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Private Tour - Leap Time Back to Know Sendai by Visiting All Must Sees
Private Tour - Leap Time Back to Know Sendai by Visiting All Must Sees
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from: $93

Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku region and is known as a beautiful city surrounded by abundant nature. The development of Sendai began in 400 years ago. The famous samurai, Masamune Date, builds a gorgeous and rich culture that enhances the liveliness of the city. However, this area experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11th March 2011, which had some catastrophic impacts. Even now, however, we are moving toward the future while leaving a mark of disaster. The state of recovery and reconstruction that remains in the city makes us feel a strong power to live. You will visit such famous places in Sendai so that you can learn the dense history of Sendai in one day.

1-Day Private Sendai Tour
1-Day Private Sendai Tour
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from: $242

Sendai is the biggest city of northern part of Japan, and well known for unique history, food and nature. You could select 4 hours or 7 hours private tour and our team would suggest the best itinerary based on your interests. For instance, Zuihoden (the mausoleum of Shogun), Osaki Hachimangu Shrine (Shinto shrine, one of the national Treasure of Japan), Matsushima (One of the three most scenic spots of Japan), Whiskey distillery, Sake brewery, Winery, Shiogama Shrine and so on. Do not miss the best place and experience in Sendai, Miyagi! Let's enjoy Japan one step deeper!

Sendai / Matsushima Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Sendai / Matsushima Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $101

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Sendai and Matsushima! Sendai is a city that sits at the doorstep of the nation’s more wild side. It’s a day trip from secluded mountain retreats, rugged coastlines, and remote islands. At the same time, it’s one of Japan’s most modern and sophisticated cities with a culinary scene that will challenge and surprise. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. 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.

Back Alley Bar Hopping in Sendai
Back Alley Bar Hopping in Sendai
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from: $86

〜 Who's up for a drink tonight? 〜 Bar-Hop to 3 hidden local bars and pubs with a friendly local foodie guide. Enjoy street foods & drinks recommended by local master! Date: Every Wednesday 17:50 (120min) Meet up: Iroha Alley (Sun Mall Ichibancho Entrance) Ichibancho 2-3-28, Aoba-ku, Sendai 〒980-0811 (宮城県仙台市青葉区一番町2丁目3−28) Map: https://goo.gl/maps/dydquSo6bFq

Enjoy Cruise in Matsushima, 1 of the 3 Most Scenic Spots, and Local Specialties
Enjoy Cruise in Matsushima, 1 of the 3 Most Scenic Spots, and Local Specialties
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from: $16

【OUTLINE】 Go on a cruise around Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, and look at the island related to Matsuo Basho (a Japanese haiku poet) and Date Masamune (a legendary warrior) up close. Before or after the cruise, you can broil a Sendai's specialty, Sasa Kamaboko, by yourself and taste it.Also you can enjoy grilled oysters, a specialty of Matsushima. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan The only sightseeing course to look at the islands up close in the bay that are related to a famous haiku poet, Matsuo Basho, and Date Masamune, the first lord of Sendai Domain Broil and eat piping hot Sasa Kamaboko, a specialty of Sendai Enjoy oysters fresh from Matsushima Choose 1 from 3 sightseeing courses 【A】Masamune Course:Matsushima→Matsushima, 【B】Basho Course:Matsushima→Shiogama, 【C】 Basho Course:Shiogama→Matsushima

A Special Tour to Visit the Ice-clad Crater-Lake and the Frost-covered Shrine
A Special Tour to Visit the Ice-clad Crater-Lake and the Frost-covered Shrine
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from: $79

【OUTLINE】 Take a bus from Sendai Station and visit the snow-covered Okama, the crater lake in Zao. You can also visit the Kattamine Shrine on the top of the Kattadake (1758 meters) and enjoy bathing in Togatta Hot Spring Resort at the foot of the mountain. An exciting caterpillar-type vehicle will bring you to the Okama crater-lake! You can enjoy splendid panoramic views on a clear day. After going down the mountain, how about walking around Togatta Hot Spring Resort? Unwind and cure your fatigue in the hot spring. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・The tour visits the snow-covered Okama, an iconic image of Miyagi Prefecture, which is only accessible by snow vehicle in this season ・Enjoy a 360-degrees view and frost-covered Kattamine Shrine and its torii gate from 1700 meters high on the Zao Mountains on a clear day ・Enjoy strolling around Zao and bathing in a hot spring ・If you choose the optional deluxe class, an exclusive reception and a special lounge are available.

