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Tohoku Northern Honshu

From and To Sendai, Miyagi

From and To Yamagata

Kaminoyama Castle
Kaminoyama Castle
Kaminoyama Castle, located in the center of the Kaminoyama City, Yamagata Prefecture was built in the Hirayama style on a hilltop in 1535 by Kaminoyama Clan. The castle houses a museum inside to explore its rich local history and an observation deck at the top of the castle where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the town and Mount Zao. The surrounding park is crowded in spring with visitors who want to see the cherry blossoms.
Sendai, Miyagi
Sakata, Yamagata
Sendai, Miyagi
Shonai / Ugohonjyo, Akita
Yamagata / Fukushima
Tokyo
JPY 4,900~
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The Japan Alps Central Honshu

From and To Niigata

Takada Castle
Takada Castle
Takada Castle is an Edo-period Japanese castle built in a flatland at the center of Joetsu city of Niigata Prefecture. It was one of the Tokugawa public work projects which involved 13 regional lords to complete its construction in 4 months. It's different from other castles in Japan in the sense that it has no stone walls or main tower, but the two nearby rivers acted as moats of defence. There are over 4,000 cherry trees around the castle and every spring it attracts millions of visitors as a popular cherry blossom viewing spot.
Ikebukuro / Shinjuku
Niigata / Takada / Naoetsu
JPY 3,700~
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From and To Kanazawa, Ishikawa

Kanazawa Castle
Kanazawa Castle
Built in 1583, Kanazawa Castle remains as an important cultural property and a stone wall museum today despite most parts of the castle were burnt down and reconstructed over the past decades due to war and natural disasters. The castle is located adjacent to the famous Kenrokuen Garden, which was once the castle's private outer garden. Both sites are must-sees on a visit to Kanazawa. The castle park and its Gyokusen Inmaru Garden are illuminated on the evenings of Friday, Saturday and the day before holiday between sunset and 9pm offering special light shows change with the seasons.
Toyama / Kanazawa, Ishikawa / Takayama, Gifu
Shirakawa-go / Takayama, Gifu
JPY 1,600~
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Ikebukuro / Shinjuku
Kanazawa
JPY 4,600~
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Toyama / Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Tokyo
JPY 5,500~
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Kanazawa
Osaka
JPY 3,200~
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From and To Nagano / Matsumoto / Karuizawa / Hakuba / Kamikochi

Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto castle located in Nagano prefecture was constructed in the late 16th century by a feudal lord, Ishikawa Yasunaga. It is one of the five castles designated as a 'National Treasure' and the oldest wooden castle donjon remaining in Japan. Because of its black lacquered weatherboards and white stucco walls, Matsumoto castle is called “ Crow Castle”. With the Japanese Alps in the background and a contrasting red bridge spanning the moat, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape that surrounds it.
Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studios Japan
Nagano
JPY 5,400~
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Matsumoto, Nagano
Narita Airport
JPY 3,800~
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Matsumoto, Nagano
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 4,800~
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From and To Nagoya, Aichi

Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle
Nagoya Castle was built by Ieyasu Tokunaga for his ninth son, Yoshinao in the early 17th century. The castle is famous for the 2 golden shachihoko ornaments, an animal in Japanese folklore with the head of a tiger and the body of a carp placed on the top of its roof. A large portion of the castle was gone up in flames in 1945 during WWII, but the donjon was rebuilt in 1959. Nagoya Castle was the first castle to be designated as a National Treasure.
Nagoya
Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studio Japan
JPY 1,950~
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Kyoto
Nagoya
JPY 1,950~
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Kyoto Osaka Kansai

From and To Mie

Iga Ueno Castle
Iga Ueno Castle
Iga Ueno Castle located in Iga city, Mie Prefecture was built in 1585 by Tsutsui Sadatsugu, who governed this region. It is also called Hakuho castle(White Phoenix Castle) because of its curved roof and beautiful architecture, surrounded by the highest stone walls in Japan, approximately 30 m. Iga Ueno is the birth place of the Iga-style Ninja, and you can watch Ninja show or experience tactics and tragedy at the Ninja Museum.
Omiya / Ikebukuro / Yokohama
Nabari / Iga / Ueno / Yokkaichi, Mie
JPY 5,900~
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From and To Kyoto

