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Best of Aomori with Great Statue of Buddha, archaeological site and Nebuta museum

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7h $ 279 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Great Statue of Buddha
  • Sannai Maruyama archaeological site
  • Nebuta Museum

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Price up to 8 people
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What to Expect

Aomori City is located on the northern tip of Honshu, the biggest island, and is a port city with a beautiful city skyline and a magnificent mountain range in the background. You first head for the Great Statue of Buddha, the tallest seated bronze statue of Buddha in Japan. Its characteristic is that the Buddha wears a crown on his head and makes a Zen meditation hand gesture. Then you head for the Sannai Maruyama archaeological site, where ancient people lived for about 1,500 years from 5,500 to 4,000 years ago. You can see their lives with things they actually made and used in several dwellings that were precisely reconstructed based on the scientific and archaeological data. On your way back, you will visit the Nebuta Museum. Nebuta are lantern floats, which march along the main street of downtown Aomori during the summer festival.

Brief Info about Nebuta
The floats are made of paper and wire with lots of light bulbs inside. Its origin is unknown as it has a long history. Some say it's about 300 years old, others say 500 years old. And there are several theories about its origin. The most influential one is that Nebuta was used in local communities in those days to get rid of sleepiness of the farmers while they were working during hot summer days.

Nebuta consists of such components as the drum, the bamboo flute and noisemakers as well as its big float with scary faces of warriors because Nebuta is thought to be used to scare enemies during the battle. People who dance to the music of Nebuta marching with the floats along the street downtown also play an important role for Nebuta. The Nebuta Festival is held from August 2 to 7 and attracts more than 3 million visitors from home and abroad.

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Organized by Hiroyuki

Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Great Statue of Buddha
  • Sannai Maruyama archaeological site
  • Nebuta Museum

Important

City Aomori

Meeting Point At your hotel in Aomori or at Aomori Port

Ending Point At your hotel in Aomori or Aomori Port

Duration 7 hours

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 8 people

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • public transportation fare for you and your guide (about 1,000 yen/person) and taxi fare (about 3,000 ~ 6,000 yen/group)
  • and entrance fee (1,000 yen/person)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. We are on a cruise ship. Would it be possible for you to meet us at the port?

Yes, in that case, I'll be able to meet you at the port and take you back to the ship after the tour.

I want to visit other sightseeing spots. Will that be possible?

Yes, the plan can be altered to suit your preferences. Extra charge will be added as taxi fare if the places are far away from your hotel or Aomori port.

I want you to arrange for a taxi or a van to visit sightseeing spots. Will that be possible?

Yes, the charge for a van is about 7,000 yen per hour here.

Can I add more people to join this tour?

I'm afraid not. If the number of people is more than three, we are moving by van that can accommodate as many as 10 people including a driver and a guide. So 8 is the maximum.

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 Hiroyuki


Licensed Guide

(4) Reviews

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Response Time 7 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

As a national licensed guide-interpreter, I'd like to tailor your tours to meet your individual needs as well as show you around places of scenic beauty and historical interest. I can show you around the entire Aomori Prefecture and the southern Hokkaido including Hakodate. Aren’t you interested in visiting Japanese schools and talking with the students and teachers, for example? Leave it all to me. You name it, I’ll make it possible for you.

I lived in San Francisco from 1983 to 1985 and majored in MATEFL (Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at San Francisco State. Just call me George if it's easier for you to call. read more


Reviews ( 4 )

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Ronald

“ Excellent guide ”

We used guides throughout Japan on our trip and Hiroyuki or Yuki spoke the best English. Highly recommend.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Yvonne

“ Pleasant day with Yuki ”

We were glad to have Yuki as our private tour guide in Hakodate. He was very prompt, attentive and thoughtful in adjusting our itinerary. He showed us the beautiful sights by using public transportation.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Paul

“ Great tour! ”

The tour was well thought out and organized. Also, Yuki was flexible and able to make last minute changes to the tour based upon weather. We had a great time!

Very Good
1 year ago |   by Yin

“ Hakodate trip ”

Yuki-san is knowledgeable and speaks prefect English.

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