Miyagi Farmstay tour near Sendai
Miyagi Farmstay tour near Sendai
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from: $134

It is an experience of touching the history and culture of the area of Miyagi prefecture, harvesting vegetables at satoyama, and cooking the vegetables with local residents. It will be a memorable time for both the participants and the local residents. In addition, you can experience Japanese traditional culture more deeply by staying in old-fashioned old private houses.

Sakutto from the inn! Hot spring town short course
Sakutto from the inn! Hot spring town short course
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from: $41

Course around the hot spring town in the Yumoto area. It is recommended not only for activities before and after staying at the ryokan, but also for people who do not have time and are not confident in their physical strength. While unraveling the history of Akiu Onsen, you can get a glimpse of Akbo's specialties and hot spring town attractions.

Stroll around Scenic Matsushima in Kimono! Rental Kimono Plan
Stroll around Scenic Matsushima in Kimono! Rental Kimono Plan
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from: $50

【OUTLINE】 Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, has a lot to see. The sea is dotted with uniquely-shaped islands, and there are historical buildings such as Entsu-in Temple and Zuigan-ji Temple (a national treasure.) The area is perfect for leisurely strolling around. You can stop by various shops and restaurants. Wear a kimono and take photos with the islands of scenic Matsushima in the background. They will be great on Instagram! Choose your favorite kimono from among many and enjoy sightseeing in Matsushima. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Reservation-only! Take your time and choose your favorite one from among 100 kimonos ・A wide variety of kimonos including Furisode (kimono with long, trailing sleeves), for men and children, and of larger sizes ・Summer in Matsushima is rather cool with the sea breeze.You can spend comfortably in kimono

Tuna Auction & Fish Market Breakfast in Shiogama
Tuna Auction & Fish Market Breakfast in Shiogama
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from: $42

Shiogama City is home to the port boasting Japan's largest catch of fresh tuna. Much of the tuna that is sold at auction in larger cities like Tokyo is actually first caught and auctioned in Shiogama. This makes the tuna sold in Shiogama some of the freshest you can find in the country! Although direct access to the auction is restricted to the public, you will be able to watch the auction from the upstairs gallery before sampling some of the fresh seafood for breakfast at the nearby local seafood market.

Minamisanriku Ai Indigo Tour
Minamisanriku Ai Indigo Tour
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from: $203

Get out of the city, step into a countryside. You will feel the fresh and calm of Minamisanriku. Minamisanriku is a town based on nature, so let’s learn and experience sustainable indigo farming. Sit down and have a traditional Japanese food- “onigiri”. Then follow Ms. Miku, harvest Ai leaves, which is the most natural dye. Enjoy a leisurely day escaping from the hustle and bustle life in urban. After working in the farm, let’s take a break in sun sun lodge, where was an elementary school. So, when you arrive at sun sun lodge, you could see the classroom of the original elementary school. The second day, we go to the indigo factory, dyeing handkerchiefs with the Ai leaves, making you unique indigo works. Before the end of this tour, we are going to take you to special viewpoint that only the locals know. It is in Matsushima and the only way to reach there is by cars. You can see the spectacular view of Matsushima and the Pacific Ocean shines with hundreds of islands surrounding.

Gaze at the Stunning Lotus Blossoms on a Private Chartered Boat Tour
Gaze at the Stunning Lotus Blossoms on a Private Chartered Boat Tour
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from: $62

Board a chartered sightseeing boat and get up close and personal with the lotus flowers blooming in Izunuma, a treasure trove of precious natural resources registered under the Ramsar Convention. Gaze in wonder at the beautiful lotus flowers that cover the surface of the lake. This is a private tour with only one group per boat. A guide well-acquainted with Izunuma will show you around.

Private Strawberry Picking Experience in Sendai with Tasting
Private Strawberry Picking Experience in Sendai with Tasting
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from: $84

You get 40 minutes to pick and eat strawberries. After returning to the hotel, you can enjoy a nice break with special sweets. Eat as many fresh strawberries as you want. A taxi pick-up service is provided from the hotel to the strawberry farm, so it is easy to get around. Special sweets are provided at the hotel restaurant!

