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World Heritage Hiraizumi

by Tamada
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4h $ 312 up to 10 people


  • Motsu-ji
  • Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage center
  • Chuson-ji
  • Muryoko-in Ato

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311.50 USD

total price for up to 10 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Hiraizumi was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2011.There is a well-preserved group of temples and gardens that were created on Buddhism, especially the thought of Pure Land Buddhism.

We'll visit four popular sites with a loop-line bus.
First, we'll visit Motsu-ji. It has been doubly recognized as a special historic site and special place of scenic beauty.It has a remarkably cultural value.

Hiraizumi cultural Heritage center shows you the whole history of Hiraizumi. It's glorious and sad.You'll be versed in this area,which will make the following sightseeing more enjoyable.

One of the World heritage, Chuson-ji temple is the highlight of this tour.
Its Uniqueness is attributed to its place which is surrounded with beautiful woods and ponds.On the top of the hill the golden hall,konjikido is seated quietly.

Muryokoin-ato used to have great temples in the style of Amida hall of Byodo-in of Uji out side of Kyoto.(Byodo-in is on 10 yen coin) although they are transformed into paddyland,leaving pond remains and fountain stones. It was carefully calculated and built to see sun set directly into the mountain at equinox for worship.

While the Pure Land gardens of Hiraizumi are fashioned from concepts learned from Kyoto's gardens, they also offer a brief glimpse into the influence of ancient Chinese gardens.
These special historic sites are always with scenic beauty.
You'll see historical architecture being harmonized with peripheral natural scenery.

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  • Motsu-ji
  • Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage center
  • Chuson-ji
  • Muryoko-in Ato


City Iwate

Meeting Point JR Hiraizumi station

Ending Point JR Hiraizumi station

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 10 people

What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • transportation fee (guide from Sendai)

What‘s not included
  • lunch
  • entrance fee (chusonji 800yen, motyuji 500yen)
  • Your transportation fee (400yen)

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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.

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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.

Organized by Tamada

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Hello.I'm a licensed guide,Chie Tamada. I'm quite familiar with Sendai and the surrounding districts such as Matsushima,one of the Japanese 3 greatest views, Hiraizumi, which is a world heritage know n as an ancient golden city and various hot springs.
I am also a story teller.I know many folktales which will help you develop your interest in this country.

Reviews ( 1 )

4 months ago |   by Alexander

“ Had a wonderful experience in Matsushima with this guide. ”

I had a truly wonderful experience in visiting Matsushima by using Tamada-san as a guide. Her knowledge, kindness and humour allows me to enjoy my visit in Matsushima. She brought me to lots of interesting places there (such as Matsushima island cruise, Zuiganji, Kanrantei) and I really learned a lot from them. She is also very flexible and was able to accommodate her itinerary to include other places which I want to visit. We are becoming a good friends and I would certainly use her service again when visiting Sendai or Fukushima area.

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