Stroll Around Himeji Castle and Japanese Gardens in a Kimono

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Tour code : 006029H

From JPY 13,400

Tour Operating : Every Day

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Walk around Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, and its castle town wearing antique kimonos.

You can choose your favorite one from over one thousand patterns. We will help you look your best in traditional Japanese costume.

While you explore the castle, check out Koko-en Gardens and try some matcha tea and traditional sweets.

Trip HighLights

  •  You can choose your favorite one from over 1,000 antique kimonos
  •   A popular plan introduced by bloggers from overseas
  •   A relaxing plan including Koko-en Gardens in Himeji Castle with matcha tea and traditional sweets.
  •   Tour map with highlights recommended by the locals provided

Quick Itinerary

Day 1

10:00

Jokamachi StyleMeet at kimono shop.
Stroll around beautiful Himeji in a kimono
Nine Kinds of Garden – Koko-en

About 1:00pm

Jokamachi StyleReturn kimono.

Nine Kinds of Garden – Koko-en

Nine Kinds of Garden – Koko-en

Koko-en, Himeji Castle Nishi-Oyashiki-Ato-Garden, is built on the site of former residences of high ranking samurai. It was built to mark the 100th anniversary of Himeji becoming a city.

The gardens cover an area of about 3.5 hectares of 8.5 acres and are full of picturesque streams, ponds, and waterfalls.

The gardens and Himeji Castle nearby combine to make a charming and romantic spot for photos and relaxing walks.

What's Included

Interpreter Guide
Kimono rental
Matcha Green Tea & Traditional Sweets
Taxi Fare

What's Not Included


Access Information

Tour Start Point Jokamachi Style
Tour Start Point Map
How to get to the Tour Start Point To JR Himeji Station
・From Tokyo - approx 3.5hrs by Shinkansen
・From Kyoto - approx 50min by Shinkansen
・From Osaka - approx 50min by Shinkansen

From JR Himeji Station
About 10 minutes walk to Jokamachi Style
Tour End Point Jokamachi Style
Time Required About three hours
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Nine Kinds of Garden – Koko-en

Nine Kinds of Garden – Koko-en

Koko-en, Himeji Castle Nishi-Oyashiki-Ato-Garden, is built on the site of former residences of high ranking samurai. It was built to mark the 100th anniversary of Himeji becoming a city.

The gardens cover an area of about 3.5 hectares of 8.5 acres and are full of picturesque streams, ponds, and waterfalls.

The gardens and Himeji Castle nearby combine to make a charming and romantic spot for photos and relaxing walks.

Cancellations and modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.

For customers joining tours during the winter period
・Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.

Itinerary Changes
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.

Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

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