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Yamato-Koriyama 3-Hour Guided Tour

Product ID: 106078
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Discover the highlights of Yamato-Koriyama on a morning or afternoon, 3-hour guided walking tour. See the notable Koriyama Castle, former headquarters of the Kōriyama Domain in the Edo period, journey through Japanese history and more.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Get spectacular views of Yamato-Koriyama city from Koriyama Castle
  • See the world's only goldfish aquarium in a phone booth
  • Soak up the nostalgic vibe of the Yanagi-cho shopping district
  • Visit the largest goldfish breeding farm in Japan
Full description
Meet your guide at Kintetsu Kōriyama Station in Yamato-Koriyama and make your way to Koriyama Castle. Built in the 16th century, the proud symbol of the city is known as one of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. Marvel at the blossoms in spring or the vivid colors of fall.

Spend approximately 45 minutes at the castle to admire its stone walls and discover how the architecture contrasts with the natural surroundings. Marvel at the exterior gate, relocated from Negoriji in Wakayama, and take in the panoramic vistas of the city. Then, experience the busy activity of the Yanagi-cho shopping street. Venture down historical streets to encounter sights such as the Kazuki Inari Shrine. Discover the Japanese sweet shop of Kikuya, with a history that dates back 400 years. Watch the goldfish swimming in the world's only phone booth aquarium with a break at the K Coffee café.

After approximately 1 hour in the Yanagimachi shopping area, journey to Kingyoda just outside the city center and discover the heartland of Japan's goldfish breeding industry. The center distributes around 60 million goldfish across the nation, accounting for 40% of the national total. Visit the facility to take a look at the ponds where vast numbers of fish are kept. Go to the Koriyama Goldfish Museum for a 50-minute visit and learn more about the precious fish.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Kintetsu Kōriyama Station (ticket gate), Yamato-Koriyama.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
• Morning and afternoon tours are available. Morning tours start at 09:00 and afternoon tours start at 14:00
• The tour duration can be extended at a rate of YEN 1,000 per person, per half hour, payable in cash
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Tours are limited to a maximum of 9 participants
• Solo travelers may also take this tour for a YEN 2,000 supplement, payable directly to the guide