About us

The Himeji Castle English Speaking Guide Group

Since 2006, The Himeji Castle English Speaking Guide Group has been providing tour service to thousands of overseas visitors. Our guides, which consist of 70 local volunteers, are happy to share their passion and specialized knowledge of the history of Himeji City as well as Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site.

Guide Fee

This is a volunteer service so there is no charge for private guides. However, requests from corporations or tourism operators will be charged ¥1,000 per guide to cover the guide’s travel and management expenses. Only one (1) guide is provided per group of guests. However, for groups larger than five (5) guests, additional guides may be arranged. Please note that we occasionally send a trainee or an assistant with our guide at no extra cost. If this is not acceptable to you, please let us know in advance.

Message from Group Leader

Emi Tamada

Director Himeji Convention Support

Dear Guests:

No visit to Japan is complete without a tour of Himeji Castle!

Located only 45 minutes from Kyoto by Shinkansen, Himeji Castle is a medieval fortress which has received the prestigious designation as a World Heritage site.

Our friendly guides are ready to welcome you to Himeji City and share their knowledge of the history of the region as well as the famous castle.

It is our mission to extend our friendship to travelers from all over the world as well as provide memorable and enjoyable experiences to all of our guests.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Warmest regards.
Group Leader