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Discover Lake Biwa's Eastern Shores with a Local Guide provided by OMAKASE

Discover Lake Biwa's Eastern Shores with a Local Guide

Discover Lake Biwa's Eastern Shores with a Local Guide
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from £93.23 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet up with your group and guide at Hikone Station in the morning. You’ll proceed on foot for your walking tour of this ancient Japanese urban center, starting in the city of Hikone, where you’ll get a look at the town’s main tower and one of it’s historic stone walls. Continue on to Hikone Castle, a defensive structure which has stood for more than 400 years. Listen as your guide details information about the Tokugawa Shogunate and the rich merchant class that once called the area along Lake Biwa home. You’ll also get to look at the castle’s “daimyo” (Japanese lord’s) garden. Those visiting in the springtime are sure to enjoy the sight of the local cherry tree blossoms in full bloom. Leave the castle and proceed to Hachiman Moat, which you can walk alongside, or travel along aboard a boat (own expense). The moat is frequently-used location for staging period dramas related to Japan’s Edo Era, which lasted from the 1600s through the 1800s. Continue from here to the summit of Mount Hachiman just behind the moat, where you’ll enjoy views of Lake Biwa, the streets of Omihachiman and Azuchi Castle in the distance. You’ll end your tour at Omihachiman Station.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 22178P8
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Train ticket • Tax • Entry/Admission - Hikone Castle • Entry/Admission - Genkyuen
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from Hikone • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
Hikone Station, Furusawacho, Hikone, Shiga 522-0007, Japan The guide will waiting for the guest at the ticket gate of Hikone station with the guest's name board. There are only one ticket gate.
Ōmihachiman Station, Takakaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0891, Japan
Inclusions
Professional guide • Train ticket • Tax • Entry/Admission - Hikone Castle • Entry/Admission - Genkyuen
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from Hikone • Gratuities
Departure details
Hikone Station, Furusawacho, Hikone, Shiga 522-0007, Japan The guide will waiting for the guest at the ticket gate of Hikone station with the guest's name board. There are only one ticket gate.
Ōmihachiman Station, Takakaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0891, Japan
Duration
6h
Return details
Ōmihachiman Station, Takakaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0891, Japan
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
A minimum of two people per booking is required
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hikone Station
    Furusawacho, Hikone, Shiga 522-0007, Japan
    The guide will waiting for the guest at the ticket gate of Hikone station with the guest's name board. There are only one ticket gate.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hikone Castle
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Genkyuen
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Omihachiman
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hachiman-bori
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Himure Hachimangu
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Omishonin Street
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Ōmihachiman Station
    Takakaicho, Omihachiman, Shiga 523-0891, Japan
    See address & details
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