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

by Nobu
(35) Reviews
7h $ 343 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

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

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343.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 38.72
Extra person.
$ 30.80

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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Highlights

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

Important

I can guide you in Tohoku District including 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 Kanto District including Chiba, Hakone, Ibaraki, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Mt. Fuji, Narita, Nikko, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo and Yokohama, the pick up fee is 3,000Yen.
If you would like me to guide you in any other area, please feel free to contact me.

- 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.

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
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 4 people   Flexible

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 35 )
Tess Tess Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Tokyo Expereience ”

All went well as expected, the group enjoyed the tours tailored for us.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Tess. I am happy to hear that your group enjoyed the tours. Thank you again for spending your 2 days with me. Nobu

Andrew Andrew United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Thanks Nobu!!! ”

I spent 3 days with Nobu and he was wonderful. He picked me up outside my Airbnb, had a great itinerary (I had no idea really what I wanted to do in Japan) and I learned some great things from him during our travels through Tokyo, Mt Fuji, and Kamakura. He speaks English well and is very knowledgable! I would recommend him to anyone!! Thanks Nobu! Andrew

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Andrew. I am glad to know that you enjoyed travels in Japan with me. There are many other good places to visit in Japan which I could not introduce you due to lack of time. I am Looking Forward to visiting those places with you in the next opportunity. Nobu

Barbara Barbara United States ( Family with kids )
Good
3 weeks ago

“ We were hoping for more, we felt like he did not want to be there. ”

We booked Nobu for a 1 day private tour of the Oku Nikko area, it was my family of 4 (2 young boys, my husband and I). Prior to the trip, or when booking, Nobu was excellent! He was responsive to my messages, addressed my concerns, seemed very knowledgeable about things. He was very on it, which is why we booked him. (His pre-trip attitude is what brings Nobu up to 3 stars) However, on the day of the tour, he acted mostly as a translator between us and the driver and took a few family pics of us at our request. Nobu was constantly distracted on his phone when we were out of the taxi, and when we were in the taxi, he was constantly speaking with the driver (obviously in Japanese). He was clearly not going to provide much information to us on his own accord, so I tried my best to ask ques... read more

Nobu:

Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for your review and deeply sorry for not having satisfied you and your family. I had something to be settled urgently by phone on that day, but it was obviously no relation to you. Most of the talks with the driver were discussions to adjust the tour for fitting your family or getting the latest information from him especially colored leaves information because it is changing day by day and I coud not have precise information in advance because I am not living in this area, as you know. I had to talk with the driver in Japanese because he was not able to understand English. Probably I should have explained to you about our talks from time to time so that you did not feel any stress. I will improve my ability as a guide considering your comments. Thank... read more

Carol Carol United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Beautiful Mt. Fuji ”

We were able to see Mt Fuji without clouds on the way up, but by the time we arrived at the bus station, it was starting to get cloudy. Still, a wonderful sight to see, even with clouds. Nobu found a place for us to take a picture in front of Mt Fuji with almost no people around, a little known spot. Great. The only down side was taking the tour on Sunday of a three day national holiday. Traffic was horrible, took 3x as long. Not the fault of Nobu, though. He helped make the best of the situation. English skills were very good, we had no trouble communicating.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Carol. I am glad to know that you enjoyed Mt. Fuji tour even though we faced terrible traffic jams. Since Mt. Fuji shows different view in each season, let's try again in other month! But not on weekend^^;)

Judy Judy Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Great walk around Tokyo ”

Nobu met us at our hotel at the time previously arranged. He was very courteous and very obliging. We walked to different parts of the city and he was very knowledgeable about the area. He showed us how to use the train system. We walked for nearly 4 hours. Highly recommend Nobu and the tour.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Judy. It was my first time to arrange a Walking tour in Tokyo, but I really enjoyed it with you. I am Looking Forward to guiding you in other area for the next opportunity. Nobu

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