Welcome to Unknown Matsushima! Secret Waking Tour in Matsushima
Welcome to Unknown Matsushima! Secret Waking Tour in Matsushima's Sacred Places
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from: $124

【OUTLINE】 About 72 minutes from Sendai Airport by train and only 40 minutes from Sendai Station! This walking tour visits hidden places in Matsushima, known as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. Explore the places of scenic and historical interest not listed in the guidebook. The guide will tell you about the history and the regional information only the locals know. If you are interested, you can experience a short meditation for 5 to 10 minutes in a sacred atmosphere. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Appreciate the unexplored charm of Matsushima with the local guide full of knowledge and experience ・Meditation experience in a sacred spot is available ・Easily accessible from the airport and major cities around Sendai ・Mysterious scenery continues to exist from ancient times, great on Instagram!

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Japan's original scenery! Gourmet and shopping course of Satoyama
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from: $62

It is a cycling tour that links the points of Akiho sightseeing recommended for first-time bikers. Mainly gourmet and shopping, along the way enjoy the nature of Satoyama with plenty of liberation. You can chat with the people of the area, or shoot SNS with photogenic spots.

Sendai night alley and Bar-hop tour
Sendai night alley and Bar-hop tour
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from: $84

Experience nightlife places in Sendai! I will show you Japanese drinking culture! There are some small bars and restaurants usually only locals visit in back alleys in Sendai. we visit three unique back alleys and visit a bar at each alley. I can choose bars depend on your preference and budget. What kind of bar do you want to try in Japan? an Izakaya, a Japanese style bar, a Japanese traditional bar, a modern standing bar or an international bar...??? It's a fun tour because I can show you Japanese people's daily life rather than sightseeing spots. Let’s see how Japanese people enjoy those bars. I love sake and will provide some great conversation and company! It would be nice to discuss many topics over a cup of sake!

Spirit of Japanese Sake in Shiogama
Spirit of Japanese Sake in Shiogama
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from: $131

Spirit of Japanese Sake in Shiogama  As one of Japan's foremost fishing harbours with the largest catch of fresh tuna and plenty of top quality sushi restaurants, Shiogama is a true foodie heaven! The town has a strong cultural connection with Japanese sake, home to three nationally famous breweries that produce the sacred sake for historic Shiogama Shrine. This foodie tour is all about experiencing the local food and culture of Shiogama through the spirit of Japanese sake. The tour includes both an English lecture on sake appreciation and a delicious sushi lunch!

Cruise Around Matsushima/Shiogama (Kaisendon Ticket Included)
Cruise Around Matsushima/Shiogama (Kaisendon Ticket Included)
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from: $49

This tour includes a cruise around Matsushima Bay and a gift certificate to make your own seafood bowl at the market. This is the only sightseeing course in the bay where you can see the islands associated with the famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho and the lord of Sendai, Masamune Date. A cruise tour around the three most scenic spots in Japan. Shiogama is one of the largest fishing ports in Japan based on the amount of fresh tuna brought in. This is the perfect side trip from Matsushima to Sendai. A luxury plan to fully enjoy the charm of Miyagi!

Private Tour - Scenary beyond imagination, a temple into the Sky in Sendai
Private Tour - Scenary beyond imagination, a temple into the Sky in Sendai
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from: $93

Do you know there is a temple with a scenic spot like floating in the sky, just an hour from Sendai? This time our otomo guide introduces 'Yamadera,' the must-visit in this location. Visit a place high enough to reach the blue sky, and enjoy the lush green scenary below. Feel as though you were taking a walk in the air! We will show you secret spots not found in tour books. Your otomo guide will show you local gourmet and enjoyment of this tour. We will take you to a local shop to try 'Ita Soba,' a soba with rich fragrant. Let's take a walk in the sky with our otomo guide.

