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?
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
Nagoya JR Station or your hotel in Nagoya
Let's meet and start a wonderful one day trip from JR Nagoya Station!
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.
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.
Iwamura Castle Town is just like Tsumago and Magome. Please enjoy local sake brewery, Japanese sweet shop and local
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.
Return to the station and enjoy local train again, maybe you can enjoy local train ride with some high school students.
Did you have a good day? I hope so. See you again!!
Nagoya JR Station or your hotel in Nagoya
・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
guide fee, hotel pick-up, entrance fee for guide, transportation fee for guide
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)
Ukiyoe Museum is closed on Monday, so you enjoy old post town instead of the museum on Monday
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.
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
Professional, excellent information about the area and sights. A pleasant person to work with, we had great time with Yuriko and enjoyed the experience.
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
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.
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
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!
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