Iwate Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

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    Popular Tours in Iwate

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

    7 hours

    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.

    FROM$363/ per group
    Nobu S.
    (68) reviews

    Kakunodate Samurai District & Lake Tazawa (from Morioka)

    6 hours

    This is a private tour by van or by bullet train and bus from Morioka in Iwate Prefecture to visit Samurai District in Kakunodate and Lake Tazawa in Akita Prefecture. Six samurai residences remain in Kakunodate, making it one of the best places to see an example of a Japanese castle town. Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan, and its sapphire-blue lake is astonishingly beautiful.

    FROM$314/ per group
    Akiko O.
    (9) reviews

    Hiraizumi (World Heritage Site) – Golden Temple Representing Buddhist Pure Land

    4 hours

    Hiraizumi is the first Unesco World Heritage Site in Tohoku (north-eastern Japan). Beautiful temples and gardens in this area represent the adoration for Pure Land, or Buddhist Paradise. Hiraizumi was so prosperous in 12th century thanks to the production of gold. Konjikido Hall in Chusonji Temple is a symbol of Hiraizumi. Its building is covered with gold leaf.

    FROM$65/ per group
    Shunsuke W.
    (3) reviews

    Kamaishi, the city of steel, fish, and rugby (World Heritage Site)

    7 hours

    Kamaishi is a small port town, which is famous as “the town of steel, fish, and rugby”. This town was the birthplace of Japanese modern steel manufacturing facility. The ruins are designated as a World Heritage Site. Beautiful sea and fresh fish are another specialties. This area was hit by tsunami, but it is restored now. It will hold The Ruby World Cup at a new stadium in September 2019.

    FROM$139/ per group
    Shunsuke W.
    (3) reviews

    Day Trips from Iwate