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

by Nobu
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7h $ 347 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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347.10 USD

total price for up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 44.50
Extra person.
$ 44.50

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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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 1 to 5   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.

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 before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Nobu


National Certified Guide

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  • English ( License )

Hi, I'm Nobuhiro Sato. Please call me Nobu.
I am a national licensed tour guide.

I have been living in Chiba for more than 25 years.
Many people arrive at Narita Airport, but just pass through Chiba.
However, there are many good places to visit!
That is why I am focusing on the introduction of this area.
You can visit those places from either Tokyo or Narita by half-day or one-day trip.

Another area I am focusing on is Iwate, my hometown.
It takes more or less 2 hours from Tokyo to Iwate by Shinkansen. It means it is almost equal to the distance between Tokyo and Kyoto! If you have got a JR pass, you do not Need to worry about transportation fee.

Of course, I can guide you in Tokyo!

If you are interested in any of my tours, please feel free to contact me.
I believe you will be satisfied with my tours.

So, see you soon in Japan! read more


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