Custom Made Tours

We offer tailor-made tours for individuals and groups. We can design a trip to suit your interests and time requirements. An English speaking guide/driver will take you to look around Fukushima’s coastal area. Please come to JR Station at Odaka, Haranomachi, Namie or Tomioka(→ Access). We will pick you up and see you off by car at one of the stations. 

Sample tour 1 (starting at Odaka Station):
– We meet at Odaka JR Station
– Visit rural villages in Odaka where the evacuation order was lifted in July 2016 and meet local returnees.
– See abandoned rice fields where contaminated soil bags occupied
– Visit a cow farmer who declined to evacuate, an abandoned pottery village and the tsunami memorial sites in Namie.
– Visit a hill to see Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and know what decommission is about
– Visit abandoned area and learn silent damage of the accident and difficulties of then-residents
– Visit new town center of Ohkuma where the town hall, apartments and shopping mall are being built
– You can take a JR train to Tokyo at Tomioka station or can be back to Odaka.

Sample Tour 2 (Starting at Tomioka Station):
– We pick you up by car at Tomioka JR Station
– Lunch at a renovated shopping mall in Tomioka
– Visit a hill to see Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and know what decommission is about
– Visit abandoned area and learn silent damage of the accident and difficulties of then-residents
– Visit the tsunami memorial sites in Namie

 

Tour cost

We recommend our Standard Tour for budget travellers. It’s similar to the sample tour 1 above and less expensive.

Number of participantsCustomizing fee per groupGuide fee per personBus/van cost per group
12,0008,0000
2-52,0005,0000
6-73,0004,000Actual expense (about 20,000)
8-93,0003,000Actual expense (about 20,000)
10-1910,0001,000Actual expense (about 60,000)
20-4020,000500Actual expense (about 70,000)

This is effective from September 26th 2018 until March 31st 2019.

Accormmodation

After our tours, we recommend staying at the Lantern House → Trip Advisor / Booking.com / Airbnb You can book by the form below. Futabaya Ryokan is also recommended. You can enjoy a very nice sushi restaurant Urashima, casual restaurant Sarasa or a Japanese style restaurant Shimauo for dinner.

Next day you can enjoy biking around Odaka and leave Odaka or Haranomachi for your next destination by JR train for Sendai or by bus for Fukushima City.

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Booking and any other request

Tell us your request at tour@real-fukushima.com or use form below.