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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!

Operation Period

All year round

Time Required

About 6 hours.

Number of Participants



15,000 JPY– (tax included)

See detailed fee

*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 beautiful that Matsushima is famous for being one of Japan’s most beautiful views! Besides the view, the area is rich in history and has 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 of Matsushima’s Entsuin, Zuiganji, and Godaido temples. Another must-do in the area is taste the fresh seafood, such as Matsushima’s famous oysters. Or you can try Sendai’s soul food: grilled beef tongue! During the tour we will take a break to relax with 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 NameHalf Day Tour in Matsushima
Activity LocationMatsushima (various locations)
Time RequiredAbout 6 hours.
Operation PeriodAll year round
Start Time9:00
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants4people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 17:00
Important notes regarding participationEven if the date and time are not listed or full on the linked website, please contact me directly to see if I am available.
same price for up to 2 people15,000 JPY (Tax included)
Price for group from 3 to 4 people.18,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceGuide fee.
What is not included in the priceTransportation 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 PaymentPlease pay by credit card through the Go with guide online form.
Expenses during the tour are best paid in cash.
About cancellations and changesIf 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 SpotJR Sendai Station, JR Matsushima Station, or your hotel lobby.
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.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursThe tour is led by a local guide.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English