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World Heritage Hiraizumi, Genbikei Gorge & Geibikei Gorge - Possible to take a day trip from Tokyo

by Nobu
(17) Reviews
7h $ 363 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Genbikei Gorge
  • Chusonji Temple (Konjikido)
  • Geibikei Gorge (boat trip)
  • Shinkansen trip (if coming from Tokyo, Sendai or Morioka)

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362.70 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 46.50
Extra person.
$ 46.50

Overview

This is a tour to visit 3 popular sightseeing places in Iwate. We will visit World Heritage Hiraizumi, Genbikei Gorge and Geibikei Gorge by a wagon taxi and train/bus. You can see the second most prosperous city in 12th century Japan. You will also enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the two different types of gorges.

What to Expect

Hiraizumi was the second most prosperous city (after Kyoto) in the 12th century. If you see several World Heritage sites in Hiraizumi, you can imagine the prosperity of this old city. We will visit Chusonji Temple (Konjikido), Motsuji Temple and some other places.
Genbikei Gorge is a beautiful gorge along Iwaigawa River. You can order flying kakko rice dumplings at the opposite side of the river.
You can also enjoy boat trip in Geibikei Gorge with beautiful songs of a boatman (gondolier).

You will visit the following places:
- Genbikei Gorge
- Takkoku no Iwaya
- Motsuji Temple
- Gikeido
- Chusonji Temple (Konjikido)
- Geibikei Gorge

You can take a day trip from Tokyo, Sendai or Morioka.
If you come from Tokyo, Sendai, or Morioka, you can enjoy a trip on the Shinkansen (bullet train)!

It is definitely worth visiting.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Iwate!

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Organized by Nobu

Licensed Guide
(17) Reviews

Highlights

  • Genbikei Gorge
  • Chusonji Temple (Konjikido)
  • Geibikei Gorge (boat trip)
  • Shinkansen trip (if coming from Tokyo, Sendai or Morioka)

Important

- We will use a wagon taxi from Ichinoseki to Geibikei Gorge and go back to Ichinoseki either by train or bus.
- The temple and the shrine are sacred places. Please behave respectfully while inside them.

City Iwate

Depart From Iwate , Miyagi, Tokyo

Meeting Point At Ichinoseki Station

Ending Point At Ichinoseki Station

Duration 7 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 5 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee
  • pick-up at Ichinoseki Station in Iwate


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee (you and guide)
  • lunch
  • entrance fee (you and guide)
  • offerings to the shrine and temple (if any)
  • Wagon taxi fee: approximately 36
  • 000 Yen for 4 hours (up to 8 people) or
  • Rented car cost: approximately *10
  • 000 Yen ~ for 6 hours (including tax, insurance, and fuel)
  • *depending on the size of a car

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the entrance fee, etc.?

Entrance fees and boat fee are as follows:
- Takkoku no Iwaya: Adult@300 Yen, Student@100 Yen
- Motsuji Temple: Adult@500 Yen, High School Student@300 Yen, Junior High School Student@100 Yen
- Gikeido: Adult & High School Student@200 Yen, Junior High School and Elementary School Student@50 Yen
- Konjikido: Adult@800 Yen, High School Student@500 Yen, Junior High School Student@300 Yen, Elementary School Student@200 Yen
-Geibikei Gorge boat trip fee: Adult@1,600 Yen, Elementary School Student@860 Yen, Child@200 Yen (3 years old or older)
- Transportation from Geibikei to Ichinoseki:@500 Yen (train) or@620 Yen (bus)

How much is an offering?

Depending on you.
Usually small coins (e.g. 5 Yen, 10 Yen, 50 Yen, 100 Yen)

Is it possible to take a day trip from Tokyo or Sendai?

Yes, it is possible. If the guide Needs to accompany you, you Need to bear the transportation fee for the guide.

How can I go to Ichinoseki from Tokyo/Sendai?

You Need to take Tohoku Shinkansen which stops at Ichinoseki Station.

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.

About Nobu


Licensed Guide

(17) Reviews

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  • English ( License )

Hi, I am Nobu, a government certified tour guide.

My main areas as a guide are Tokyo and its Suburbs including Nikko, Hakone and Mt. Fuji. I can also guide you in Chiba, Ibaraki and Kanagawa.

Many people arrive at Narita Airport, but directly go to Tokyo or other areas.
However, there are many good places to visit near Narita.
I have been living in Chiba for more than 25 years and know about this area including Narita very well. If you arrive at or leave Narita Airport and have a half or full day in Narita, please contact me! I am willing to guide you in this area.

Another area I would like to guide you is Tohoku District, including my hometown, Iwate.
There are also many good places, but most people do not know about this District.
You can easily visit there in 2 hours by Shinkansen (Bullet Train).
If you have got a JR pass, you do not Need to worry about transportation fee.
If you are interested in this District, please contact me. I can help you to make a plan.

I am looking Forward to Meeting you soon in Japan!

Nobu
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Reviews ( 17 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Jack

“ Great Guide ”

Great Guide. Very knowledgeable.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Jaslyn

“ Family Friendly ”

Nobu was knowledgeable and helped us navigate the public transport system. We would never have been able to do so on our own. He took us to the major spots and was very flexible.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Matthew

“ Excellent tour, Nobu was knowledgeable, and created a good itinerary. ”

I enjoyed my tour with Nobu. He spoke English fairly well. He was punctual. His itinerary included a trip to the temple and shrine at Asakusa, a river trip, walking through Hamma Rikyu Gardens, and a trip to the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Building with a tremendous 360 degree view. I would highly recommend Nobu.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by SHAYAN

“ Very Humble and Professional Person ”

Mr. Nobu is a very humble and nice person, although my tour with him was a short one, but I found him very helpful and courteous in his attitude. Will highly recommend for his services.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Samantha

“ Lovely Tokyo ”

Nobu was very experienced and answered all our questions. We were very jet lagged and still kept going, He adjusted the itinerary to our needs. He was so nice and showed us all the great spots we should not have missed on our short trip!! The fish market was great, the shoji temple, this beautiful park and an amazing boat ride. We even hat awesome ramen for lunch that we would never would have found on our own!!

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