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


Iwate
6 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

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

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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Morioka or JR Morioka Station
Ending Point At your hotel in Morioka or JR Morioka Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

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.

Important

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

Cancellation Policy

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

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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Ariella Ariella Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Amazing 2 day tour ”

We had 2 wonderful days with Alkiko. We would High recommend booking with Akiko

Akiko:

Thank you! It was my pleasure to travel with you all. Two great families!

olivia Olivia Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ Very helpful and knowledgeable ”

Akiko was very helpful and we enjoyed our trip in Akita with her. She's very friendly , excellent communication skill. She organized our tour very well and maximized our day. Thank you

Akiko:

It was my pleasure! I hope everyone enjoyed the cold weather at the beginning of winter. Best wishes. Akiko

Edward Edward Australia
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Odate dogs and Magewappa ”

The perfect experience as Akiko organised everything to perfection and was very patient in explaining things. She also had back up plans. We were able to see Akita dogs and the traditional cherry bark craft. Thanks again Akiko and hope to engage your services next time we are Japan.

Akiko:

Thanks, Edward. Happy to see you all again at the noodle restaurant after the tour. Hope you enjoyed another day in Akita, and explore more during your stay in Japan.

Carolyn Carolyn United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amori Prefecture Tour including Oirase Gorge and Stream, Lake Towada boat cruise, and Seiryuji Temple, and Japanese Pizza! ”

Akiko planned a wonderful tour for us for the one day we had to tour Aomori Prefecture. Excellent planning, very flexible to meet our needs, and wonderful personality. We enjoyed the day so very much!

Akiko:

Happy to know that you really enjoyed the day including pizza! I hope to see you again in Colorado some time in the future. Warmest regards, Akiko

Loreta Delia Loreta Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ 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.

Akiko:

Loreta, It was very nice seeing you again near the train station the other day! Happy to learn that you enjoyed the one day excursion outside the city. I hope you visit Aomori again during the different season next time. Thank you again!

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