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SAKE brewery and Chuson-ji, Hiraizumi

6 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This tour covers MUST-SEE sites of Hiraizumi. This includes Chuson-ji temple, famous for the Golden Hall, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Everybody will be amazed by the magnificent hall. After visiting more historical sites, let's try eating local specialities, such as MOCHI rice cake or SOBA noodles. When we visit Sekino-Ichi brewery, you can learn how to make SAKE there.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuko.

  • Chusonji temple

  • Sekino-ichi Brewery

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Departure & Return

Depart From 一関
Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At JR Hiraizumi station
Ending Point At JR Ichinoseki station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, bus fare for guide

What‘s not included

transportation fee


entrance fee(Chusonji ¥800/adult, )


As Chuson-ji temple complex is on the hill, I recommend you to wear walking shoes. First 100-meter-slope is very steep but the rest of the way is relatively easy. If you have any troubles to climb up the hill , for example back or knee pain, you can directly go to the top by taxi.

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.

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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 ( 1 )
4.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Tony Tony Japan
Very Good
3 years ago

“ A great afternoon sampling historic sites in Ichinoseki Town, including a sake and beer brewery ”

Ichinoseki is usually a transfer point for visiting the incredible culture and history of Hiraizumi, the nearby World Heritage Area. Within limited time, Yuko walked me around a few of the key sites of Ichinoseki Town, the first being a restored samurai house from those fairly recent days when Ichinoseki was a castle town. Yuko has a lot of interesting local knowledge. Together with a volunteer guide stationed at the House, we wandered around the many rooms of what effectively for entertaining guests. We then moved to the Sekino-Ichi Sake and Beer Brewery just up the road. Yuko had arranged for fantastic personal tour of the associated Sake Museum, and then the Brewery. Yuko is very knowledgeable and helpful. Yuko enthusiastically share the sites, history and culture of the ... read more


Dear Tony, Thank you for your kind message. As you know much about Japanese things, this tour had to be suitable for you. I'm happy to hear your words of praise. If it's possible, could you please tell me about the reasons for the four stars?There may be any inconveniences of the tour or my drawback. Please let me know about it for my future. Thank you very much. Kind regards, Yuko

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