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Two days Exploration of the Dewa Three Mountain shrine from Tokyo

by Yuki
(120) Reviews
2 days $ 364 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The five story pagoda in a forest (National treasure and Michelin ★★)
  • The main shrine and other small sanctuaries
  • Walking down the long steep steps (Michelin ★★★)
  • Experience a Shinto style morning ceremony

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364.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 45.50

Overview

This tour explores the Dewa Three Mountain Shrine in Yamagata prefecture.
The shrine has a very big five story pagoda which is recognized as national treasure and obtained Michelin two stars. Walking the long steep steps in the forest recognized as Michelin three stars is something different from other places in Japan.

What to Expect

On the first day, you can observe the very big 5 story pagoda built in Edo period in a forest which recognized as national treasure and obtained Michelin two stars.
We will stay at a shrine lodge for ascetic people and recommended to attend a Shinto style morning ceremony. Although it obtained Michelin three stars, walking upward the 2km long steep steps in a forest will be too hard for ordinary people including the guide, so we will enjoy the scene by walking down the steps after visiting the main shrine by taking a bus from the lodge in the morning of the second day. If you are interested please visit my Blog in TripleLights HP (https://triplelights.com/guide/post/1845)

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Highlights

  • The five story pagoda in a forest (National treasure and Michelin ★★)
  • The main shrine and other small sanctuaries
  • Walking down the long steep steps (Michelin ★★★)
  • Experience a Shinto style morning ceremony

Important

This tour is only available from May to November due to luck of lodging, and it will be more comfortable from June to October

The tour will be available for 7 months from May to November due to luck of lodging but it will be more comfortable from June to October.
The lodge is different from ordinary hotels or inns. We will sleep on a separate mattress with a quilt cover on tatami floor in a same wide room.
This tour will starts from Tokyo.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
transportation cost ( you and guide)
lunch ( you and guide)
lodging cost ( you and guide)
Depart From
Yamagata , Tokyo
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Duration
2 days
Starting time
09:30 AM
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation cost ?

It is about 28,000 JPY per person for a return trip from Tokyo to the shrine.

How to book the shrine lodge and how much is the lodging cost ?

I will book it for you.
The cost is about 8,000 JPY per person, including dinner and breakfast.
You may need cash payment at the shrine lodge.

Can you provide tours to other area in Yamagata ?

Please ask me, I will do my best by using public transportation as much as possible to answer your request. But tour to other mountains like Mt. Gassan and Mt. Yudono will not be possible until Summer due to transportation and cold weather of high mountains.

How is the itinerary of the tour ?

the following is a typical iterniary
First day
9:30 Pick up at your hotel
10:16 Shinkansen at Tokyo for Niigata
12:33 Local train at Niigata for Tsuruoka
14:32 Bus to the shrine entrance
15:30 Check in the shrine lodge
16:00- 17:00 Tour to the 5 story pagoda
18:00-20:00 Hot bath and Dinner (Shojin )
20:00-23:00 free
Second day
6:30 Morning ceremony ( optional )
7:00-8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Bus to the main shrine
9:00-12:00 Tour of the main shrine and walking down to the entrance of the shrine
12:10 Bus for Tsuruoka
12:45 Lunch and Shopping at Tsuruoka
14:46 Local train at tsuruoka for Niigata
16:49 Shinkansen at Niigata for Tokyo
19:00 Arrive at Tokyo
19:30 return to your hotel

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

Reviews ( 120 )

Very Good
13 hours ago |   by Meher

“ Good trip with a knowledgeable guide. ”

Good trip with a knowledgeable guide. Thanks!

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Sharis

“ Wonderful Day in Tokyo ! ”

I came to Japan as a solo female traveler and figured it would be a good investment to tour the Tokyo area with a local, and I do not regret doing it with Yuki one bit. I spent about half a day with him and we went to the Tsukiji Fish Market, Akihabara, Meji Shrine, Asakusa and the Senso-Ji Temple. He was extremely accommodating (met me at my hotel and traveled with me back) and knowledgeable on the history and facts of each place we visited. The best part about being with Yuki was that he took me to a great local sushi restaurant and he also brought me around to the the best street food places I have ever had! I would highly recommend doing a tour with him as I had a wonderful time.

Excellent
5 days ago |   by JIMMY

“ Excellent Way To Visit Around ”

This was our first time using a private tour guide and we're very happy to say all well great on our visit to Kamakura. Yuki was prompt at arriving at our hotel, taking us to the subway and around the various areas in Kamakura. The pace was great and to our liking. We even discovered that Yuki had previously lived in Chicago (where we're from) in the past. I would recommend Yuki to all.

Excellent
6 days ago |   by Brian

“ Great custom day trip to Hakone ”

Yuki did a great job with our family -- two parents and 4 kids ages 16 through 6. Yuki picked us up at our hotel in Tokyo, helped us navigate the Shinkansen and bus to Hakone, and guided us around the sites of Hakone, and then got us to our ryokan where we were staying that night. He called the ryokan when we first arrived and arranged to have them pick up our bags, and again at the end of the day of siteseeing to pick us up. Everything worked perfectly. Yuki is a calm and expert guide, and was patient with us and all the kids explaining the highlights and allowing us to dictate the pace of the day. He took us on the typical circle route around the Hakone area but in a reverse order to minimize crowds and match our schedule better. It was a great day. Thank you!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Josefine

“ Amazing day with Yuki! ”

Me and my friend booked Yuki for a day where I asked him to choose the places to go, it was pouring down rain which he took into consideration and was super flexible and helpful with anything we needed. He speaks excellent english and gave us small presentations on an ipad when visiting sites. For a true authentic experience make sure to book our friend Yuki :)

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