Private Tour - Fill your Stomach with Must-Eats of Sendai, a Gourmet City!
Private Tour - Fill your Stomach with Must-Eats of Sendai, a Gourmet City!
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from: $85

Are you one who likes to try local delicacies on your trip? We have the perfect solution: a tour packed with Sendai's delicious food! Sweet lovers can enjoy zunda milkshakes made with a lightly sweet edamame paste, different kinds of tea-flavored ice cream, and fruit gelato. Those not fond of sweets can try bamboo leaf-shaped "Kamaboko" made of fish paste. For a happy stomach, why not try ""Mapo Yakisoba"", Chinese-style noodles. You will also visit a local market selling fresh seafood, fruit, seafood rice bowls and deli goods, which you can eat at the market. We also have a list of recommended shops that will not be covered in the tour. We highly suggest dropping in during your visit!

Enjoy the sake and food! “Terrorism” Akiu Course
Enjoy the sake and food! “Terrorism” Akiu Course
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from: $66

A delicious and exhilarating course that traces the richness of Akio's food culture with the theme of “terroir”, which combines terroir (climate, climate, and people's activities) and mariage (pairing of food and alcohol). At the end of the tour is a special course lunch of the chef ♪

Shared Taxi Tour to Visit Naruko and Kokeshi Painting Activity in Miyagi
Shared Taxi Tour to Visit Naruko and Kokeshi Painting Activity in Miyagi
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from: $31

【OUTLINE】 This tour enables you to visit tourist attractions on a shared taxi in Naruko Hot Springs, one of the major hot spring resorts in the Tohoku Region. You can look at beautiful nature and historic sites in Naruko comfortably in a limited time. After the tour, you will try painting Kokeshi (wooden doll) that originated in Tohoku. They are pretty and popular as a room decoration. Take home the souvenir of the trip, only one in the world. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Look around famous tourist attractions in Naruko Hot Springs ・Starting time is arranged according to the customer's schedule ・Reasonably priced shared taxi to visit many tourist spots ・It saves traveling time and makes it easy to lay plans before and after the activity ・Create your original Kokeshi doll

Sake brewery tour to learn the traditional sake brewing through five senses
Sake brewery tour to learn the traditional sake brewing through five senses
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from: $15

【OUTLINE】 You can learn the traditional sake brewing in Miyagi in-depth with an English-speaking guide. This tour is not limited to the sake brewery visit. What is more, you can taste 'koji' (malted rice), sample different kinds of sake, and get a commemorative bottle of sake with your photo on the label. This is a tour highly recommended for Japanese sake lovers. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Learn the production process of sake made by hand, using the traditional fermentation technique in Japan with the explanation in English ・Experiences through five senses such as holding sake brewing tools and tasting 'koji,' principal raw material ・Try the quiz combined with sake tasting ・Understand the diversity of Japanese sake by sampling several kinds of sake with different features ・Receive a souvenir sake in the bottle with your portrait printed on the label

Traditional Kokeshi Doll Making Experience at Naruko Onsen
Traditional Kokeshi Doll Making Experience at Naruko Onsen
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from: $16

Paint your own original picture on Kokeshi dolls. Kokeshi dolls are a traditional craft originating from the Tohoku region! They are popular as an interior decoration because of their cute appearance. Take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir to remember your trip! HIGHLIGHTS: Explore a traditional Kokeshi doll store established in 1876. You can observe an amazing demonstration of the advanced techniques of the craftsmen, award-winning craftsmanship. Enjoy a short, but culture-filled excursion. Give- away from a cute and popular kokeshi doll paperclip!

Private Tour - A breath taking spot, Akiu! Enjoy wine and hot springs
Private Tour - A breath taking spot, Akiu! Enjoy wine and hot springs
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from: $101

This is a plan to enjoy Akiu in the hot spring area. It is not just hot springs! First visit a village where Japanese craftsmen live. Experience 'Kokeshi,' Japanese traditional painting of dolls. Stop by for some delicious soba, and why not try some wine after? Take a moment to relax as you admire the vineyards in the winery establshed in 2015. Let's not forget the hot spring to relax your body and mind. Lastly a valley enjoyable through the seasons, and pick up some unique rocks as souvenirs. A wonderful hot spring resort that can be reached in 1 hour from Sendai by bus, a major city in Tohoku region. Why not take a trip to refresh your mind and body?

