from Osaka to Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

This tour covers the Himeji Castle, 1st National Treasure of Japan, and the longest suspension bridge in the world in a day !
When you're a Japan Rail pass users, please carry it to use for a day.

The tour price costs per group, not per person.
"Estimated Local Cost Needed" costs per person, not per group.
I can meet you at your hotel lobby in Osaka city (except for Airbnb).

As an optional tour (instead of visiting the bridge), you can join the hands-on Japanese snacks by yourselves. If you want it, if you make a group of 5, please tell me in advance, we need to reserve it. Also we'll be on time at the confectionery.

Please prepare JPY in cash and to remove your shoes at the entrance of the castle.


meet at your hotel in Osaka city around 8:30 am to catch the Shinkansen to Himeji.

1. Himeji Castle (National Treasure of Japan, UNESCO),
2. Kokoen Garden (about 3. 5 ha and it composed of nine different garden)
take a train,
3. Option (please choose A or B)
A. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (the longest suspension bridge in the world), or
B. Hands-on Japanese Sweets (you can join the class if you make a group of 4),
including lunch stop.

take a train to go back to Osaka.
You'll arrive at your hotel around 5:00 pm.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: your hotel lobby in Osaka city

End location: your hotel lobby in Osaka city

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Tour duration will be affected by the weather, traffic, or time of the year.


Shinkansen, regular train and walking

What’s Included

My services as your personal guide for a day, meals and transportation.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

7950 JPY - Admission: 1040 JPY (combined ticket for Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden),
300 JPY (Akashi Kaikyo Bridge), 1800 JPY (hands-on activitiy)
transportation: 3220 JPY(Shinkansen ride from Shin-Osaka to Himeji), 1590 JPY(total cost from Himeji to Maiko, Maiko to Shin-Osaka)

What’s Extra

Personal expenses related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and meals.


*Guide-interpreters without special qualification must not drive a car or a bus for tourists.
*The Travel Agency Act prohibits including travel costs (meals, transportation and admission fees) in guide-interpreting fees.
*Insurance is not included.

A Recent Review of this tour

Hiroko is charming and we spent a fun day exploring Himeji Castle and the gardens. When we got back to Kobe she even helped me find a local beauty salon where I was able to get my hair washed and blown out for a very reasonable price. Local knowledge is a wonderful thing.
Marcy Brown

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