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Lu Xun's Sendai ~ Follow in the Footsteps of a Famous Literary Figure from China

Lu Xun was a famous thinker representing modern China who studied for a short period in Sendai. Learn his story and his importance on this tour.

Operation Period

All year round, on weekdays.

Time Required

About 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Number of Participants



4,000 JPY– (tax included)

Tabimusubi walking tours (not bus tours) have restarted accepting tour requests and applications. In order to prevent the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, we ask all participants to wear face masks and allow us to check your temperature. On the day of the tour, a guide assistant will have hand sanitizer and incorporate social distancing measures, so please join without concern.
Lu Xun studied for one and a half years at Sendai Medical College, which was the predecessor of Tohoku University. In Sendai, Lu Xun decided to focus his life's energy on "literature." In this tour, we will walk around the Tohoku University Katahira Campus where the Sendai College of Medicine was located. We will learn about the challenges and achievements of Lu Xun, with the help of Lu Xun's essay "Mr. Fujino" and Osamu Dazai's novel "Sekibetsu" (Regrettable Parting).

Lu Xun stayed in Sendai to study medicine as one of Japan’s first foreign students. The essay "Mr. Fujino," which is written about Lu Xun's favorite teacher, is used as the subject of textbooks in China. In fact, the relationship between Sendai and Lu Xun is well known among Chinese people. Also, Osamu Dazai's "Sekibetsu" is a novel written about Lu Xun’s advisor "Professor Fujino." Lu Xun would eventually quit studying medicine. He would leave Sendai to focus on literature after a certain event during his studies.

On this tour, we will wander around the Tohoku University Katahira Campus which is associated with Lu Xun, using the above mentioned literary works as references and background information. You can learn about Lu Xun's life as an international student from the exhibits in "Tohoku University Archives Lu Xun Memorial Exhibition Room."

[Meeting Location] Aobadori-Ichibancho Subway Station (Tozai Line)
[Itinerary] South Exit 1 (street level, next to the Sirius store) → Lu Xun memorial statue → Lu Xun boarding house remains → Tohoku University Archives Lu Xun Memorial Exhibition Room -> Lu Xun former classroom (Former Sendai Medical College No. 6 Class)
*Classroom may not be available for tours of interior →Sakura Kitchen 12:00 (finish)

Even today, the works of Lu Xun are introduced in textbooks for junior high school students in Japan and China. On this tour you can learn about Lu Xun and visit some of the places he did while in Sendai.

Experience Program NameLu Xun's Sendai ~ Follow in the Footsteps of a Famous Literary Figure from China
Activity LocationLu Xun memorial statue, Tohoku University Archives, Lu Xun memorial exhibition room
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Operation PeriodAll year round, on weekdays.
Start Time9:30-15:00
Minimum number of participants5people
Maximum number of participants15people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 16:00
About suspension of the activityThe tour will be conducted even in rainy weather, but will be canceled in case of stormy weather or disaster. Please check with us the day before the event.
Important notes regarding participationPlease come wearing shoes and clothes that are easy to walk in.
One Adult4,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceGuide fee, insurance, print materials.
What is not included in the priceTransportation costs to and from the meeting point, any personal costs (i.e. for drinks, snacks).
※For those that need an interpreter, there will be a separate fee.
Method of PaymentPay cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesIf there is someone who can participate in your place instead, there will be no cancellation fee. Please consult with us.
Cancellation PolicyCancellation from 3 days (0:00~) before the tour date = 50% of the participation fee
Cancellation on day after the tour starts or no contact / no show = 100% of the participation fee
* Cancellations by telephone are based on the business hours of the receptionist and the day of submission within during hours of operation.
Meeting Spot4 Chome, Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 980-0811
South Exit 1 (street level, next to the store "Sirius")
Meeting Time10 minutes before the start of the tour.
Access--By Public Transportation--
・Aobadori-Ichibancho Subway Station (Tozai Line): 2-min subway train/15-min walk from Sendai Station.
There is no designated parking area, so please use nearby paid parking.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursA tour guide will lead the experience.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Chinese (Simplified)/Korean
This tour is conducted in Japanese. If you have a desired date, we are able to provide an interpreter. This is offered at an additional cost starting at 30,000 yen for 1 interpreter.