Enjoy Fresh Summer Time on Miyagi Coastline
Enjoy Fresh Summer Time on Miyagi Coastline
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from: $58

Matsushima is a town between Sendai and Minamisanriku, this town is along the coast, and there is about two hundreds islands near Matsushima. So this time, we are going to discover the most beautiful place in Matsushima and just enjoy fresh summer time here. These are the tour schedule below : 10:00 Arahama Elementary School 11:30 Shiogama Fish Market 13:00 Shiogama Shrine 14:00 Umanose/ Tomiyama kannodo 16:00 Sendai airport

Japanese Taiko Drum Experience on the Boat (阿武隈ライン舟下り)Japan Experience
Japanese Taiko Drum Experience on the Boat (阿武隈ライン舟下り)Japan Experience
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from: $44

”Peaceful boat ride enjoying traditional Japanese drums and beautiful nature" Marumori town in Miyagi prefecture is called the "Town of Water and Green" because it is blessed with spectacular mountains and streams. Our special program is unique and one of its kind in Japan and possibly in the world. Board the boat and set sail down the Abukuma River, enjoying the beautiful scenery as you experience the powerful performance by the "Marumori Tabi Daiko" team, a local professional Japanese drumming team that uses traditional taiko drums. Each and every drummer performs with all their heart, sending positive vibes wishing peace and happiness for all mankind. Why not join this tour and feel their passion firsthand! After the performance, the team members will teach you how to play the taiko drum, and teach you a simple song to perform.

Cook with Locals! Zunda mochi Making Experience
Cook with Locals! Zunda mochi Making Experience
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from: $35

An amazing experience where you can make Miyagi's famous Zunda mochi from scratch and taste the freshly made product. HIGHLIGHTS: You can taste the freshly made Zunda mochi on the spot. Edamame, the raw material for Zunda mochi, has many isoflavones, folic acid, and minerals and is great for beauty. Short and easy workshop! Local mothers will teach you an authentic taste.

Gourmet Food Tour: Hidden Gems of Matsushima
Gourmet Food Tour: Hidden Gems of Matsushima
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from: $32

This is a guided tour that where you can enjoy local takeaway food in beautiful Matsushima town. You can also learn detailed information about the town with a local guide and discover chic shops and delicious foods! This is not a private tour but your guide will consider your taste preferences and teach you about the local seasonal food. Have your photos taken by your guide at the best Matsushima sightseeing spots.

Get your seal! Visit the mysterious temple tour
Get your seal! Visit the mysterious temple tour
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from: $62

A course that visits the three temples and temples, including the Akiho Shrine, where the famous athletes visit and visit the "God of God", and learn about Akiho's history while receiving a seal. After the goal, enjoy a special tour lunch specializing in local produce.

4-Hours Shiogama and Urato Islands Cultural Walking Tour
4-Hours Shiogama and Urato Islands Cultural Walking Tour
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from: $165

It takes about an hour and12 minutes by train from Sendai Airport and only 40 minutes from Sendai Station! This walking tour goes around the unknown secret areas of Matsushima in Miyagi, famous as one of the three scenic spots in Japan. The local guide will tell you about the history and local culture that you can learn only here. Visit the places of scenic and historical interest not listed in the guidebook with the guide. A meditation experience for about 5 to 10 minutes on the beach is available. (For those who are interested.) ・ Visit the places of scenic and historical interest in the Urato Islands which are not in the guidebook ・ Discover the unconventional charm of the Urato Islands with abundant knowledge of the local guide ・ A meditation experience on the beach is available ・ Accessible from the airport and main cities of Japan in a short time. ・ Explore the community roads or climb the banks to satisfy your spirit of adventure!

Sendai / Matsushima Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Sendai / Matsushima Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $80

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Sendai and Matsushima! Sendai is a city that sits at the doorstep of the nation’s more wild side. It’s a day trip from secluded mountain retreats, rugged coastlines, and remote islands. At the same time, it’s one of Japan’s most modern and sophisticated cities with a culinary scene that will challenge and surprise. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. 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.

