Japanese School and Sightseeing Private Tour in Aomori

Unique Experience

Hiroyuki Y.

4.67(12) reviews
Aomori
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Aren’t you interested in visiting Japanese schools and experiencing some activities with the students there?In this tour you will visit an elementary school and/or a junior high school as well as see the sights in the neighboring area.Just take a look at the following to learn more about what you can expect to do at school and what sightseeing spots are available for you.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Aomori City or at Aomori Port

①Visit the sightseeing spots in the neighboring area in the morning

A. Great Statue of Buddha in Seiryuji Temple & Warasse Nebuta Museum

B. Hirosaki Castle in Hirosaki Park & Five-storied Pagoda

C. Goshogawara Tachi Neputa Museum & Tsuru no Mai Bridge over Tsugaru Fujimi Lake

②School lunch with the students in the classroom during lunch time

③Observe and even participate in the class

④Get-together with the students

⑤Watch the students clean their classroom and/or even do the cleaning with them after school

Ending Point

At your hotel in Aomori City or Aomori Port

What to Expect

Your tour would be something like the following. Of course, the schedule is flexible at your request. You could make the school visit shorter and spend more time seeing the sights or vice versa. You could also visit a high school if you would like to enjoy talking more with the students in English. I could tailor your tour the way you would like me to, even the activities you would experience with the students at school.

Suggested 'School visit with sightseeing spots' tour

・Leave your hotel or Aomori Port at around 9:00 a.m.

①Visit the sightseeing spots in the morning in the area where the school you are visiting is located

*You could choose the places from the following, but make sure to read the 'Note' below

A. Great Statue of Buddha in Seiryuji Temple & Warasse Nebuta Museum

B. Hirosaki Castle in Hirosaki Park & Five-storied Pagoda

C. Goshogawara Tachi Neputa Museum & Tsuru no Mai Bridge over Tsugaru Fujimi Lake

Note : The sightseeing spots you are visiting may be decided by the school you are visiting. The sightseeing spots and the school should be in the same area to save time to move and spend more time in school.

②School lunch with the students in the classroom during lunch time

*If you don't want to try school lunch, we can eat out before we head for school.

③Observe and even participate in the class

*You are likely to visit an English class, so you can join the students during the lesson

④Get-together with the students

○The students will welcome you, introducing their school and themselves and/or giving you some performances to entertain you

○You will tell them your impression of your visit, answer their questions and briefly introduce your country

*I would interpret for you and them, so both of you can understand each other

⑤Watch the students clean their classroom after school

  *You can even do the cleaning with them

*Japanese students are expected to clean their classrooms and other places in the school building after school

*If you are interested and still have time, you can discuss with the teachers with my help or watch the extracurricular activities

・Head back to your hotel or Aomori Port

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

・taxi or van charge (about 30,000-50,000 yen/group)

・entrance fees

Great Statue of Buddha (400 yen/person)

Warasse Nebuta Museum (620 yen/person)

Hirosaki Castle (320 yen/person)

Goshogawara Tachi Neputa Museum (600 yen/person)

・lunch (260 yen/person)

Important Information

If you want me to guide you in places other than Aomori, you will be asked to pay an extra charge for your guide's transportation to and from Aomori. For example, extra 10,000 yen will be necessary for a tour in Hakodate, Hokkaido. Currently Hakodate is the only place in Hokkaido I can reach you from Aomori.

Only available on weekdays for the school visit tour

The school year starts in April and ends in March in Japan. Most schools have three semesters in a year.

The following roughly shows when we have summer, winter and spring vacations. There is no school during these periods.

Summer vacation : from July 21 through August 20

Winter vacation : from December 21 through January 14

Spring vacation : from March 27 through April 6

Even if you find I'm not available for your day on the calendar, anyway just ask me. I might be able to change my schedule.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

We are on a cruise ship. Would it be possible for you to meet us at the port?

Yes. I'll be able to meet you at the port and take you back to the ship after the tour.

Can we make the school visit shorter and spend more time on seeing the sights?

Yes. You can visit more sightseeing spots and spend just a few hours at school. I can tailor your school visit the way you would like me to, especially the activities you would experience with the students at school.

Do we have to eat school lunch?

No, not necessarily. If you don't want to try lunch at school, we can eat at a nearby restaurant before we visit a school. If you want to know the menu for school lunch in advance, I can show it to you.

Can we visit two schools, an elementary school and a junior high school?

Yes, but you may visit two schools without doing the sights.

Can you help us communicate with the students?

Yes, I'll interpret for you so you can have a good time with the students.

