Sendai: The Birthplace of Japanese Figure Skating. Places Related to Two Gold Medalists, Hanyu Yuzuru and Arakawa Shizuka
Sendai is said to be the birthplace of Japanese figure skating. In this tour a certified interpreter-guide will guide you to spots related to figure skating and the two Olympic champions from Sendai, Hanyu Yuzuru (2014, 2018) and Arakawa Shizuka (2006).
All year round.
4 hours (However, may adjust to your needs)
Number of Participants
We will visit Goshikinuma Pond, which is the birthplace of Japanese figure skating. The tour also includes some places related to Hanyu and Arakawa.
The monuments of Hanyu and Arakawa are new tourist spots in Sendai.
Osaki Hachimangu Shrine enshrines the deity of competition. Hanyu visited there to wish for a victory.
We will also visit Ice Rink Sendai, where Hanyu and Arakawa practiced in their youth. It has a free exhibition room. If you like, you can view the ice rink closely (admission fee required).
Sendai Station ＝＝Subway＝＝ Monuments of Hanyu and Arakawa ＝＝Walk＝＝ Goshikinuma Pond ＝＝Bus＝＝ Osaki Hachimangu Shrine ＝＝Subway and Bus＝＝ Ice Rink Sendai ＝＝Bus and Subway＝＝ Sendai Station
Sendai has many places for figure skating lovers. There are some other spots which are not in the itinerary. I can arrange the tour according to your interests and schedule. If you have something to ask, please do not hesitate to contact me.
|Experience Program Name||Sendai: The Birthplace of Japanese Figure Skating. Places Related to Two Gold Medalists, Hanyu Yuzuru and Arakawa Shizuka|
|Activity Location||Monuments of Hanyu and Arakawa, Goshikinuma Pond, Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, Ice Rink Sendai.|
|Time Required||4 hours (However, may adjust to your needs)|
|Operation Period||All year round.|
|Start Time||9:00 (However, may adjust to your needs)|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||8people|
|Reservation Deadline||7 days before by 17:00|
|Important notes regarding participation||The 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.|
|What is included in the price||Guide fee.|
|What is not included in the price||Ice Rink Sendai (Gallery viewing is free. To see the ice rink is an additional 200 yen/person). Insurance for participants.|
|Method of Payment||Pay in advance by bank transfer or PayPal.|
Or, pay in cash on the day
|About cancellations and changes||If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, please contact us immediately.|
Requests for changes may not be available depending on the time and reservation situation.
|Cancellation Policy||No cancellation fee is charged.|
|Meeting Spot||JR Sendai Station|
2F in front of the "Stained Glass."
|Meeting Time||Please come by the agreed upon start time.|
|Access||JR Sendai Station, 2F Stained Glass|
There is no designated parking, so please use nearby paid parking.
|Facility Information||Coin lockers are located inside Sendai Station (rental fee required).|
Barrier-free access and equipment are different for each location. Please inquire for needs and details.
|About Guides and Tours||The tour is led by a local guide.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
Guide-Interpreter Shunsuke Wakamatsu
I provide guiding service in Tohoku (North-Eastern Japan) region, including Sendai. After working as a volunteer guide for several years, I passed the national Guide-Interpreter license test in 2017. I would love to introduce the charms of…
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