TOUR
WESTERN JAPAN

World Heritage Himeji Castle & Sake Brewery Walking Tour (Round Trip from Kyoto)

Tour Code :

GU2200N2S

Departs from :

Kyoto

Tour Brand :

Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, etc.) Walking Tour

change(s) from the previous year :

Price(Lowest) :

¥21,200 ~

Overview :

1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Visit one of Japan's most iconic World Heritage Sites, Himeji Castle!
2. Enjoy a 2-hour leisurely stroll through Himeji Castle.
3. Also see colored carp swimming in Koko-en Garden, located right near Himeji Castle.
4. For the meal, enjoy a Japanese/Western fusion course (with 1 drink) at Soraniwa (on Wednesdays & Fridays), from where a view of Himeji Castle can be seen.
Those who would like may take pictures at the rooftop after the meal.
On Mondays at the Japanese-style restaurant Steak Senju, look forward to watching the chef prepare a steak lunch right before your eyes!
(In general, customers will be seated at counter seats by the teppanyaki grill, but may be changed to a private room when crowded.)
5. Lastly, visit Nadagiku Shuzo, a sake brewery with relation to the "father of French judo," and try sampling some sake!
6. This tour promotes Eco-friendly efforts and Cross-cultural Understanding as stated under Sunrise Tours' Sustainable Development Goals.
Please check the following page for details.
http://jtbgmt.com/en/g-web/sdgs

Itinerary

day1

08:40- Depart from the Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) Walk to Kyoto Station.
09:00- 60(min) From Kyoto Station to Himeji Station (JR Shinkansen, non-reserved seat)
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] in the Remarks.
From Himeji Station to Himeji Castle
120(min) World Heritage Himeji Castle Also known as Shirasagi Castle (White Heron Castle), Himeji Castle is famous for its beautiful white exterior which was recently renovated. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds as you learn about the castle and its history from a knowledgeable guide.
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] in the Remarks.
30(min) Koko-en Garden The Himeji Castle Nishi Oyashiki-ato Garden
features 9 gardens, each with its own unique charm, as well as vibrantly colored koi fish.
10(min) Head to Restaurant Transfer by taxi on Mondays only
Transfer on foot on Wednesdays and Fridays
13:00-14:00 60(min) [Wednesdays & Fridays] Japanese/Western Fusion Cuisine Lunch Enjoy a Japanese/Western fusion course meal for lunch while gazing out at Himeji Castle.
Those who would like may also enjoy the view from the rooftop.
*Please refer to [Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals].
13:00-14:00 60(min) [Mondays] Steak Lunch The chef will prepare the steak right before your eyes!
*Please refer to [Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals].
10(min) To Sanyo-Himeji Station On Fridays, a taxi will be used to transfer from the restaurant to the Nadagiku Shuzo sake brewery.
2(min) Sanyo-Himeji Station - Tegara Station via Himeji local service train
5(min) Tegara Station - Nadagiku Shuzo
60(min) Nadagiku Shuzo Sake Brewery Tour/Taste Testing (amazake will be served for those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks)
There is also a display related to the history of French Judo.
5(min) Nadagiku Shuzo - Tegara Station
2(min) Tegara Station - Sanyo-Himeji Station via Himeji local service train
90(min) From Himeji Station to Kyoto Station (JR Special Rapid Service/Non-reserved seat)
-18:00 Tour ends at Kyoto Station Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour ends.

GU2200N2S

Remarks:Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address: 2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)
A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
This tour uses non-reserved seats on both public transportation and Shinkansen. Please note that seating is not guaranteed. Thank you for your understanding.
The tour ends at Kyoto Station, and there is no drop-off service to hotels.
Himeji Castle is not wheelchair accessible. Participants must climb some steep staircases.
The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) / 8:30
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
- At Soraniwa (Wednesdays & Fridays), vegetarian meals are available and must be requested at the time of booking.
Not available at Steak Senju (Mondays).
- At Steak Senju (Mondays), in general, customers will be seated at counter seats by the teppanyaki grill, but may be changed to a private room when crowded.
In case of a private room, please note that customers will not be able to watch the chef cook on the teppanyaki grill. Thank you for your understanding.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
Total walking distance on this tour is about 4 km, so please wear shoes and clothing which are easy to walk in.