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Himeji Castle

The elegant Himeji Castle, also known as the “White Heron”, was inscribed on the World Heritage List as a cultural site in 1993. It is regarded as one of Japan’s best surviving examples of 17th-century feudal architecture and is one of the twelve remaining original castles in Japan. The castle’s 82 buildings with significantly developed defense systems, stunning wooden construction, white plastered walls, and aesthetic appeal make the castle a masterpiece of its time.

Himeji Castle is exceptionally preserved in its features, representing the culmination of Japanese castle architecture. The 82 buildings of the castle’s property zone are original in their composition, including its stone walls, gates, and donjon complex. Only a few buildings were at a loss, including the residential quarters of samurai and the castle lord of 1882, but these are considered minor and do not affect the property’s integrity. Himeji Castle has remained intact throughout its year's thanks to consistent maintenance by various feudal masters, ensuring a high authenticity and wholeness. For these reasons, the Himeji Castle is not only a UNESCO Designated Site but a Japan National Treasure as well.



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Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

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These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

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Enjoy more than just sightseeing. These tours will allow you to eat in small local restaurants, visit hidden gems, stay at hotels with limited occupancy, take part in activities available only to small groups, and enjoy more interaction with your tour guides. Ultra-Deluxe small group tours are the ultimate way to visit Japan with hand-picked, top hotels and ryokans (traditional inns) to relax in. Select from a unique range of luxurious cultural experiences that are limited to smaller groups, which is why the maximum group size is 6 guests.

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These tours allow you to enjoy Japanese culture firsthand in the intimacy of a small group. The maximum group size is 12 guests, which enables you to travel by public transportation, such as by train, subway, taxi, ferry or local bus. Walking the streets and taking the local trains will allow you to interact more with the locals and appreciate what everyday life in Japan is like. Each city will feature an expert local guide who will be able to share in-depth information on the featured attractions and sites, and provide assistance or recommendations if needed prior to your free time.

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