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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).

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

4 hours (However, may adjust to your needs)

Number of Participants



4,000 JPY– (tax included)

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 NameSendai: The Birthplace of Japanese Figure Skating. Places Related to Two Gold Medalists, Hanyu Yuzuru and Arakawa Shizuka
Activity LocationMonuments of Hanyu and Arakawa, Goshikinuma Pond, Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, Ice Rink Sendai.
Time Required4 hours (However, may adjust to your needs)
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start Time9:00 (However, may adjust to your needs)
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants8people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 17:00
Important notes regarding participationThe 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.
Sendai: The Birthplace of Japanese Figure Skating (1 participant)4,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceGuide fee.
What is not included in the priceIce Rink Sendai (Gallery viewing is free. To see the ice rink is an additional 200 yen/person). Insurance for participants.
Method of PaymentPay in advance by bank transfer or PayPal.
Or, pay in cash on the day
About cancellations and changesIf 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 PolicyNo cancellation fee is charged.
Meeting SpotJR Sendai Station
2F in front of the "Stained Glass."
Meeting TimePlease come by the agreed upon start time.
AccessJR Sendai Station, 2F Stained Glass
There is no designated parking, so please use nearby paid parking.
Facility InformationCoin lockers are located inside Sendai Station (rental fee required).
Barrier-free AccessYes
Barrier-free access and equipment are different for each location. Please inquire for needs and details.
About Guides and ToursThe tour is led by a local guide.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English