Nijo-jo Castle
Nijo-jo Castle
Nijo-jo Castle was the residence of the Tokugawa shogun in the west of Kyoto, who had been ruling Japan for over 200 years. It is not only a Japanese national treasure, but also a world heritage site, designated in 1994. In addition to this, over 1000 paintings on sliding doors and murals are designated as nationally important cultural properties in 1982. The outer stone walls are huge, but inside is elegant with beautifully decorated ceilings and painted walls.
Nagoya
Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studio Japan
JPY 1,950~
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Tokyo
Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studio Japan
JPY 6,600~
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Tokyo / Shinjuku / Shibuya
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 5,980~
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Tsu, Mie
Kyoto
JPY 1,050~
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Yokkaichi, Mie
Kyoto
JPY 1,250~
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Omiya / Tokorozawa
Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studios Japan
JPY 8,400~
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Omiya
Kusatsu / Kyoto
JPY 8,100~
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Kamikochi
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 9,500~
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Hakuba
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 8,300~
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Osaka
Sakata, Yamagata
JPY 14,670~
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Kurashiki
Kyoto
JPY 3,250~
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Tokyo / Tokyo Disneyland / Yokohama
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 6,700~
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Asakusa / Tokyo Disneyland / Yokohama
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 4,000~
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Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studios Japan
Nagano
JPY 5,400~
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Matsumoto, Nagano
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 4,800~
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Osaka / Universal Studios Japan
Fukuchiyama
JPY 1,750~
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Kyoto
Nagoya
JPY 1,950~
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Chiba / Tokyo / Tokyo Disney Resort
Osaka / Kobe
JPY 7,600~
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Kyoto
Chubu Centrair International Airport
JPY 4,000~
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Kanazawa
Osaka
JPY 3,200~
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Kyoto / Osaka
Takayama, Gifu
JPY 3,300~
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Kyoto / Osaka
Kawaguchiko
JPY 4,400~
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From and To Osaka

Osaka Castle
Osaka Castle
Hideyoshi Toyotomi started the construction of Osaka Castle, a symbol of his power in 1583 on the former site of Ishiyama Honganji Temple. The donjon is five-tiered and nine-storied with golden shachihoko ornaments, an animal in Japanese folklore with the head of a tiger and the body of a carp shining on the rooftop. The Osaka Castle Park provides lots of green space, museum, tea house, sport facilities, a multi-purpose arena (Osakajo Hall) and a shrine dedicated to Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
Nagoya
Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studio Japan
JPY 1,950~
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Tokyo
Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studio Japan
JPY 6,600~
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Tokyo / Shinjuku / Shibuya
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 5,980~
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Nagashima Resort, Mie
Osaka / Kobe
JPY 2,800~
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Omiya / Tokorozawa
Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studios Japan
JPY 8,400~
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Kamikochi
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 9,500~
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Osaka
Kinosaki-Onsen
JPY 160~
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Hakuba
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 8,300~
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Osaka
Sakata, Yamagata
JPY 14,670~
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Tokyo
Osaka
JPY 18,000~
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Tokyo / Tokyo Disneyland / Yokohama
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 6,700~
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Asakusa / Tokyo Disneyland / Yokohama
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 4,000~
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Kan-onji , Kagawa
Osaka / Kobe
JPY 3,500~
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Kyoto / Osaka / Universal Studios Japan
Nagano
JPY 5,400~
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Matsumoto, Nagano
Kyoto / Osaka
JPY 4,800~
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Osaka / Universal Studios Japan
Fukuchiyama
JPY 1,750~
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Marugame, Kagawa
Osaka / Kobe / Universal Studios Japan
JPY 3,600~
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Chiba / Tokyo / Tokyo Disney Resort
Osaka / Kobe
JPY 7,600~
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Kanazawa
Osaka
JPY 3,200~
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Kyoto / Osaka
Takayama, Gifu
JPY 3,300~
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Kyoto / Osaka
Kawaguchiko
JPY 4,400~
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Osaka / Universal Studios Japan
Tokushima
JPY 2,550~
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Osaka
Shirahama, Wakayama
JPY 2,600~
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Hiroshima Western Honshu

