Aizu customized tour(Winter)

Highlights

Go E.

5.00(1) reviews
Fukushima
English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 7 people

This tour focuses on the rural beauty in the western part of Fukushima Prefecture.Through the tour you can surely appreciate the samurai culture, beautiful landscapes or delicious local cuisines.We use public transportation such as buses, taxi and local train of JR Ban'etsu West Line . You can make a day trip from Tokyo if taking Tohoku Shinkansen.

Itinerary

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

Meeting Point

JR Koriyama Station or At your hotel in Koriyama

8:20 AM JR Koriyama Station(Meeting)

8:29 AM Take a local train , taxi and a local bus to Yanaizu Town

10:50 AM Enzoji temple(Birth place of the akabeko red cow souvenir)

12:00 PM Mishima Roadside station(the view point of Tadami River Bridge)

12:57 PM JR Aizu Miyashita Station (Take a local train to Aizu Wakamatsu)

2:40 PM Tsurugajo Castle & Shopping

4:20 PM Take a local train to Koriyama

5:35 PM JR Koriya Station(See Off)

Ending Point

JR Koriyama Station

What to Expect

First please choose one from following four plans.

Of course I can arrange your itinerary on your request.

(Plan 1)Oku-Aizu region (Yanaizu Town , Mishima Town) & Aizu-Wakamatsu

Oku-Aizu is a beautiful countryside and recently has been getting popularity among many tourists .This area is located about 30 km west of Aizu Wakamatsu.

You can enjoy the great views of the Tadami River weaving and magnificient mountain scenery.

After lunch, we will take a local train(JR Tadami line) back to Aizu Wakamatsu and visit Tsurugajo Castle or Sake brewery.

(Plan 2) Old town Ouchi-juku & Aizu-Wakamatsu

Ouchi-juku is located 20 km south of Aizu -wakamatsu and a former post town which is along the route between Nikko and Aizu-Wakamatsu in 17th to 19th century.

You can feel as if you were in the Edo Period. Soba noodles and fish roasted on sticks are popular specialities.

After lunch, we will take a local train back to Aizu Wakamatsu and visit Tsurugajo Castle or Sake brewery.

(Plan 3) Aizu-Wakamatsu City

Aizu-Wakamatsu was once the capital of the Aizu clan and is the largest city in Aizu area.

It can be reached in 70 minutes from Koriyama by train .

You can visit a few places from the following sights during this tour.

1 Tsuruga-joCastle( 410 yen )

The simbolic icon of this city which became a battle spot for Boshin civil war of 1868.

2 Iimori-yama

The mountain where the group of teenage samurai called the Byakko-tai(White Tigers) killed themselves during the Boshin civil war.

There are tombs of the Byakkotai.

Sazae-do, a rare 18th-century wooden hall of a Buddhist temple, is a famous spot , too(400 yen).

3Aizu Buke-yashiki,Samurai Residences( 850 yen)

4 Oyakuen Medical Herb Garden(320 yen)

5 Aizu Clan Nissinkan School(620 yen)

6 Suehiro Sake Brewery( Free )

You can enjoy sake tasting there.

7 Activities

Akabeko(red cow toys) painting(840 yen~), Painted Candles(864 yen~), Maki-e Lacquerware(1,080 yen~), etc

8 Cuisine(Lunch 800 yen to 2,500 yen)

Sauce Katsu-don(Fried Pork Cutlets), Wappa-meshi(A local dish of rice and food steamed), Dengaku (skewers of food basted in miso and grilled), etc

(Plan 4) Bandai Plateau(Urabandai area)

The eruption of Mt. Bandai(In 1888) brought the one of the most beautiful scenic area into Fukushima Prepfecture. Now there are about 300 ponds and lakes in Bandai Plateau.

First I will show you the Goshiki-numa (Five colours lakes) , the most popular spot in this area.

In winter, Urabandai area has a lot of snow and many lakes freezes.

In the afternoon, please enjoy the magnificient view of Mt.Bandai or let's try some activities such as Snow shue hiking (From 4,250 yen) or smelt fishing experience (From 4,000yen).

※ The meeting time of Plan 4 is 9:20 at JR Koriyama Station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee,

What‘s not included

transportation fee to the meeting point(guide,3200 yen), transportation fee(you and guide), lunch, entrance fee, etc…,

Important Information

I can guide you in Tokyo and Chiba area if you pay my transpotation fee.

The tour visiting Oku- Aizu area is limited up to 3 guests.

*I strongly recommend that you should take out travel insurance before leaving your country.

*If you have much baggage, please tell me before the tour starts. There are some coin lockers at JR Koriyama Station.

* I do reccommend to exchange money beforehand. There are some banks near JR Koriyama Station .

* It is very sensible to purchase JR Pass(29,110 yen ,7 days) before leaving your country.