When are we paying the van charge?

You are paying the charge to the driver when the tour is over.

Can I add more people to join this tour?

I'm afraid not. The van can accommodate as many as 10 people including a driver and a guide. So 8 is the maximum.

Reviews

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Martin S.

Jan 18, 2020

Fantastic day I’ll never forget

I had a wonderful day in Aomori at a junior high school thanks to Yuki. He is very professional and organised and put together a memorable day. Highlights at the school included a lunch in the classroom where I got to chat casually with the students, and joint them in sports activities after school. I have been to Japan many times and this easily ranks as one of my favourite experiences, and I am privileged to have been able to take part. Yuki was very helpful not only on the day but also the preparation beforehand, and made sure any requests were accommodated. I definitely reccomend Yuki as a guide for your time in Aomori. 本当にありがとうございました! Martin

Hiroyuki Y.

Martin, Thanks for your review of the school visit tour we had yesterday. I'm glad to know you had a good time with the students in various activities. Thanks to the principal, we could go into every classroom while showing you around the school buiding. He said he just wanted the students to know about you. If you have another chance to visit Aomori, I'll show you around places we haven't visited. Just keep up with your Japanese language study. Yuki

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Frans K.

Oct 18, 2019

Not at all what we expected

Expensive for 1 day when you include all the extras such as Hiroyukis train fare of 10,000 yen from his home in Aromori. We really do not understand why we should pay extra for his comute to his place of work. When he advertises his tour of Hakodate you don't expect to pay for his comute. In the numerious tours we have had in Japan we have never been asked to pay this.

Hiroyuki Y.

Hi Frans, Thanks for your review of the trip you had in Hakodate on October 3. My travel expenses to and from Hakodate are shown on the tour plan and also I often mentioned you the expenses while we were exchanging messages with each other, so I was sure you all understood this. As I mentioned you before you booked the tour, I don't live in Hakodate and usually ask my clients to pay my travel expenses to and from Hakodate. They paid them to me when the tours were over so far. Yuki

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Monika V.

Jul 23, 2019

Great guide!

Today Hiroyuki guided us the whole day in Aomori on a personalised tour in the mountainous area. He organised a van so we could travel comfortably. First we visited the Great Statue of Buddha in the vicinity of Aomori. Yuki is very knowledgeable and extremely well prepared as he explains the local customs and traditions. This is a must see! We did also a beautiful tour around lake Towada. Here we had a fantastic lunch. Later we drove along the Oirase Mountain Stream. This is actually a national park with many stunning waterfalls. Yuki did a great job and answered every question about Aomori, and Japan. We can warmly recommend his services. His English is flawless by the way. Thank you for the wonderfull day!

Hiroyuki Y.

Monika, Thanks for your quick review of my guiding today. I really enjoyed being with you! All of you were very polite and kind to me during the tour. We were lucky to visit the Great Statue of Buddha instead of going up the mountain by ropeway. And we were also lucky to see the beautiful Oirase Mountain Stream and Lake Towada from the observatories though the weather was not necessarily good. Now I feel satisfied I could show you around the places I planned to. I have to say thank you to the god who helped us. I'm sure he helped us because you are very nice people and came here all the way from Belgium. I wish I could guide you again some time in the future and other tourists from Belgium. Yuki

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Nick B.

May 16, 2019

A fantastic tour around Aomori

Yuki was a truly fantastic guide. Knowing that things would be busy and hectic during Golden Week, I reached out to Yuki to begin planning a tour. Yuki provided very prompt and detailed responses to all my questions, and laid out a detailed itinerary for my consideration. Once we arrived at the train station, Yuki assisted us in booking our return tickets, ensuring we had reserved seats on the right train, and could sit together in the same car. Once we began our adventure it was clear -- Yuki was very prepared to provide detailed information, history, and background that would help us better appreciate each stop on the tour. Yuki's command of English is great -- I didn't tell him this, but his time studying ESL in San Francisco left a slight West Coast accent, which, like his laugh, was endearing and infectious. You can't go wrong booking a tour with Yuki. He takes his job very seriously, and will do everything to make sure you get the most out of your adventure!

Hiroyuki Y.

Nick, I'm glad you came back to the States safe and sound. Thank you so much for your review of the tour. I really appreciate it! You also did a great job getting all the tickets necessary to come to Aomori from Hachinohe in advance. Without your cooperation, I'm sure I couldn't have carried out this tour. I'm glad you've chosen the area far from the place you had stayed and that I could show you around the sightseeing spots popular among international tourists. I really thank you for choosing me as your guide. Yuki

$280/ per group