Experience mini version of trainee monk
Experience mini version of trainee monk's life deep in the countryside
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from: $53

Experience a mini-version of the Buddhist ascetic training life in 5-hour visit at Daijiji Temple. The session consists of Zazen (sitting blank-headed), preparing a Buddhist Lenten lunch (vegetarian food), and Shakyo (hand-copying of Sutras). At the end of the Temple visit, the priest of the temple will hand you a Goshuin (a certificate for your visit) of his own hand writing.   • 5-hour experience in an hidden temple in the North-east of Japan • Experience Zazen (sitting blank-headed) • Preparation of Buddhist Lanten lunch and degustation • Hand- copying of Sutras • Temple grounds visit • Goshuin (a certificate for Temple visit) Small-group format ensures a personalized experience

Cycling, Trekking & Food Tour of Oku Matsushima Beach
Cycling, Trekking & Food Tour of Oku Matsushima Beach
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from: $94

【OUTLINE】 Cycle around Miyato Island in Oku Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan with beautiful blue pristine water and expansive green foliage. Partake in cycling, trekking, cave exploration, and a private beach stroll on this immersive outdoor experience. Enjoy the best that Miyato Island has to offer! 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・After reaching the finish line, you will be served a lunch with plenty of fresh local seafood. ・Local cycling guides take you to hidden gems that even most locals haven't explored. ・At KIBOTCHA, a disaster prevention learning and recreational facility located in the old Nobiru Elementary School, which was damaged by the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake, you can see an exhibition that shows you details of the disaster, as well as disaster prevention activities. ・This course has few hills and is designed for beginners. Electric road bikes are also available.

Private Tour - Everything good in Sendai! Find goods in craftsmanship town
Private Tour - Everything good in Sendai! Find goods in craftsmanship town
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from: $68

Sendai has prospered as a manufacturing town. Traditional crafts that represent Japan, daruma and kokeshi, are famous. Recently contemporary style traditional crafts, "design goods" are seen to be increasing. In this tour, we will visit shops selected by your otomo guide and discover the best of Sendai. Japan's traditional crafts are easily adaptable for everyday use. All of these goods are usable for many years, so your memories from Japan will last long after you return home. Let your otomo guide show you the shop perfect for you! During this tour you will also be able to taste Sendai's specialty such as salmon-roe kamaboko and gelato.

Cook Locally Loved Regional Specialties in Beautiful Miyagi
Cook Locally Loved Regional Specialties in Beautiful Miyagi
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from: $35

The Osaki farmland has been selected as a World Agricultural Heritage site. The wisdom and ingenuity that was developed to secure food under the harsh environment still support this region. You can experience the rich rural landscape, paddy field agriculture that coexists with a wide variety of organisms, skillful water management systems, and the food culture nurtured in this region. In this experience, you can casually experience the food culture that is part of the Osaki Kodo lifestyle. You can easily experience the local cuisine that has been handed down over the years! 'Suppoko,' one of the homemade meals in the Tohoku Region, is very healthy and is great for beauty because it is not fried in oil in the manufacturing process. Local mothers will teach you an authentic taste.

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People' s voice to God "Kiriko experience"
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from: $15

Long long time age, a tsunami came to Minamisanriku, people who survived with no food to eat, they were despair, so they cut-off the paper, told God that they what something to eat, they need help. This is the origin of Kiriko. After 3.11 disaster, Ms. Mayumi made kiriko with people in Minamisanriku, showed their spirits of never giving up and keeping protect their home. Kiriko is not only a piece of paper, but carries people’s convictions. Now, you could see many Kiriko Installation art on the street. It connects all people in this town. Besides, Ms. Mayumi will tell you many interesting things about shrine, and Japanese religion. She will tell you what does the shrine mean, what’s in the shrine, and the magical story happened in 3.11 disaster. If you want to know the real Japan, you must come and experience, try to make your “Kiriko”.

Private Tour - Feel the Sea Breeze in an adventurous island: Urato
Private Tour - Feel the Sea Breeze in an adventurous island: Urato
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from: $97

A unique plan for going to and from a small island. First, let's eat seafood bowls at one of the largest fishing ports in Japan. Once you land on the island, take a walk through the forest path. The field of view opens when you walk, and you arrive at the beach. The beach has a large panoramic Pacific Ocean, so you can see the scenery view in which you want to take photos. The adventure will continue! Move to the next island with a small boat. It is an amazing island with lots of cave holes everywhere! Finally, back home with an amazingly beautiful sunset view from the boat. You will visit such exciting islands! This is a recommended plan for those who love adventures!

