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Miharu cherry blossom & Abukuma-do cave customized tour

by Go
6h $ 207 Price up to 7 people

Highlights

  • Abukuma-do cave
  • Takizakura cherry tree
  • Miharu town(Many Weeping Cherry trees)
  • Deko Doll House

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206.80 USD

FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 28.20

Overview

This tour focuses on the rustic beauty of easten area in Fukushima prefecture located between Koriyama city and Iwaki city.
Especially weeping cherry trees in Miharu worth coming to see expressly from Tokyo.
We use public transportation such as buses, taxi and local train of JR Ban'etsu East Line .
You can make a day trip from Tokyo if taking Tohoku Shinkansen.

What to Expect

You can choose a few places to visit from the following sights.
Of course I can arrange your itinerary on your request.
1 Abukuma-do cave (Recommended)
A 3000 meter long limestone cave in eastern Fukushima prefecture discovered in 1969.You can see various beautiful rocks formed over 80 millon years in the carverns. About 600 meters of the carverns are opened to the public now. It takes 5 minutes by taxi from JR kanmata station(approx 1300yen)

2 Miharu town
A lovely little town with a rich cultural and historical heritages. There are several old temples in central Miharu where you can see many old weeping cherry trees.

3 Taki-zakura cherry tree(A national treasure)
An ancient weeping cherry tree (over 1000 years old) and is considered by many as the single most beautiful cherry tree in Japan."Taki" litarally means waterfall. Mid to late April is the best time to view the peak flowering season. Takizakura can be reached by bus from JR Miharu station(15 minutes,1000yen).

4 Takashiba Deko Yashiki
A small community of doll makers which continue to handcraft Miharu paper-mache dolls in the traditional way. Deko means wooden doll. You can tour the workshops and paint their own paper-mache doll. It takes 10 minutes by taxi from Miharu Station(approx 1300yen).

5 Fukushima Sakura Yugaku-sha
An anime museum run by Fukushima Gainax. It houses exhibits on anima production process as well as original drawing. It takes 15 minutes by taxi from JR Miharu station( approx 2000yen).

6 Commutan Fukushima(The Centre for Environmental Creation)
A kind of museum where you can learn radiation and the environment issue in Fukushima. It takes 10 munites by taxi from JR Miharu Station(approx 2000yen).

7 MIharu Herb Hana Garden(Reccomended)
A complex facility which houses gardening shop,cafe, restaurant(lunch buffet 1690 yen), and food market .A very popular spot among locals.It takes 10 minutes by taxi from JR Koriyama Station(approx 2000yen) or 15 minutes by taxi from JR Miharu Station( approx 3000yen).

8 Natsui one thousand cherry trees
A 5000 meter long cherry tree road along Natsui River. Late April is the bast time to visit. It is in front of JR Natsui Station.

9 Rika-chan castle
A two story museum, sore and small scale doll factory for the Licca-chan line of dolls. It takes 10 minutes on foot from JR Ono-Niimachi Station

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Organized by Go

Licensed Guide

Highlights

  • Abukuma-do cave
  • Takizakura cherry tree
  • Miharu town(Many Weeping Cherry trees)
  • Deko Doll House

Important

*Cherry trees in full bloom may not be seen by weather condition.

*I strongly recommend that you should take out travel insurance before leaving your country.
*If you have much baggage, please tell me before the tour starts. There are some coin lockers at JR Koriyama Station and JR Iwaki Station.
* I do reccommend to exchange money beforehand. There are some banks near JR Koriyama Station or JR Iwaki Station.
* It is sensible to purchase Japan Rail Pass before leaving your country.
* If you visit Abukuma-do, please come in shoes which are easy to walk because we go and down the stairs in the cave.

What‘s included
guide fee,round-trip transportation fee to Koriyama Station (guide,4000yen) (If our meeting point is in Iwaki city, the transportation fee will be deducted from the tour fee.)
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide), lunch or dinner(you and guide), entrance fee(1,200 yen for Abukumado cave), etc
Meeting Point
JR Koriyama Station or JR Iwaki Station
Ending Point
JR Koriyama Station or JR Iwaki Station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 7 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is transportation fee?

