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Ukiyoe experience, Castle ruins and Castle town

Day Trip

Yuriko S.

4.82(17) reviews
Gifu
English
8.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 10 people

Gifu, central Japan near Nagoya, has many attractive castle ruins because three major warlords, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu were born in here, central Japan.

Especially in Gifu, there are a lot of mountains, you can enjoy both samurai culture and beautiful and nostalgic town, like Magome and Tsumago.

You can also enjoy experiencing Ukiyoe woodblock print in this tour!!

Why don't you enjoy local and nostalgic town, Iwamura, castle ruins and ukiyoe making?

Itinerary

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

Meeting Point

Nagoya JR Station or your hotel in Nagoya

09:00

Nagoya Station or your hotel

Let's meet and start a wonderful one day trip from JR Nagoya Station!

10:30

Hiroshige Ukiyoe Museum in Ena

After arriving at Ena Station, only 10 minutes walk, you can enjoy ukiyoe museum not only seeing authentic ukiyoe artworks but also making ukiyoe by yourself.

※The museum is closed on Monday, so you enjoy old post town, Oi-juku on Monday instead of ukiyoe museum.

12:30

Ena Station

Let's enjoy local train trip for about 30 minutes from Ena to Iwamura. I'm sure you can enjoy local beautiful scenery from the window.

13:00

Iwamura Castle Town

Iwamura Castle Town is just like Tsumago and Magome. Please enjoy local sake brewery, Japanese sweet shop and local

food!

14:30

Iwamura Castle Ruins

Iwamura Castle Ruins is one of the three best mountain castles. You can walk through nice forest to the castle ruins. The castle ruins is on top of the mountain, so you can see beautiful scenery from there.

15:30

Iwamura Station

Return to the station and enjoy local train again, maybe you can enjoy local train ride with some high school students.

17:30

Nagoya Station

Did you have a good day? I hope so. See you again!!

Ending Point

Nagoya JR Station or your hotel in Nagoya

What to Expect

・local train and beautiful mountainside and rice paddy field scenery

・authentic ukiyoe artworks and experience of making ukiyoe

・nostalgic castle town and local food

・trekking to mountain castle ruins and beautiful scenery from the ruins

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, entrance fee for guide, transportation fee for guide

What‘s not included

transportation fee(3320 JPY for round trip ticket per person for you)

lunch(about 1000 JPY per person, for you and guide)

entrance fee for ukiyoe museum(820 JPY per a person, for you ※special exhibition)(520 JPY for you ※ordinary exhibition)

Important Information

I will guide you every day not only on weekend from next April. But I only guide you on weekends now because I work at junior high school on weekday now, but I will retire next March. I can guide you around Kyoto if you pay my transportation fee. I also dress you kimono if you want.

Ukiyoe Museum is closed on Monday, so you enjoy old post town instead of the museum on Monday

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

Reviews

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Dr. gal B.

Dec 30, 2019

Great time at Osaka area with Yuriko

We (2 adults) spent two days with Yuriko in Osaka area, visiting Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Yuriko is a knowledgeable and friendly person and we had great time. I am only sorry for allocating only two days for the area. If it is your first time to Osaka, I suggest you allocate – 2-3 days for Kyoto, 1 day for Nara and 2 days for Osaka.

Yuriko S.

Dear Gal, Thank you for your good review and nice comment. You’re also very friendly and your mom, Hana is so kind and cheerful. As you said, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka have lot of places to visit. I hope you will come to Japan again and please enjoy your stay in Japan! Yuriko

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Sheharyar K.

Nov 28, 2019

guiding in Kyoto

Professional, excellent information about the area and sights. A pleasant person to work with, we had great time with Yuriko and enjoyed the experience.

Yuriko S.

Dear Sheharyar, Thank you so much for such a nice review and kind words. I also had a wonderful time with you and your wife. Arashiyama was its best season for autumn leaves viewing, wasn’t it? Though it was so crowded, it was fun for me to see both of you enjoying beautiful Arashiyama. In Nijo Castle, we had a very rare chance to see imperial style tea ceremony. It was fantastic and elegant!! During a day, the weather was nice and the driver, Mr. Uchida was great. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful time and delicious sweet. I wish you all the best. Sincerely yours, Yuriko

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Phyllis W.

Nov 26, 2019

Such a delightful person

Having a rough outline for what we wanted to do, Yuriko helped make our experience really great! One of our group members was not feeling well and needed to return to the hotel. Yuriko helped get a cab due to the language barrier and the rest of the group was able to continue the tour of Kyoto.

Yuriko S.

Dear Phyllis, Thank you for such a good review and warm comments. I was so happy to see you enjoying autumn beautiful view in Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple. And it was fun for me to chat with you during lunch time. I hope you will have another wonderful day in Tokyo today. Please give my best wishes to Michaele. Best regards, Yuriko

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Yoko Y.

Nov 12, 2019

Excellent tour in Kyoto and Nara

Yuriko was fantastic! Always on time, excellent knowledge of the history of Kyoto and so polite. It was a pleasure spending time with her. Thank you Yuriko. Greeting from Stella and Evris from Greece!

Yuriko S.

Hi!! Thank you for your good review, Stella and Evris. I also had a wonderful time with you. I could also learn a lot from you about your beautiful country, Greece. Chatting with you at a coffee shop and having chance to talk with a cute junior high school girl on the subway train were so pleasant time for us, weren't they? I am very sorry to cause you a lot of walking. I wish both of you luck and happiness. Thank you. Yuriko

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