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

by Nobu
(51) 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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(51) Reviews
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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 ( 51 )
Franz Franz Austria ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Good English, excellent knowledge ”

Did a very good job, very good English, excellent knowledge about places visited

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Franz. I hope you can see the beautiful Mt. Fuji for the next chance. Nobu

Kathy Kathy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Day In Tokyo With Nobu ”

We needed both a guide and driver to pick us and our luggage up at the end of a cruise. Nobu arranged for the car and driver, arrived promptly at the cruise terminal at the time agreed upon and was extremely flexible with our itinerary. We couldn't have asked for a better one day tour of Tokyo. Nobu is a very kind and knowledgable man and we would not hesitate to hire him again. He even helped us with our luggage at our hotel at the end of the day. Thanks again for a great day, Nobu!

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Kathy. I am glad to know that you were satisfied with the tour with me. I am Looking Forward to seeing you again in the future! Nobu

Kirk Kirk Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing trip to the Tokyo G-cans! ”

I contacted seven different tour guides, both the top rated guides on this site and on two other sites to take us on a Tokyo G-cans tour. None of the guides I contacted would take us, as the tour was slightly out of the ordinary for them...Thankfully this site put me in touch with the guide Nobu-san and he happily organised the whole tour for us. Nobu planned it perfectly, despite never having been there before. He was on-time to meet us, quietly spoken, very friendly and did well to translate for us while on the tour. We had a great time. I would strongly suggest Nobu, particularly if you want to do something slightly different to all the other tourists in Japan. Thanks again Nobu!

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Kirk. It was an exciting tour for me, too. It is my pleasure to guide guests to different places from standard Tourist courses because I can learn a lot from such tours. Thank you again for giving me a chance to visit G-cans, Kirk. Nobu

Chee Hung Chee Malaysia ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wonderful day visiting Mount Fuji ”

As I wanted to visit Mount Fuji and didn't research on how to get there, I skimmed through available travel guides on TripleLights to take me there and Nobu san was recommended to me through another travel guide. Nobu san was a great and knowledgeable guide - he provided good information of the mountain and its surroundings. He timed our visit well which included visits to the panoramic viewing area by cable car, the boat ride at Lake Kawaguchi and a park nearby. The day was complimented by great view of Mount Fuji as the weather was perfect that day and I took many picture perfect photos and videos of Mount Fuji. It was a day well spent! Thank you Nobu san and TripleLights.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Lee san! I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was really a good day to see Mt. Fuji and I also enjoyed the beautiful mountain. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

Mara Mara Switzerland ( Solo )
Good
1 month ago

“ Visit to mount Fujy ”

Good trip however unfortunately the weather was not the best for the day. I found a bit too long the trip by bus, maybe worth to inform that half of the day will be spent on travelling. For the rest it was a good day.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Mara. Unfortunately it was snowing on that day. I regret to say I could not control the weather. I thought you understood how long we had to ride on a bus in Advance by the itinerary. Maybe I should have reminded you more clearly. I appreciate your comment. Best regards, Nobu

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