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Nostalgic Japan in Iwamura,Gifu : Castle town of Lady Samurai & magnificent Ruins


Gifu
9.5 Hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

A well‒preserved hidden castle town, Iwamura, makes you feel warped into Edo era. Strolling around old houses and shops along the tranquil street, you will reach the ruins of the castle on the hill. Photogenic townscapes reveal the quintessence of Japanese beauty with a tragic story of the chatelaine. You also visit Hiroshige Museum of Art that exhibits lots of Ukiyoe prints of Utagawa Hiroshige.

Itinerary

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  • Enjoying the most rural scenic view by local train

  • Exploring authentic castle town

  • Hiking to the ruins of Iwamura Castle

  • Strolling through traditional houses and gardens

  • Eating local foods such as Gohei-mochi, Udon-noodles and Sake tasting in brewery

  • Visitting Hiroshige Museum of Ukiyoe-Art

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Departure & Return

Depart From Nagoya , Gifu
Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Nagoya or at the JR Nagoya station
Ending Point At JR Nagoya station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee and hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Besides guide fee, you have to prepare about 7000yen/person for both you and guide on the tour day. The details are as follows:transportation fee about 5000yen/person, entrance fee about 1200yen/person,entrance fee about 800yen/person.However, if you you have Japan Rail Pass(JRP), it goes down 4000yen/person except for guide

Important

I can guide in Kyoto in case you support transportation fee.

If you are interested in hiking old highway Nakasendo, it is possible for you to walk a part of the route between Magome and Tsumago after visiting Iwamura town. In that case, you have to skip visitting both the ruins of the castle and Hiroshige Museum. Please feel free to ask to arrange the tour as you want.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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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Reviews ( 18 )
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Dian Dian United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ His weather prediction was more accurate than the Meteorological Agency :) ”

We had a very enjoyable 4 hours of hiking in the valley and woods between Magome and Tsumago, or what is known as the Nakasendo trail, with Tetsuji-San. Since the planning stage, Tetsuji answered every question that we had and he suggested route and things to do. He was thorough in his planning. When we met, he gave us brochures and other printed materials about the history of the trail as well as the village, Tsumago, where we will spend a night. Once we arrived at the village where we’d start the walk, he took us to couple of eating places. He encouraged us to try some of the local food. Making sure we had good energy before the walk :). Do try the Gohei-mochi. We had one during our stay in Tsumago. It was delicious and seriously addictive. :) He was knowledgeable and also... read more

TETSUJI:

I appreciate your excellent review. Yes, the key factor of our tour was the weather. Actually, I had been worried about it considering plan B until the tour started, but we had the best day for walking in the end. I can’t help realizing that you and your family members brought such a fortune for yourselves. I hope you will visit central Japan,especially Gifu, again. I am really looking forward to seeing you.

Edward Edward Singapore ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Well versed and engaging guide ”

We did the Magome to Tsugama section of the nakasendo trail tetsuji arrive punctually at the hotel where we stayed to meet us and the meat are we to magome efficiently and quickly without any delays and extremely comfortable SB decided to choose riding reserved seats in the train. Also he advised a taxi from the train station to the start point so as to not wait more than 20 minutes for the next bus. It was good advise as we had lots more time to enjoy the trek. He was informative and made great attempt to answer our questions! Some perhaps too botanical! He recommended a few local snacks which were delightful and ended with coffee before returning to Nagoya. He spent 9 hours with us and returned to Nagoya with us where we parted ways. All together we had a very pleasant day and were bless... read more

TETSUJI:

Thank you for quick review. I am so relieved to know that you are satisfied with my tour and guiding. Actually, I enjoyed myself walking through pleasant communication with you and your wife.I have also noticed that I should have lots of subjects to study and prepare for guests. I repeatedly thank you again and look forward to seeing you again.

gil Gil Israel ( Couple )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Vacation in Japan ”

Tetsuji is great guided tours. He took us to wonderful places and a good restaurant. I recommend him very much Gil

TETSUJI:

Thank you for the quickest review. I am grateful for your good words. I hope you will stay happy and fit. Thank you again and take care.

Charlene Charlene United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Exceptional Trip!!! ”

Very happy to tour with Tetsuji-san! We arranged a visit to Mino for traditional Washi (paper) crafts, as well as Seki for the Sword museum and a knife making factory tour. In addition to planning a great day in Mino & Seki, he helped keep us on schedule with trains, arranged a delicious lunch, and did a great job of answering our questions. After the trip, Tetsuji was kind enough to send us pictures he had taken of us during the day to help with the memory book of our vacation. Excellent communication during pre-trip planning, as well as during the day of our trip. It was such a relief to have Tetsuji with us in these areas of Japan less traveled by tourists. Highly recommended!

TETSUJI:

Thank you so much for your great review, Charlene. I am happy to have known that you and Kyle seemed to have enjoyed realizing some Japanese culture throughout my guided tour. I hope you will visit Japan again and spend some happy time with me someday.

Troy Troy United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Very pleasant and accomodating ”

Very pleasent and well prepared. He took us to a restaurant that specializes in Uniagi and Ayu. The tour of the knife factory that he set up was excellent. He was able to keep us on schedule which is not an easy task.

TETSUJI:

Thank you for quick review for my tour. I am relieved to know you are satisfied with my tour against some inconvenience. I was happy to communicate with you and your family members all the time. I hope to see you if you have a chance to visit central Japan area again. I have just sent some photos with some comment to your address. Please enjoy it and give my best regards to others.

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