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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.

Highlights

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

Information

City Iwate
Depart From Iwate , Miyagi, Tokyo
Meeting Point At Ichinoseki Station
Ending Point At Ichinoseki Station
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
I can guide you in Akita, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata only if you could bear my transportation fee of 8,000Yen. (Sorry, but I usually live in Chiba.) For other area, the pick up fee is 3,000Yen. If you have any specific request, please feel free to contact me.
Booking
7h
When?

People

351.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 45.00 USD
extra person. 45.00 USD

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!


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

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.

Extras (optional)

extra hour. 45.00 USD
extra person. 45.00 USD

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day 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.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Catherine
2 weeks ago , ( Friends ) , From: Malaysia

“ Easy breezy ”

The guided tour was really relaxing n Mr Nobu allowed us ample time to do as we wish. We were on a budget and he courteously told us the dos and don'ts of where to go and where to eat. Great guy! Thanks Mr Nobu.

Nobu:
Dear Catherine, Thank you very much for your booking and Kind Review. I am glad to know that you felt happy with my tour. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Tokyo! Best regards, Nobu

Yulie Yulie
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Indonesia

“ Well Organised & Very Helpful Tour Guide ”

Mr Nobu very helpful , very good in timing & Knowledgeable tour guide as he covered everything as mention in ittinerary. Great day & very happy with his guide. All in all an excellent tour 👍Thank you & very recommended Mr Nobu is the BEST Tour Guide ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nobu:
Dear YuLie, Thank you very much for a wonderful review. I also enjoyed spending time with you and your family. I look forward to meeting you again in the future. Best regards, Nobu

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Mark
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ We tour Japan with Nobu ”

I went to Tokyo to visit again after a long absence. I went with my wife and adult son. I brought pictures and descriptions of items I wanted to purchase ( coffee, tea, a kitchen knife, etc ). Nobu took us around to all the shops so we could accomplish this goal. On the second day we took the bullet train north to Nobu's home town. We went to Temples and shrines and viewed cherry blossoms. That night we stayed in a Japanese inn owned by a friend of Nobu. Enjoyed the baths, meals and the true Japanese experience. Thanks again Nobu for all your help.

Nobu:
Dear Mark, Thank you very much for your review. It is my pleasure to have taken you to the places where you wanted to go. I also hope you enjoyed your visit in Iwate. Best regards, Nobu

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AIDAN
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Nice trip around Tokyo with a highlight being the Hama Rikyu gardens visit and the river trip to Akasaka that followed ”

Very courteous. efficent and flexible tour guide who hosted us very well. All arrangements went very smoothly

Nobu:
Dear Aidan, Thank you very much for your Review. It is my great pleasure if you could enjoy your stay in Tokyo. I hope your children like "sukajan" (enbroindered jacket) got in Asakusa. Best regards, Nobu

Stefana Stefana
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Wonderful day in Tokyo ”

Our guide Nobu met us at our hotel as planned. We set out to visit the fish market. Nobu showed us some hidden quiet areas I'm sure we would not have found on our own. Next we visited a park and saw the cherry blossoms. Nobu did a nice job of showing us around a few areas we had not previously visited.

Nobu:
Dear Stefana, Thank you very much for your Review! It was good that you could see the cherry blossoms in full bloom. I recognized you and your family know about Japan very well. But there still exist many good places to visit. I look Forward to guiding you to such places in the future. Best regards, Nobu

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