We basically use train of JR Ban'etsu East Line through this tour.
From Koriyama,Miharu (15 minutes 240 yen) , Kanmata(45 minutes 760 yen), Iwaki(100 minutes 1660yen)
From Iwaki, Kanmata(55minutes 970 yen), Miharu (85 minutes 1490 yen)
From Miharu to Kanmata(30 minutes 500 yen)

Also Highway buses run between Koriyama Station and Iwaki Station(90 minutes 1600yen)

As to the fare of taxi or local bus, please refer to the specific informaton above.

Is it possible to take a day trip from Tokyo or Mito? If so, tell me some rough itineraries.

I have made four rough itineraries below. For your reference.
(From Tokyo)
8:08 a.m. Leave Tokyo station- (Shinkansen"Yamabiko" 8000yen)-9:32 Get off at Koriyama
Plan A(Abukuma-do and Miharu)
9:55a.m. Leave Koriyama-(Local train)- 10:07 Arrive at Miharu- (bus)- See Takizakura(40min)-(bus)-11:30 See Weeping cherry trees and Lunch in Central Miharu(100min)-1:30 p.m.Leave Miharu-(Local train)-2:02 Arrive at Kanmata-(taxi 10 min)-See Abukumado Cave(60min)-(taxi)-3:34 Leave Kanmata-(Local train)-4:20 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama
Plan B(Only Miharu)
9:55 a.m Leave Koriyama-(Local train)-10:07 Arrive at Miharu- See weeping cherry trees in Central Miharu(120min)- 12:30-Leave Miharu town- (bus) -See Takizakura(40 minutes)-(taxi 15 min)- 2:00 p.m.Late Buffet Lunch and Shopping at Miharu Herb garden(90 min)-(taxi 15 min)-4:00 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama
(From Koriyama)
5:05 a.m. Get on Shinkansen"Yamabiko"for Tokyo-6:24 p.m. Arrive at Tokyo.


(From Mito)
7:03 a.m Leave Mito-(local train)-8:36 Arrive in Iwaki
Plan C(Abukuma- do & Miharu)
8:41 a.m. Leave Iwaki-(Local train)- 10:05 Arrive at Miharu-(Bus)- See Takizakura(40min)-(Bus)-11:30 Lunch & see weeping cherry trees in central Miharu (100 min)- 1:30 p.m. Leave Miharu-(local train)- 2:02 Arrive at Kannmata-(taxi 10 min)- Abukumado Cave(60min)-(taxi)-Leave Kanmata 3:54 -(Local train)-4:42 p.m. Arrive at Iwaki.
Plan D(Only Miharu)
8:41 a.m. Leave Iwaki- (Local train)-10:05 Arrive at Miharu-See weeping cherry trees in central Miharu(90min)-12:00 Leave Miharu town-(bus)-See Takizakura(40 min)-(taxi 15 min)-1:30 p.m. Late Buffet Lunch & Shopping at Miharu Herb Garden(90 minutes)-(taxi 15min)-3:20 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama -3:40 Leave Koriyama-(Highway bus)-5:08 p.m. Arrive at Iwaki.
(From Iwaki)
5:21 p.m. Leave Iwaki-(Express Hitachi)- 6:26 p.m.Get off at Mito

I want to see cherry blossoms at night. Is it possible ?

Of course, I can make new itinerary on your request. .For example the tour which starts at 2:00 p.m. and finishes at 8.p.m. is possible,too.

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 Go


Licensed Guide


Contact Go
Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello.My name is Go ,a national certified guide-interpreter. I live in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. Iwaki, about 180 km northeast of Tokyo, is a seaside city blessed with the mild climate and the gateway to the Tohoku district. My favorite things are gardening and listening jazz and fusion. I am a big fan of Hirotaka Izumi, a proficient pianist. I had lived in Auckland,NZ for a year and a half. As a local,I will show great sights of Ibaraki and Fukushima to visitors with sincerity.