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GUIDED TOURTake a walking tour to Hikone Castle and the castle townX40

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・Visit the Hikone Castle complex
 (the castle keep, turrets, feudal lord's garden)
 and the castle museum.
・Explore the old Hikone castle town,
 the old temple complex, and local shrines.
・Shop and eat on the street "Yume (Dream) Kyobashi
 Castle Road."

Route Shiga Hikone Castle (2 days,1 night)

Airport/Sta. (Arrival/Departure) Kansai International Airport / Kansai International Airport

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1st day

Arrival

Kansai International Airport

about 131.7kmGoogle Transit

StayHikone Castle

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This castle, completed in early 17th century, is one of few castles in Japan that retain many of its original buildings. Although the interior of the castle keep is relatively small and the wooden ...

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(Highlights of this tour) ・Visit beautiful Hikone's castle keep (National Treasure), turrets (Important Cultural Assets), and see magnificent stone walls and deep moats ・Stroll around a feudal lord's garden which boast...
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This castle, completed in early 17th century, is one of few castles in Japan that retain many of its original buildings. Although the interior of the castle keep is relatively small and the wooden steps are very steep, a magnificent view of Lake Biwa from the top is rewarding. There are a guardhouse, a three-story watch tower, and a museum that are worth visiting.

This is a beautiful castle to visit in any season, but spring is the best with more than 1,000 cherry trees laden with blossoms. Visitors will perhaps meet the mascot Hikonyan, a cat sporting a samurai helmet.

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(Highlights of this tour)
・Visit beautiful Hikone's castle keep (National Treasure), turrets
(Important Cultural Assets), and see magnificent stone walls and deep moats
・Stroll around a feudal lord's garden which boasts a breathtaking beauty
・Visit the Hikone Castle Museum
・Explore the old Hikone castle town and visit the temple complex and local   shrines
・Shop and eat on the street called "Yume (Dream) Kyobashi Castle Road"

Hikone Castle
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Genkyuen Garden:
If you visit Hikone castle, please do not miss going Genkyuen Garden.
This gargen is one of the typical traditional landscape gardens. It was designed so that visitors can enjoy the view while walking around the pond.

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2nd day

about 131kmGoogle Transit

Departure

Kansai International Airport