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Recovery Cycling Tour~Ride to the recovering coastline of an undefeated city

・See the recovery of Sendai's coastline following the earthquake & tsunami of March 11, 2011.・Visit former Arahama Elementary School to hear stories of survival.・Learn more about the disaster at the 3.11 Memorial Community Centre.・Cycle through rice-paddies and countryside scenery.

Operation Period

Everyday (except Monday and Tuesday)

Time Required

3 hours

Number of Participants



8,000 JPY– (tax included)

At 2:46 on March 11, 2011, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck off the coast of north-eastern Japan and caused a huge tsunami (measuring up to 40 metres at its highest point). In only Sendai City, over 930 people lost their lives or are still recorded as missing.

It has been ten years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, but the coastline of Miyagi Prefecture is still recovering. Join this local cycling tour to see the progress of recovery for yourself.

First visit the Sendai 3.11 Memorial Community Centre to learn more about the events of the 2011 disaster and continuing challenges of the local community.

This program features a low-impact bicycle ride towards the coast (around 10km return). Your destination will be the ruins of former Arahama Elementary School building which was badly damaged in the tsunami but has been preserved as a museum for disaster education and disaster prevention. Fortunately, all 320 students, staff and local residents who evacuated to the rooftop of the school building were saved. On the school roof you can have a panoramic view of the area to see the progress of reconstruction.

When you walk through the exhibits, you'll learn about the power of nature through the exhibits and hear stories of survival and lives that were changed forever.

As you read about new disaster prevention measures and development taking place, you can feel Sendai is a resilient city working hard to learn from disaster and making efforts to protect the next generation.

***In case of bad weather/ restricted accessibility, bus tours are also available leaving and returning to Arai Station (Tozai Subway Line)***

Experience Program NameRecovery Cycling Tour~Ride to the recovering coastline of an undefeated city
Activity LocationArai, Wakabayashi Ward, Sendai, Miyagi
Time Required3 hours
Operation PeriodEveryday (except Monday and Tuesday)
Start Time13:00
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants4people
Reservation Deadline1 days before by 13:00
Important notes regarding participation*In case of bad weather/ restricted accessibility, bus tours are also available leaving and returning to Arai Station (Tozai Subway Line)
*If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.
1 Participant8,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the price> Rental of Giant Cross-bike and helmet
> Private guide (English speaking)
> Drink or snack at local farmer's market
> Access to shower (towel rental), changing facilities and coin locker
What is not included in the price> Anything not included in the above 'included' list.
Method of PaymentPay in advance with credit card (VISA, AMEX, JCB, Master)
Cancellation PolicyUp to 3 days before: no cancellation fee.
2 days before: 20%
1 before: 30%
On the day: 100%
Meeting SpotArai Higashi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 984-0030
Meet at Arai Station (Sendai Subway, Tozai Line)
Meeting Time13:00
AccessYour guide will be waiting for your at Arai Station (Sendai Subway, Tozai Line)
They will be holding the ‘Tohoku Local Secret Tours’ sign.
Barrier-free AccessYes
A bus option is available. Please inquire for details.
About Guides and Tours・Operated by a multi-lingual guide.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Chinese (Simplified)/Chinese (Traditional)
Multi-lingual guide: Japanese, English, Chinese are available.
Other languages are available upon request.

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