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

by Nobu
(29) Reviews
7h $ 347 Price 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

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 39.16
Extra person.
$ 31.15

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 5 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 ( 29 )
Andy Andy United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ KIAPA, Japan experience 2018 ”

Nobu, a talented guide. Full responsibility and leadership. He organized our trip together perfectly even tough we have missed Mt. Fuji because of the nature rain and taifun in Osaka during our visit but overall our tour in Japan with Nobu make everyone in the group happy. Thank you for Nobu.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Andy. Unfortunately a big Typhoon was coming during the trip, but I enjoyed being with you and your group. I am Looking Forward to meeting you and your group again in the future. Nobu

James James United States ( Family with kids )
Good
1 month ago

“ No complaints, but Nobu has room for improvement ”

First of all my wife, 12 year old an myself had a great day with Nobu visiting Mt. Fuji and the surrounding areal. Nobu knew the area and was flexible. He did a great job arranging transportation and made us feel comfortable. Some suggestions however that could have made the trip even more enjoyable. Food: Being flexible is very important but also having some go to lunch and snack places in mind is important. When it came to lunch, I felt as if we were looking for food rather than the guide suggesting a couple of places he knew and trusted. Lunch was worrisome instead of an opportunity to experience a good, trusted and familiar local restaurant. Also, since we had a private car, it would have been a nice touch to have provided a few bottles of water. This is common in other private tours ... read more

Nobu:

Dear James, Thank you very much for your frank comments and useful advices for me. Concerning lunch, I feel sorry for not being satisfied. I regret to say that I had limited options in that area. Even so, I should have taken some action for satisfying you. As for bottles of water, the car company usually prepare them, but the driver seemed to forget it. Of course, it was my responsibility. I will make my best efforts to improve my conversational English. Thank you again for your review. I very much appreciate it. Nobu

Andrew Andrew Australia
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Lovely guide ”

Nobu was excellent. Could not find any faults and will be looking to book again.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your Kind review. It is my great pleasure if you were satisfied. I am Looking Forward to seeing you again in November. Nobu

Daniel Daniel United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Nobu was Great ”

Nobu was a great tour guide. He showed us around to some key places in the Tokyo area. Fun day with a knowledgeable and neat guide.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Daniel. It is my great pleasure if you enjoyed the day with me in Tokyo. I am Looking Forward to seeing you again in your next visit to Japan. Nobu

Sanjay Sanjay India ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Tokyo & Hakone visit ”

Nobu is mature, seasoned, conscientious, very knowledgeable guide.He helped us with airport transfers, visit to Hakone and with bullet train tickets. Without his help, we would have been lost in maze of logistics. We were a group of 9 boisterous, excited( by Tokyo standards) Indians wanting to experience Tokyo. Nobu handled all our requests, painstakingly answered all our questions, patiently listened to us. We had a great time👍👍

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Sanjay. It is my great pleasure to hear that you had a good time in Japan. There are many other good places to visit in Japan. I hope you will visit Japan again in the future. Nobu

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