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Miharu,Fukushima cherry blossoms customized tour

by Go
7h $ 198

Highlights

  • Takizakura cherry tree(National Treasure)
  • Abukuma-do limestone cave
  • Castle Town Miharu (Old temples ,Buffet Lunch , etc)
  • Hanamiyama Park, Fukushima city(various spring flowers )
  • Deko Doll House, Koriyama
  • Beautiful Peach Flowers & Azaleas around Koriyama City(Peak time is until early May)
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198.00 USD

People People
1 person 198.00 USD
2 people 207.00 USD
3 people 216.00 USD
4 ~ 7 people 225.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.00

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 basically 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

If you take this tour, you can enjoy the wonderful spring sceneries of Fukushima prefecture.
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 and its surroundings (Highly recommended)
Miharu is a lovely little town with rich cultural and historical heritages. There are several old temples in central Miharu where you can see many old weeping cherry trees( The bloom time may be April 2 to 12). In addition, from late April to early May, you can also see the colorful landscape of peach flowers around Koriyama city and Miharu.


3 Taki-zakura cherry tree(A national treasure. Highly Recommended)
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 April(Might be April 6 to14) 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 MIharu Herb Hana Garden(Recommended)
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).

6 Natsui one thousand cherry trees,Ono town
A 5000 meter long cherry tree road along Natsui River. Late April is the best time to visit. It is in front of JR Natsui Station.

7 Hanamiyama Park, Fukushima city(Highly Recommended)
Hanami-yama literally means " Flower viewing hill". This is the one of the most popular flower parks in Fukushima prefecture. From late March to mid April, you can see many kinds of beautiful flowers. Fukushima city can be reached by Shinkansen(15 min) or local train (50 min) from Koriyama.
Why not try the disk-dumprings , popular local cuisines after flower viewing ?

8 Janohana Park, Motomiya
Especially wisterias are very beautiful.(Bloom time is late April to early May.)

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Highlights

  • Takizakura cherry tree(National Treasure)
  • Abukuma-do limestone cave
  • Castle Town Miharu (Old temples ,Buffet Lunch , etc)
  • Hanamiyama Park, Fukushima city(various spring flowers )
  • Deko Doll House, Koriyama
  • Beautiful Peach Flowers & Azaleas around Koriyama City(Peak time is until early May)

Important

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

I can guide you in Tokyo and Chiba area if you pay my transpotation fee.

*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 JR Japan Rail Pass before leaving your country(7 days 29,110 yen).
* 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 the meeting point( for guide)
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 ,Fukushima Station ,Iwaki Station or at your hotel near those stations
Ending Point
JR Koriyama Station , Fukushima Station , Iwaki Station or at your hotel near those stations
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 7 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is transportation fee?

We basically use local trains through this tour. Of course I can arrange the plan if you want to use a chetered taxi.

(JR Train)
From Koriyama,Miharu (15 minutes 240 yen) , Kanmata(45 minutes 760 yen), Iwaki(100 minutes 1660yen), Fukushima(50 min, 840 yen. ※By Shinkansen 15 min,1,700 yen)

From Miharu station, Extra buses are operated for Taki-zakura(round-trip fare : 1,000yen).
From Fukushima station, Extra buses are operated for Hanamiyama (round-trip fare : 500 yen).
From Kanmata station, we use a taxi for Abukuma-do cave(one way 1,600 yen)

If we use a charterd taxi from Koriyama to see cherry blossoms of Miharu area,it would cost 12,000 to 15,000 yen(for 3 hours).

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

I have made some plans below. For your reference.
Of course, I can rearrange the plan on your request.
For example, we can visit Hanamiyama Park first, then visit Miharu after lunch.

(From Tokyo)
7:32 a.m. Depart from Tokyo station- (Shinkansen"Yamabiko" 8000yen)-8:55 Koriyama - 9:10 Fukushima

(In the morning)
PlanA(train & taxi)
9:55 a.m. Leave Koriyama-(local train)-10:07 Arrive at Miharu- (taxi or bus)-10:30 Takizakura cherry blossoms -(taxi or bus)- 12:00 Local cuisine lunch at Central Miharu
PlanB(chartered taxi)
9:00 a.m. Leave Koriyama-(chartered taxi)-See rural flower landscape & Takizakura-11:30 Buffet lunch & Shopping at Miharu Herb Garden

( In the afternoon)
Plan A(Abukuma -do cave)
1:30 p.m.Leave Miharu Station-(Local train)--2:02 Arrive at Kanmata-(taxi 10 min)-See Abukumado Cave(50min)-(taxi 1,600 yen)-3:34 Leave Kanmata-(Local train)-4:20 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama
Plan B( Miharu Town)
1:30 p.m.Take a walk and visit temples, sake brewary and cafe (There are many old weeping cherry trees in Central Miharu) ※Visiting Deko Doll House is also a good idea( 10 minutes by taxi)-4:08 Leave Miharu-(train)- 4:20 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama
Plan C(Hanamiyama Park)
1:40 p.m. Depart from Koriyama-(local train)- 2:26 Arrive at Fukushima-(Bus 15 min)-3:00 Hanamiya Park(90 min)-(bus)- 5:00 p.m. Fukushima station




(From Fukushima &Koriyama)
5:16 p.m. Depart from Fukushima-( Shinkansen"Yamabiko")- 5:30 Koriyama- 6:48 p.m. Arrive at Tokyo.

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 1:00 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 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.