Japanese Taiko Drum Experience in Traditional Building (齋理屋敷)Japan Experience
Japanese Taiko Drum Experience in Traditional Building (齋理屋敷)Japan Experience
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from: $44

【Among healing nature, inside Japanese-style traditional buildings, enjoy performances with Japanese traditional drums】 Marumori-machi in Miyagi Prefecture is a "town of water and greenery" surrounded by rich forested mountains and mountain streams. The Sairi-Yashiki Warehouse is the former estate of the wealthy merchant Saitou family, which continued for seven generations starting in 1780. The estate was donated along with all its collections to the town of Marumori, which opened the Sairi-Yashiki Warehouse Compound to the public as the "Sairi Historical Estate." This activity is a special experience, unique even in Japan, where you can see a live performance by local professional taiko drumming group "Marumori Date Taiko" in this valuable historical place, resonating with the Japanese style buildings and atmosphere. In addition, you can experience "Taiko Mindfulness" using Japanese taiko drums. In this section, you can release your daily stress and stray thoughts and meditate.

Make unique items with Kimono fabric in a café Kimono fabric keyring (38mm)
Make unique items with Kimono fabric in a café Kimono fabric keyring (38mm)
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from: $18

* Create a unique keyring that’s truly yours or for your loved one, choose from 1000s of fabrics. * Take home a memorable "only one in the world" souvenir of Japan * After you made your items, relax in our café with your favorite drink and baked cakes. ※Watalis product (Fuguro: directly translated as a "bag" in Miyagi dialect) was gifted to President of Taiwan by the Governor of Miyagi. FUGURO, one Miyagi prefecture souvenir everyone will love!

Explore Miyagi
Explore Miyagi's Magnificant Frost Covered Tree Forest by Snow Car
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from: $75

Get up close and personal with the majestic ice fields deep in the pristine wilderness. You can even touch some of the world's rarest natural formations! After a wild ride up to the ice field in a snow car, lunch will be served at a rest house where you can enjoy the spectacular view. In your free time, take a stroll around the hot spring town, footbaths, and public baths. HIGHLIGHTS: Easily accessible by shuttle bus from Sendai Station. Gaze upon the world's rarest and most mysterious trees covered in frozen snow. From an altitude of 1,700 meters, enjoy a spectacular view of the Sendai Plain and the Pacific Ocean! With the Deluxe Class upgrade, get access to an exclusive reception desk and lounge. Enjoy a comfortable ride in a snowcat with front-facing, separate seats (additional fees apply).

Gaze at the Stunning Collection of Lotus Blossoms on a Guided Tour
Gaze at the Stunning Collection of Lotus Blossoms on a Guided Tour
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from: $46

Enjoy the lotus flowers blooming on the lake as you stroll along Izunuma, the largest lowland lake in Tohoku. A guide well-acquainted with Izunuma will show you around for 40 minutes. There's also an optional boat tour for a closer view of the blossoms. If you choose this option, the ride will take about 15 minutes. After the tour, please enjoy a lunch using produce from Miyagi Prefecture.

Private Tour - Life in Sendai, a trip to touch the heart of the Japanese
Private Tour - Life in Sendai, a trip to touch the heart of the Japanese
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from: $110

An 80 minute bus from Mori no Miyako,Sendai. Johgi Nyorai Temple located deep in the mountain. It is a temple where the people of Tohoku want to visit once in their lifetime! It is well-known as a temple where you can receive fortune regardless of its sect. Marriage, children/a safe birth, family safety and a thriving business have been fulfilled for many over 800 years. Now its your turn! The highlight of this tour is the sutra experience. It is said that it is possible to earn luck from sutra, making your wishes easier to meet. Last stop, is a 'sankakugage' specialty! A delicious, freshly fried triangle that can only be eaten here. Let's grant your wishes with your otomo guide.

Private Tour - Castle Town Around Fox Village! Explore Shiroishi!
Private Tour - Castle Town Around Fox Village! Explore Shiroishi!
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You can wear armor, and drink delicious sake at the brewery! This plan is a quick and efficient way to explore the famous spots of Shiroishi. First, look at the exhibition of specialty Japanese paper at an old traditional house. The lamp made from "Shiroishi Washi" has a faint light and it makes you feel relax. Did you know that Shiroishi has castles and samurai residences? At Shiroishi Castle, you can take pictures with your favorite armor and kimono. The top floor has a very nice view! At the samurai residence near the castle, you can learn and feel how the samurai spent. This plan is recommended for those who want to go back to the samurai era and learn about Japanese culture and history!

