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.
This tour is suitable for the visitors who are interested in Japanese culture. You would be able to feel the life of Japanese people through visiting a Buddhist temple and the traditional brewery.
Chusonji is a temple complex, located on the hill. So you can visit many small halls along the main approach. I'd like you to feel the quiet atmosphere. If it's a sunny day, you can enjoy nice view from the observation platform.
After visiting Chusonji temple, we'll have lunch. Hiraizumi has MOCHI culture. WANKO SOBA is also famous. WANKO means a small wooden bowl. A small quantity of buckwheat noodles is served in each of 24 bowls at once. That's fun! Why don't you try it?
At the SAKE museum, traditional tools and facilities are displayed. Sekino-Ichi brewery produces many kinds of craft beer, using unexpected ingredients such as oyster or Japanese spice SANSHO. Also, there is a restaurant where you can compare the taste of four different glass of beers with explanation about each beer (1200 yen). You may find your favorite beer.
guide fee, bus fare for guide
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.
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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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
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