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Takadachi Gikeido

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Takadachi Gikeido

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Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun Iwate Prefecture
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Hiraizumi Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Hiraizumi Half-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hiraizumi area!<br><br>Nestled in the mountains of southern Iwate is Hiraizumi, an ancient city that once rivaled Kyoto for its beauty and elegant surroundings. This was the capital of the Northern Fujiwara lands, an independent country that briefly flowered in the late 1100s. Today, you can see the remnants of that once-beautiful city while enjoying the gorges and other scenic beauty of southern Iwate. <br><br>Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you!<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
$98.53 per adult
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Zexenknight wrote a review Nov 2015
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions20 helpful votes
Dedicated to the hero Yoshisutne, what is more to say? A must visit for fans. This place closes at 4 pm which I found out the hard way. Will return to it when I return next year. Don't forget to visit his loyal retainer's grave - Benke - just outside Cho monji.
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Date of experience: November 2015
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Ted C wrote a review Apr 2015
La Mesa, California194 contributions266 helpful votes
This site, where really nothing remains, was the presumed/reputed location of the residence of Minamoto, Yoshitsune one of the all time great tragic characters of Japanese history. Nothing, repeat nothing remains but the location and a small shrine dedicated to Yoshitsune. There is a nice view out over the countryside which is still mostly rural although Hiraizumi was a major city of 50-100,000 in the time when Yoshitsune fled here accompanied by the giant warrier priest Benkei and a small band of supporters. Note that it is now on a very narrow ridge but in Yoshitsune's time this was a fairly wide plateau which has been narrowed over the years by the river flowing below it. Is it worth seeing, well probably not, UNLESS you are hung up on Kanjincho like my wife and I are.
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Date of experience: April 2015
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