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One day Akita Golden Route

by Miwi
(3) Reviews
7h $ 312 Price up to 7 people

Highlights

  • Tazawako-Lake--- Statue of Maiden Tatsuko, Gozanoishi Shrine
  • Kakunodate District---Samurai houses where the decsendants still live in, Amazing cherry trees welcome you

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Overview

The most popular course in Akita prefecture spending about 7 hours from Akita City. Visiting Tazawako Lake, the deepest and wonderful color lake with folklores, and Kakunodate where you'll see Samurai and Merchants Houses of Edo Shogunate Era since 1600's. Kakunodate has another name to be called Little-Kyoto. Let's go these 2 areas for your very first Akita trip!

What to Expect

You must be astonished to see the color of Tazawako Lake which is the deepest in Japan. Listen to the folklore about the lake, and feel the history of Satake, the Lord of Akita at a shrine. Moving to Kakunodate district, you might be able to have guidance directly from a descendant of a samurai(no promise, possibility only). A little walk in Kakunodate so called Little Kyoto will let you trip into Edo Shogunate Era in Northern Japan.

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Highlights

  • Tazawako-Lake--- Statue of Maiden Tatsuko, Gozanoishi Shrine
  • Kakunodate District---Samurai houses where the decsendants still live in, Amazing cherry trees welcome you

Important

Come and visit Akita!
I can give you unforgettable memory of Akita trip.
Shirakami Mountain Range, the 1st world natural heritage stated in Japan is here.

A little walking is included in this tour. You need to take your shoes off at certain places to experience Japanese custom.

What‘s included
guide fee,
picking you at the Akita Port or Japan Railway Akita Station or hotels in Akita City,
What‘s not included
transportation fee( a van JPY51,900 for 3-7 people, 2 or less people can take a taxi which is less expense, credit card acceptable, highway toll JPY890/ 1 way NOT included),
lunch(yours and your guide's, cash only),
entrance fee for samurai houses(app.JPY1,000 for 2 houses,cash only)
Meeting Point
Akita Port, Japan Railway Akita Station, At your hotel in Akita City
Ending Point
Akita Port, Japan Railway Akita Station, At your hotel in Akita City
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 7 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 3 )
Laurence Laurence United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Best tour guide available anywhere ”

As a seasoned ocean cruise traveler, who along with my wife have used many different private tour guides for our numerous shore excursions, Miwi is arguably the best private tour guide we ever had. She speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable about Akita and it's surrounding areas. Her expert commentary on the samurai house, the tea house visit and lunch, and the beautiful Tazawako Lake are all memorable. The highlight of our tour was the walk through the Dakigaeri Gorge to the Mikaeri-no-taki waterfall. The two thirds mile walk to the waterfall is a must. To see the beautiful blue water contrasting with the beautiful white boulders and the green foilage is unbelievable. And the falls are a sight to see. I wish I could add pictures I took in them. Maybe Miwi will p... read more

Miwi:

I should mention that you made me cry quite!! Thank you is not enough at all to show my appreciation that you became my precious guests and gave me such a wonderful comment to my tour. The Koa Clock on my fireplace will always cheer me up. I miss you and your party, but am looking forward that we will have another chance to see each other again!! Hoping all my appreciation can be reached to you!

Elson Elson United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Visit to Oga ”

Miwi did a very good job explaining the history in Oga. She took us to many places within the peninsula and took the time to stop and see the best views. She is friendly and very considerate. I would defintely hire her again.

Miwi:

Hi, Elson-san, I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed Oga with me. I had been worrying about your journey after Akita. Thank Our Lady of Akita she has blessed and protected you. I am looking forward I will have another chance to show you Aktia more!

AURORA AURORA Philippines ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Akita experience ”

Very helpful, very accommodating, well prepared and very knowledgeable about places we went in Akita. Joyful, friendly and happy to be with her for the whole day.

Miwi:

Thank you for your review and I am happy to know you enjoyed Akita. I am so pleased I could accompany your group to the Miracle Convent on the Transfiguration Day. I am looking forward I can show you more Akita and Aomori someday. I'll be waiting to see you again.

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