DIY Market
DIY Market 'Obento' & Morning Trek
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Although Sendai City is the largest metropolis in the Tohoku region it is also known as the 'City of Trees' due to its abundance of beautiful nature in and around the city. Just a short subway ride from the centre of the city will take you to Mt. Aobayama park, the perfect location for some 'forest bathing' as you trek through the lush greenery in summer, beautiful Autumn colours or even snowy winter landscape. Before heading out on your morning trek, pick up a delicious and healthy breakfast from the market stalls of Sendai's 'Asaichi' morning market!

Private Tour - Get Refreshed in and out, Whisky & Hot Springs in Sakunami!
Private Tour - Get Refreshed in and out, Whisky & Hot Springs in Sakunami!
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An hour away from the center of Sendai, Miyagi, Sakunami Onsen Village is surrounded by greenery and crystal clear streams. It’s been said that since the 1200s, samurais soaked in the onsens to heal their battle fatigue. Watching the clear streams while taking an outdoor bath will release all the stress from your trip. Don't worry, if you are not fond of onsens, there are also ”footbaths”. Sakunami is also known for whisky: visit the distillery, taste the whisky, and trace the founder's passion. The area is famous for Sakunami “Kokeshi” (a traditional folk art doll), locally loved sweet shops, and rich forests that spread throughout the tour. Refresh in a tour full of majestic nature.

 The Best Of Sendai Walking Tour
The Best Of Sendai Walking Tour
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Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Why is Sendai known as the “Three Most Scenic Views of Japan”? If you are looking for a little bit of everything in Japan then this is the place to come. You will be treated to attractions such as observation towers, museums, and galleries. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. What is so special about Sendai Castle? What is the fascinating story of Lord Date Masamune known as "One-eyed Dragon"? Why does Zuihoden attract millions of visitors every year? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Sendai? Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!

Private Tour - Explore intellectual Sendai! Visit museums for the curious.
Private Tour - Explore intellectual Sendai! Visit museums for the curious.
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Only 2 hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen, Sendai has many museums in the city. This tour will take you to three unique museums and explore intellectualism. First, the only museum in the world where you can see the excavation of ruins from over 20,000 years ago. Second, a museum located in the top national university in the Tohoku region where you can see precious documents unique to the university. Finally, a museum taking you to the wonders of science. Learn with a tactile sense. This wide variety of museums is only possible on Sendai! Also take a break at Tohoku university cafeteria. Experience the university life of local students. Let's experience intellectualism with your otomo guide!

Make unique items with Kimono fabric Kimono fabric badge + Kimono fabric keyring
Make unique items with Kimono fabric Kimono fabric badge + Kimono fabric keyring
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* Create a unique keyring that’s truly yours or for your loved one, choose from 1000s of fabrics. * Take home a memorable "only one in the world" souvenir of Japan * After you made your items, relax in our café with your favorite drink and baked cakes. ※Watalis product (Fuguro: directly translated as a "bag" in Miyagi dialect) was gifted to President of Taiwan by the Governor of Miyagi. FUGURO, one Miyagi prefecture souvenir everyone will love!

Private Tour - A Perfect Tour for Sendai Beginners to Visit Famous Spots!
Private Tour - A Perfect Tour for Sendai Beginners to Visit Famous Spots!
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Sendai, a beautiful city surrounded by rich nature, flourished thanks to a commander: Date Masamune 400 years ago. He is famous for his strategy and tactics but he is also popular because of his sense of art which is inherited in the culture of the city. You will visit spots related to Date Masamune on this tour with your otomo guide such as the spot where Masamune is enshrined, a gorgeous shrine which is a national treasure, and more! You will appreciate that you have your private tour guide! Make sure to try the iconic Sendai food: Zunda mochi, rice cake with mashed pea! Don’t forget to book your tour to make the most of your Sendai tour with your otomo guide!

About Miyagi Prefecture


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