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Kakunodate Samurai District & Lake Tazawa (from Morioka)

Day Trip

Akiko O.

4.78
(9) reviews
Iwate
English
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

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.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Morioka or JR Morioka Station

Lake Tazawa

Kakunodate Samurai District (Ishiguro House, Aoyagi House, Gardens at Kawarada and Odano Houses)

Ending Point

At your hotel in Morioka or JR Morioka Station

What to Expect

*Lake Tazawa

As the deepest lake in Japan with its depth of 423.4 meters, the color of the lake changes from jade green to indigo blue, depending on the season and the depth of light that penetrates the water.

*Kakunodate

--Ishiguro House: The descendant still lives in this house, and he can greet you at the entrance! The Ishiguro Family was the highest rank samurai family existed today in Kakunodate.

---Aoyagi House: In its large estate, there are the main house and six museums where you can touch some of the arms. There is a restaurant where you can try Akita speciality noodle called Inaniwa-udon, and an antique shop.

---Kawarada and Odano were middle class samurai and their beautiful Japanese gardens are now connected and you can walk in the gardens.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee only.

What‘s not included

Lunch.

Van (approximately 54600 yen) or bullet train and bus if you choose to use public transportation (for example, if you have a Japan Rail Pass).

Admission fees: Ishiguro House (400 yen), Aoyagi House (500 yen).

Guide transportation.

Important Information

At Ishiguro Samurai house, you can enter several Japanese rooms, but you have to take off your shoes.

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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Ariella B.

Aug 12, 2019

Amazing 2 day tour

We had 2 wonderful days with Alkiko. We would High recommend booking with Akiko

Akiko O.

Thank you! It was my pleasure to travel with you all. Two great families!

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Olivia C.

Feb 12, 2019

Very helpful and knowledgeable

Akiko was very helpful and we enjoyed our trip in Akita with her. She's very friendly , excellent communication skill. She organized our tour very well and maximized our day. Thank you

Akiko O.

It was my pleasure! I hope everyone enjoyed the cold weather at the beginning of winter. Best wishes. Akiko

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Edward C.

Nov 17, 2018

Odate dogs and Magewappa

The perfect experience as Akiko organised everything to perfection and was very patient in explaining things. She also had back up plans. We were able to see Akita dogs and the traditional cherry bark craft. Thanks again Akiko and hope to engage your services next time we are Japan.

Akiko O.

Thanks, Edward. Happy to see you all again at the noodle restaurant after the tour. Hope you enjoyed another day in Akita, and explore more during your stay in Japan.

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Carolyn L.

Oct 23, 2018

Amori Prefecture Tour including Oirase Gorge and Stream, Lake Towada boat cruise, and Seiryuji Temple, and Japanese Pizza!

Akiko planned a wonderful tour for us for the one day we had to tour Aomori Prefecture. Excellent planning, very flexible to meet our needs, and wonderful personality. We enjoyed the day so very much!

Akiko O.

Happy to know that you really enjoyed the day including pizza! I hope to see you again in Colorado some time in the future. Warmest regards, Akiko

$312/ per group

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