From and To Yonago, Tottori

Yonago Castle Ruins
Yonago Castle Ruins
Yonago Castle was built in the late 15th century and sat atop the Mountain Minato. It was once recognized as the finest castle in San'in region because of its unique structure. The castle was torn down during the restoration period, with only the original walls, settlement and a gate remained at the present site. Take a short hike to the mountain top promises you a panoramic view of Yonago city in all directions stretching from Mt. Daisen, Sea of Japan to Sakaiminato. At the base of the mountain is a park and a well-known spot for cherry blossom viewing in spring.
Hiroshima
Yonago / Tottori
JPY 3,900~
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From and To Matsue, Shimane

Matsue Castle
Matsue Castle
Matsue Castle has designated as a National Treasure in 2015, and it is not only one of the 12 remaining castles nationwide, but also 1 remaining castle in Sanin region. Matsue Castle is one of the symbols of Matsue city, and also called “ Chidori Jo” ( Plover Castle) as its roof resembles a plover bird spreading wings. You cannot miss the panoramic views of Matsue city and Lake Shinji seen from the top floor of the castle.
Goen Bus Shimanekko
JPY 4,000~
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From and To Hiroshima

Hiroshima Castle
Hiroshima Castle
Hiroshima Castle, so-called Carp Castle was built in 1589 in the center of Hiroshima city by the feudal lord, Mori Terumoto. However, it was destroyed by the atomic bombing in 1945. The replica of five-story castle was built in 1958 and the stone fortress and moat remain as they were in the old day.
Hiroshima
Yonago / Tottori
JPY 3,900~
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Hiroshima
Tokyo
JPY 13,250~
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Open top double decker bus, Maple SKY Hiroshima City Drive Window Course
JPY 2,000~
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Open top double decker bus, Maple SKY Hiroshima City Peace Memorial Park On-site Tour Course
JPY 2,000~
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Two World Cultural Heritage Sites Sightseeing Tour - Maple Trip
JPY 5,000~
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Shikoku

From and To Kagawa

Marugame Castle
Marugame Castle
Marugame castle located at Kameyama hill, a hill of 66 meter height in Marugame city, Kagawa Prefecture, is one of only 12 castles with an original keep before the Edo period. One of its main features is the steep stone walls that line the path from the inner moat to the castle tower. Wooden castle keep, Ote Ichino Gate, and Ote Nino Gate are designated as Important Cultural Properties. On its hilltop, 1,000 cherry blossom trees can be enjoyed in early spring, overlooking the Marugame city and the Seto Inland Sea.
Marugame, Kagawa
Osaka / Kobe / Universal Studios Japan
JPY 3,600~
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From and To Kochi

Kochi Castle
Kochi Castle
Kochi Castle is located in the center of Kochi city built by Yamauchi Kazutoyo, who ruled the surrounding area about 400 years ago during the Edo Period. It is one of the twelve castles in Japan which still retains the original wooden castle tower. 15 buildings including its tower and the main are designated as National Important Cultural Properties, and six story building boasts panoramic views of the downtown Kochi.
Kochi
Tokyo
JPY 14,500~
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Sukumo, Kochi
Tokyo
JPY 13,900~
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Kochi
Matsuyama , Ehime
JPY 1,700~
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Takamatsu, Kagawa
Kochi
JPY 1,400~
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Kyushu

From and To Kumamoto

Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle is one of the famous castles of Japan which was completed in 1607 after a 7-year construction process by the feudal lord of Higo, Kiyomasa Kato, who governed this region. Kumamoto Castle features massive stone walls and moats including its keep, palace, several turrets and storehouses.
Kumamoto
Beppu, Oita
JPY 150~
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