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Kakunodate Samurai District and Lake Tazawa (private tour from Morioka)

by Akiko
(5) Reviews
6h $ 311 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Lake Tazawa
  • Kakunodate Samurai District (Ishiguro House, Aoyagi House, Gardens at Kawarada and Odano Houses)

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Price up to 8 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Overview

This is a private tour by van or by bullet train and bus from Morioka in Iwate Prefecture to visit Samurai District in Kakunodate and Lake Tazawa in Akita Prefecture. Six samurai residences remain in Kakunodate, making it one of the best places to see an example of a Japanese castle town. Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan, and its sapphire-blue lake is astonishingly beautiful.

What to Expect

*Lake Tazawa
As the deepest lake in Japan with its depth of 423.4 meters, the color of the lake changes from jade green to indigo blue, depending on the season and the depth of light that penetrates the water.

*Kakunodate
--Ishiguro House: The descendant still lives in this house, and he can greet you at the entrance! The Ishiguro Family was the highest rank samurai family existed today in Kakunodate.
---Aoyagi House: In its large estate, there are the main house and six museums where you can touch some of the arms. There is a restaurant where you can try Akita speciality noodle called Inaniwa-udon, and an antique shop.
---Kawarada and Odano were middle class samurai and their beautiful Japanese gardens are now connected and you can walk in the gardens.

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Highlights

  • Lake Tazawa
  • Kakunodate Samurai District (Ishiguro House, Aoyagi House, Gardens at Kawarada and Odano Houses)

Important

At Ishiguro Samurai house, you can enter several Japanese rooms, but you have to take off your shoes.

What‘s included
guide fee only.
What‘s not included
Lunch.
Van (approximately 54600 yen) or bullet train and bus if you choose to use public transportation (for example, if you have a Japan Rail Pass).
Admission fees: Ishiguro House (400 yen), Aoyagi House (500 yen).
Guide transportation.
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Morioka or JR Morioka Station
Ending Point
At your hotel in Morioka or JR Morioka Station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

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.

Reviews ( 5 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Loreta

“ A Good Day at Hakoda Ropeway, Boat Ride at Lake Lowada and Falls at Oirase Gorge ”

Me and my daughter(15 yrs old) had a great time with Akiko, she's organized. She met us up in the hotel on time, travel straight to the spots and explains while travelling. I did learn a lot about Aomori and when to visit best Aomori again. I will surely choose Akiko again.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Maria

“ Gorgeous cherry blossoms with a lovely guide ”

Akiko's English is excellent - the best of any guide we encountered in a 3 week tour through Asia. She was well organized, exceedingly pleasant and arranged a perfect day for us. Our experience began with great communications prior to our departure arranging a private itinerary, Akiko provided immediate answers to any questions. She was interesting and informative. Everything she had arranged was first rate. Bravo Akiko and thank you. Our tour of Hirosaki was the highlight of our visit to Japan.

Excellent
6 months ago |   by Daniel

“ Mahalo Akiko! Aomori Automn Tour ”

Akiko provided our family with a "world class" tour of autumn colors in Aomori! Arrangements and schedule were seamless, and the background history she provided at each attraction was outstanding. Thank you Akiko for making our tour in Japan most memorable! Aloha, The Date Family.

Very Good
7 months ago |   by GRAHAM

“ tour of akito ”

We enjoyed a pleasant day with Akiko. She very knowledgeable and very kind to my wife who is disabled. If we were to return to Japan we would certainly contact here again to do a future tour.

Excellent
8 months ago |   by Caroline

“ Akiko went the extra mile to ensure we enjoyed our trip ”

Akiko spent a lot of time organising and researching so that we had a perfect day. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the special effort made by Akiko. Our agenda went smoothly and we had the best opportunity to spend time at the Samurai houses with the families before it became busy. I would recommend Akiko to anyone looking for a tour as you will be very well looked after.

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