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One day Akita Golden Route

by Miwi
7h $ 326 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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325.50 USD

Price up to 7 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

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

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

City Akita

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

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)

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Miwi


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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Thank you for paying your attention on Miwi's tours.

I am a tour guide with national licence of guide interpreter, especially good in Akita. Akita is a prefecture locating south next to Aomori the north tip prefecture of Honshu the main land of Japan, and is facing to the Sea of Japan.

The word Akita may reminds you of DOGS or the MIRACLE STATUE of St. Mary, but there is much more here. The Shirakami Mt. range, the world natural heritage, unique folklores like NAMAHAGE the God's messengers, classical bear hunters MATAGI, beautiful view of the Sea of Japan at the sunset, rice field of world famous label Akita-komachi, sake the rice wine, festivals, various fruits, and so on that I would never end writing up here. Oops! I almost forgot to mention the Samurai Houses district Kakunodate and the Japan Deepest Lake Tazawako!

I was not brought up in Akita nor Tohoku the northern area of Honshu mainland of Japan, but have lived here over 12 years. I was brought up in Tokyo and moved to here unexpectedly (because of my husband's job). I totally had no idea about Akita nor Tohoku then. I am proud that I have the view of an etranger and I can show you what you would be interested in. Tohoku has everything you would wish to Japanese local and classical lives.

Please visit Akita and Tohoku area. This area is not well known to the outer world than its residents yet.
You explore Akita and be the pioneer of this region with Miwi.
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