes before the departure time. The tour will walk to Himeji Castle.
Remarks: Hotel Nikko Himeji lobby
Address: 100 Minamiekimaecho, Himeji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
Access: Immediate access from JR Himeji Station Central Exit. 5 minutes on foot from Sanyo Himeji Station.
Himeji Castle (120 min)
Also known as Shirasagi Castle (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 knowable and friendly guide.
Koko-en Garden (30 min)
Constructed over the former grounds of a samurai’s residence, this Japanese-style garden features nine unique gardens. Enjoy taking a stroll around the grounds with Himeji Castle nestled away in the surrounding landscape and experience a taste of the Edo period.
Remarks: This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seating. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
Lunch (60 min)
From Himeji Station to Maiko Station (30 min)
(JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service, non-reserved seat)
Maiko Marine Promenade (40 min)
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
A JR train ticket will be provided for transportation from Maiko to Himeji.
Please go Himeji on your own.
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