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

by Nobu
(43) Reviews
7h $ 355 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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354.90 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 40.04
Extra person.
$ 31.85

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 ( 43 )
bena Bena Australia ( Family )
Very Good
3 days ago

“ nice pace to see Tokyo ”

Nobu was quick to response, depot booking only 1 day in advance he was able to create a good itinerary of us. Very patience and helpful. Thanks Nobu.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Bena. I feel happy if I could help you to enjoy Tokyo. I hope to visit your shop in Perth with my family in the future! Nobu

Hiyasmin Ledi Hiyasmin Philippines
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Great tour to Mt Fuji ”

Great tour to Mt Fuji even on a busy holiday. We had a fun time and saw a lot of sights in a short time. We all enjoyed it.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review. Unfortunately Jan 2 is one of the busiest days in Japan, so we faced a long queue and a heavy trafic jam. Even so, it is my great pleasure to know that you enjoyed beautiful Mt. Fuji and other sceneries. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

Cheryl Cheryl Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Very dedicated, patient and informed guide that plans ahead ”

We are very happy to have Nobu as our guide during the hectic Christmas and New Year season. We approached Nobu to do a 1 day Fuji tour and 1 day City tour that is catered to our family with 2 young boys ( 4 yo and 21month old). He is on the ball when it comes to replying to our many enquiries as we were extra cautious when we bring our 2 boys. He gave us various options as well as costings quickly which make it easier for our decision making and budgeting during the peak season. During the trip, he was very friendly and help to entertain our little ones here and there when we need to attend to something i.e. we were given pockets of opportunities to buy and gobble down some nice Sashimi in the overly crowded Tsukiji market while Nobu kindly tend to them; My boy vomitted on myself ... read more

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Cheryl. I really enjoyed being with you and your family for the 2 days! I actually had the itinerary for each day, but I did not show it to you because I thought it would be changed from time to time. I should have shown it to you in any Event. I am Looking Forward to meeting you, your husband and your boys again in the future! Nobu

Lilian Lilian Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Mount Fuji ”

Nobu was a great guide. He designed our tour according to my request. He speaks good english and very accommodating. He brought us to the beautiful places in Fuji. I highly recommend him.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Lilian. I feel happy if you and your family enjoyed beautiful Mt. Fuji. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

Dante Dante Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Very Accommodating ”

We booked Nobu for 1 day Mt Fuji Tour. We were group of eleven. He was very nice and accommodating but we got little information from him. We expected more.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Dante. I feel sorry for not giving enough information for you. I will improve my guide skills especially what you pointed out. Thank you again for your frank comments which are very useful for me. Nobu