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

Could you tell me any recommended itinerary and the transportation fee ?

I have made some rough itineraries below for your reference.

(From Tokyo)

6:40 a.m. Tokyo Station(Depart)- (Shinkansen Yamabiko 203)- 8:20 Koriyama(Arrival)

7:44 a.m. Tokyo Station(Depart)-(Shinkansen Yamabiko 205)- 9:23 Koriyama(Arrival)

(Plan A Oku Aizu)

8:29 a.m. Take a local train to Hirota(Guide 990 yen)

9:40 a.m. Take a taxi to Bange Town( 20 min 4,000 yen)

※ Going to Yanaizu town directly will cost 8,000 yen(40 min)

10:26 a.m. Take a local bus to Yanaizu Town (640yen each)

11:00 a.m Enzo-ji temple (30min)

11:30 Take a taxi to Mishima Town (20 min 4,000yen)a.m. 11:50 Mishima Roadside Station ( Tadami River Bridge View Point, 50 min)

12:40 p.m. Take a taxi to Aizu Miyashita Station (10 min 1,000 yen)

12:57 p.m. Take a local train to Aizu wakamatsu(Guide 860 yen)

2:20 p.m. Take a bus to Tsurugajo Castle(210 yen)

2:35 p.m. Tsurugajo Castle(80 min)

4:00 p.m. Take a bus to Aizuwakamatsu Sta(210 yen)

4:21 p.m. Take a local train to Koriyama (Guide 1200 yen)

5:34 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama

Transportation Fee( during the tour)

Guide : About 4,100 yen

Guest : About 500~1,200 yen each Plus Taxi (9,000 yen~13,000yen)

(Plan B Ouchi- juku)

8:29 a.m. Take local trains and a bus to Ouchi-juku

(11:00 a.m. Yunokami Onsen 30 min)

11:50 a.m. Ouchijuku(60 min)

1:00 p.m. Take a bus and a train to Aizuwakamatsu

※Round trip Fee(Ouchijuku to Aizu Wakamatsu):2,100 yen

3:00 p.m. Tsurugajo Castle (60 min)

4:21 p.m. Take a local train to Koriyama

5:34 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama

Transportation Fee

Guide: About 4,500 yen , Guest :2,500 yen

(PlanC Aizu-wakamatsu)

8:29 a.m. Take a local train to Aizu Wakamastu

10:00 a.m. Iimoriyama or Samurai Residence(60 min)

11:30 a.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Tsuruga-jo Castle(90 min)

3:00 p.m. Tasting at a Sake Brewery

※ One day bus ticket costs 500 yen

4:21 p.m. Take a local train to Koriyama

5:35 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama

Transportation Fee

Guide:About 2,900 yen, Guest : 500 yen(Or Taxi Fare)

(Plan D Bandai Plateau)

9:38 a.m. Take a local train to Inawashiro(Guide 680 yen)

10:35 a.m Take a local bus to Goshikinuma(790 yen)

(Plan 1)

11:45 a.m. Activity (Snow shue Hiking or Smelt Fishing , 3 hours ,About 5,000 yen)

3:30 p.m. Five Color Lakes(80 min)

5:00 p.m. Take a local bus to Inawashiro

5:40 p.m. Take a local train to Koriyama

6:15 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama

(Plan 2 )

11:15 a.m. Five Color lakes

12:15 p.m. Take a taxi to Lake Hibara(10 min 1500 yen)

12:30 p.m. Have Lovely Lunch at Hotel( 2,800 yen)

2:40 p.m. Take a local bus to Inawashiro(910 yen)

3:40 p.m. Inawashiro Town (Dr, Noguchi Museum , Lake Inawashiro or Shopping )

4:51 p.m. Take a local train to Koriyama

5:34 p.m. Arrive at Koriyama

Transportation fee

Guide : About 3,100 yen,

Guest : About 1,800 yen plus Taxi Fare

(To Tokyo)

6:05 p.m. Koriyama(Depart)-(Shinkansen Yamabiko 152)-7:28 p.m. Tokyo Station(Arrival)

6:30 p.m. Koriyama (Depart) -(Shinkansen- Yamabiko 154)-7:48 p.m. Tokyo Station(Arrival)

We want to stay overnight in Aizu area. Can we end the tour in Aizu area ?

Of course you can. In this case, please pay the guide's transportation fee (to Koriyama station).

Reviews

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Thi le chi V.

Oct 28, 2019

Excellent tour guide with very good knowledge

Go is an excellent, friendly and good knowledge tour guide. He helped me to contact the bus company regarding the itinerary. Many thanks Go. Your help is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Chi

Go E.

Dear Chi-san, I am relieved to hear that.Thank you very much. I hope you will enjoy travelling in Japan. Regards, Go

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