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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Nobu.
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
- 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!
guide fee, pick-up at Ichinoseki Station in Iwate
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
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.
Entrance fees and boat fee are as follows:
- Takkoku no Iwaya: [email protected] Yen, [email protected] Yen
- Motsuji Temple: [email protected] Yen, High School [email protected] Yen, Junior High School [email protected] Yen
- Gikeido: Adult & High School [email protected] Yen, Junior High School and Elementary School [email protected] Yen
- Konjikido: [email protected] Yen, High School [email protected] Yen, Junior High School [email protected] Yen, Elementary School [email protected] Yen
-Geibikei Gorge boat trip fee: [email protected],600 Yen, Elementary School [email protected] Yen, [email protected] Yen (3 years old or older)
- Transportation from Geibikei to Ichinoseki:@500 Yen (train) [email protected] Yen (bus)
Depending on you.
Usually small coins (e.g. 5 Yen, 10 Yen, 50 Yen, 100 Yen)
Yes, it is possible. If the guide Needs to accompany you, you Need to bear the transportation fee for the guide.
You Need to take Tohoku Shinkansen which stops at Ichinoseki Station.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
It was an exciting and interesting visit to Mount Fuji. With a family of 5, we were lucky to see clear blue sky with Mount Fuji clearly visible. We started our day from Shin Okubu at 8.30am and arrived Lake Kawamuchigo at 9.45am. As we were early, there’s no queue and we managed to go for lake cruise without much waiting time. Thanks to Nobu San in planning such an agenda for us. He is definitely a patience, helpful and flexible to accommodate to changes in our plan. We enjoyed the trip to Mount Fuji very much and hope to return in another season for another new scenic experience.
Thank you very much for your review, Lee san. We were lucky enough to see beautiful Mt. Fuji all day and there were no traffic jam and long queue except return drive to Tokyo. I recommend you to visit there in April or May next time. You would enjoy beautiful moss phlox. You can also go up to the 5th Station. Thank you and have a nice stay in Japan. Nobu
It has been an excellent and wonderful experience with guide Nobu San as well as our friendly driver . Thank you for your patience in waiting for us always. Nobu is very knowledgeable and very humble . He takes care of all of us and keep a look out always. I count my blessings to have met such great guide and driver . Nobu keeps a watchful eye and makes sure I get back my correct change amount when I am buying something as well as telling me that it is not compulsory to buy the Mt Fuji photo shot if I don't want to and already had it in my phone ... I will definitely engage and contact Nobu again next time ...Merry Christmas guys . Thank you Nobu and take care ...🙏😊...
Thank you very much for your review, Eileen. I also enjoyed a pleasant time with you and your family. I am looking Forward to Guiding you again next time. Thank you again for spending your time with us. Nobu
Only had a few hours to try and get in a few sites in Tokyo while on a business trip with a client. Nobu was the perfect guide - making sure we were able to see several sites and spend the right amount of time at each. He knew his way around the city perfectly, providing sound advice on how best to go between locations. He provided us with the perfect amount of information about the places we visited. I am sure he could have given a lecture on each location, but Nobu was able to read his audience and provide exactly what we were looking for. I'd highly recommend a tour with Nobu. I will definitely use him again when I am back in town.
Thank you very much for your review, David. It is my pleasure to know that you were satisfied with my tour. We could only visit 3 places in a limited time, but there are a lot of attractive places in Tokyo. I do hope to guide you in such places when you come back to Tokyo. Nobu
Hi. My family and I recently spent a week in Tokyo. One of the places we wanted to visit was Mt. Fuji. I considered booking a daytrip before arriving in Tokyo but I understood that the weather was a big factor in being able to see Mt. Fuji and I was not convinced of the accuracy of the weather forecasts 2-3 weeks before the trip. Also, almost all of the day trips to Mt. Fuji required us to meet a tour bus at a location more central than our lodgings, a hotel in Daiba. (None of the tour buses had pick ups at or near our hotel.) Being unfamiliar with the busy Tokyo metro and subway stations, I was hesitant to venture onto public transportation system especially at rush hour. It was cloudy and rainy about half of the time we were in Tokyo but there was one day when the weather near... read more
Thank you very much for your review, Tony. I am glad to know that you and your family were satisfied with the tour to Mt. Fuji. It is not easy to arrange a private van a day before the tour date, but we were lucky enough to find a car. Since I know there was a Momiji Festival at Lake Kawaguchi in November, I wanted you to see the beautiful colored leaves. I chose the local restaurant because they serve delicious local Foods including Hoto noodle. Thank you again for spending your time with me. I am Looking Forward to meeting you and your family again in the future. Nobu
I had requested a driver with a car, but apparently there was some confusion about that and Nobu arrived at my hotel on time, but on foot. I'm so glad he did after all! Not only did he take me to where I wanted to go, but he was incredibly knowledgable about everything Tokyo. Getting around on the Metro with him was soooo much easier and fun. We even went to the Micro Pig cafe together. As well, I had planned my departure to the airport incorrectly, and if it wasn't for Nobu I probably would've missed my flight! He checked the rail schedule, escorted me to the station, helped me get the right ticket, and helped me navigate the labyrinthine station to my train. I highly recommend Nobu and Triple lights!!
Thank you very much for your review, Jeremy. I feel relieved to hear that you caught your flight! I also feel happy to know that you were satisfied even though we had no car. Micro pigs were lovely and cute! Thank you very much for giving me a chance to visit there. Hoping to meet you again either in Japan or in the U.S. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu