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Half Day Tour in Matsushima
Explore the history, nature, food and culture of one of Japan's three most scenic views with a local and licensed interpreter-guide!
All year round.
About 6 hours.
Number of Participants
*Even if the date and time are not listed or full on the linked website, please contact me directly by Email to see if I am available.
Matsushima is a popular tourist spot located near Sendai. The bay is famous for its 260 small islands covered with pine trees. The view is so majestic that Matsushima is famous for being one of Japan’s three best scenic places! Besides the view, the area is rich in history and home to many delicious delicacies!
Let’s see some of those islands close-up with a cruise around Matsushima Bay! This will be a great introduction before exploring the coastline in detail on foot. Next I will introduce the spiritual and religious history surrounding Matsushima’s Entsuin, Zuiganji, and Godaido temples. Another must-do in the area is sample some of the fresh seafood, such as Matsushima’s famous oysters, or indulge in Sendai’s soul food: grilled beef tongue! Along the journey, we’ll make sure to relax over a cup of Japanese green tea and sweets at the historic Kanrantei teahouse overlooking the bay.
If you're only going to visit Matsushima once in your life, make sure to get the most out of it with a local guide! I look forward to sharing my hometown and many Tohoku attractions with you!
|Experience Program Name||Half Day Tour in Matsushima|
|Activity Location||Matsushima (various locations)|
|Operator Name||Licensed Guide MAI|
|Time Required||About 6 hours.|
|Operation Period||All year round.|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||4people|
|Reservation Deadline||7 days before by 17:00|
|Important notes regarding participation||Even if the date and time are not listed or full on the linked website, please contact me directly to see if I am available.|
|What is included in the price||Guide fee.|
|What is not included in the price||Transportation fees, entrance fees, food, etc. for participants and guide. Insurance for participants.|
|Remarks regarding price||*Reference* (fees are subject to change)|
Train ticket from Sendai to Matsusima 820 yen
Matsushima Bay cruise
-only cruise 1350yen
-cruise + local food experience (an oyster and a sasakama) 1500 yen
-cruise + local food and green tea (sasakama and green tea and entrance of kanrantei tea house) 2000 yen
-it’s possible for you to experience all (cruise, oyster, sasakama and green tea)
Entrance fee of Zuiganji Temple 700 yen
Entrance fee of Entsuin Temple 300 yen
|Method of Payment||Please pay by credit card through the Triple Lights online form. |
Expenses during the tour are best paid in cash.
|About cancellations and changes||If you wish to cancel or change your reservation, please contact me immediately.|
Requests for changes may not be available depending on the time and reservation situation.
|Cancellation Policy|| Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time|
50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
|Meeting Spot|| JR Sendai Station, JR Matsushima Station, or your hotel lobby.|
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.
|About Guides and Tours||The tour is led by a local guide.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
Licensed Guide MAI
Konnichi wa! I’m Mai, a licensed English tour guide living in Sendai, Miyagi. I think of myself as friendly, open minded, polite and considerate. I love talking and discussing about many topics like religion, politics, culture, lifestyle, …
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