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Aizome Traditional Japanese Indigo Dyeing Workshop in Himeji

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Experience Aizome dyeing in the castle town of Himeji and bring home your own special Aizome item that will add some japanese flair to you life. Aizome is traditional indigo dyeing that has long been loved by Japanese people. In recent years, Aizome products such as jeans and bags are enjoying global popularity, thanks to its anti-bacterial and insect repellent properties, not to mention the stunning deep blue hue, also known as "Japan blue". In this 2-hour workshop held at a traditional Japanese merchant house brimming with historic charm, you can create your own Aizome reusable bag or stoles with the expert help of an experienced and dedicated instructor. Or better yet, if you bring your own stuff such as a bandana or a t-shirt, you can dye it "Japan blue". This is a perfect little activity to participate in on your way to or from the world heritage site, Himeji Castle. *If you want a custom timeslot, feel free to contact us.

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Stroll around the Himeji Castle and the Japanese Garden in your favorite Kimono

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【OUTLINE】 Let's walk around the Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, and its castle town wearing cute antique kimono! You can choose your own favorite one from over 1,000 varieties. The staffs who have a good taste will make you look the best in the traditional Japanese costume. While you explore the castle, please visit Koko-en Japanese Garden and enjoy Matcha tea and Japanese sweets. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・You can choose your favorite one from over 1,000 antique kimono ・A popular plan introduced by bloggers from overseas ・The staff offer you a plan of Koko-en Garden in Himeji Castle with Match tea and Japanese sweets. ・Have a tourist map with the highlights recommended by the local staff who knows the area very well

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Himeji Castle Half Day Walking Tour

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-Get insights into History of Himeji Castle from a local guide- Discover its beauty and wonder. You will enter the castle and learn about its rich history as well as Japanese culture. Enjoy gazing outside its windows which offers a delightful view of the city. -Venture into Kokoen Garden & Experience Japanese tea ceremony- We'll head to the Kokoen garden where you can bask in the beauty of a Japanese style garden. Along the way, we will also stop by for a tea ceremony, you can try out Matcha(Japanese tea) and unwind while enjoying the surrounding nature. -Enjoy the beautiful view of Himeji Castle from an observatory- We'll head to an viewing observatory where you can view Himeji castle. Climb the steps and behold the beauty of Himeji castle, looking at a castle in the sky. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!

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Himeji Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Himeji! Himeji is home to Japan's biggest and best-preserved feudal-era castle, Himeji-jo. Its white-plaster facade and elegant presence earned it the nickname Shirasagi-jo (White Egret Castle). Widely considered Japan's finest castle, it is worthy as the focus of a day trip to the area. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

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Ninja Experience at the World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle

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【OUTLINE】 An actor who has made a success in Power Rangers and hitorical dramas will teach you how to act like a Ninja using various tools such as Shuriken (a star-shaped flying-blade) and Katana (Japanese sword). At the beginning of this plan, you will get your own Ninja name with which you will become a real Ninja throughout the experience. From children to adults, everyone can enjoy this plan at Himeji Castle. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 A real actor who was in Power Rangers will be the instructor. Ninja experience at the World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle. You will get either an original Shuriken or a Ninja headband. Taking photos in a Ninja costume (Let’s make memories that are unique to Japan!)

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

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"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.

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Himeji Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Himeji! Himeji is home to Japan's biggest and best-preserved feudal-era castle, Himeji-jo. Its white-plaster facade and elegant presence earned it the nickname Shirasagi-jo (White Egret Castle). Widely considered Japan's finest castle, it is worthy as the focus of a day trip to the area. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

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Himeji Custom Half Day

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This private and customizable tour for Himeji is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.

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Setouchi Sea Fishing Experience from Ieshima Island with BBQ

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Ieshima island is on the Seto Inland Sea. Main access is a ferry from Himeji. It takes for about 50 minutes. The part of island is designated as Seto-Naikai (Seto Inland Sea) National Park. Historically, many travelers come to this island. The name “Ieshima”, translated literally as “home island,” derives from a story of Emperor Jinmu, dating back to the 6th century BCE, who was traveling east and got caught in a storm. Taking shelter on the island, he famously remarked, “It is so quiet here it feels like a home.”

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Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Himeji Castle

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Himeji Castle is one of the 12 Japanese castles well conserved with their wooden keeps. This Castle History starts from 1346 and we can see it as it was in 1618. Nearby the castle, Engyo-ji temple, on Mount Shosha, has got a thousand years long history. Some scene from "The last Samurai" movie were taken there. When we go back to Kobe, we can visit the Great Bridge of Akashi Kaikyo then Gigantor, statue of a robot, symbols of the revival of Japan, its technological genius and its pop culture.

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Himeji Custom Full Day Tour

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This private and customizable tour for Himeji is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.

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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour with a Driver

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This is the ideal pick for time-tight travelers wanting to discover lots of Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage highlights in a day. An ancient network of pilgrim trails dating back more than 1000 years connecting historic shrines and temples running through the river and deep mountains..all set to the backdrop of Kii Peninsula. The Kumano area has been considered a sacred site since prehistoric times. There are three major shrines in Kumano. Together, they are known as the Kumano Sanzan; each enshrines one of the area’s mountains, and under the influence of Buddhism came to be worshipped as the three deities of Kumano. Your driver will fully support your Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage tour. We assure you will spend plenty of time with sacred breathtaking views. Note*: Tour details has a possibility of change depending on the traffic conditions. Please feel free to ask us if you have any special request for your itinerary. We will do our best to meet your request.

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Romantic Tour In Himeji

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An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. Himeji Castle and the surrounding Kokoen gardens make for an incredibly romantic place to explore. What is so special about it? What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Find love and happiness in sacred places dedicated to sweethearts. What is the most famous historical couple in Japan? Which holy shrine is dedicated to love? Koinoki Shrine is dedicated to love and is the only shrine in Japan that enshrines the god of love Koi-no-Mikoto. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!

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The Best of Himeji Walking Tour

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Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Why is the fascinating Himeji Castle a national treasure and a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site? Himeji Castle is hands down, the best-preserved feudal castle in the entire country. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Himeji is home to some exciting attractions that could turn a regular vacation into an extraordinary one. There’s something very relaxing about walking the streets of Himeji. Enkyoji with a history of more than 1000 years, a traditional temple, a cultural property designated by the country. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Himeji. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!

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Trawl with fishermen and BBQ in the beautiful scenery of Setouchi!

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【OUTLINE】 Ieshima island has long history over 2600 years, and it is said that there is a warrior fort 600 years ago. People who live in the island will introduce the fishermen work to you. A concierge will show you the unique spots in the island while taking you to the BBQ place on the top of the mountain. After the fishing and the guide tour, please enjoy BBQ with fresh fish seeing the stunning scenery of Setouchi that islands and ships float around. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Fisherman experience in Setouchi where gets more attention from all over the world ・A local guide will show you the good spots for taking photos and tell you a lot about the life on the island ・BBQ on the mountain where you can have the grand view of Setouchi with a number of islands float around ・You can experience the extraordinary feelings on the ship along the way to the island ・All the fish are fresh and tasty!

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