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Peaceful Neighborhood Temple Walk in Sendai's Kitayama Area

No crowds and no tourists. Enjoy exploring temples in a neighborhood with rich nature and deep history.

Operation Period

All year round

Time Required

About 2 hours

Number of Participants



10,000 JPY– (tax included)

Take some time to relax with a peaceful walking tour of Sendai’s Kitayama neighborhood. The sounds of the city disappear and are replaced by birds chirping and the occasional ring of a temple bell. Visit several temples each with their own unique architecture, history, and natural setting.

Your expert guide will introduce differences between Japan's native religion of Shinto and imported Buddhism, tell interesting stories at the graves of famous samurai, and explain how the purpose of the area's several temples was originally for protecting the entire city of Sendai!
At the last location, Rinno-ji Temple, you have the option of entering the temple garden for an additional 300 yen fee per participant (you do not need to pay the guide’s entrance fee).

Meet at JR Kita-Sendai Station and finish at Rinno-ji Temple. From there you can take a bus back to Kita-Sendai Station or to Sendai Station. Walking back to Kita-Sendai Station takes about 15 minutes.

I was born and raised in Tohoku and I’ve lived in Sendai more than 30 years. I know about Sendai, Matsushima and other tourist spots in Tohoku such as Yamadera, Hiraizumi, and so on. I have experience guiding various tours including private tours, group tours and inspection tours of tsunami affected areas. I like talking with people. If you visit Tohoku, I’d love to take you to the most interesting and beautiful places. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.

Experience Program NamePeaceful Neighborhood Temple Walk in Sendai's Kitayama Area
Activity LocationKitayama area, Rinno-ji Temple, etc.
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours
Operation PeriodAll year round
Start TimeKitayama area, Rinno-ji Temple, etc.
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants5people
Reservation Deadline7 days before by 17:00
About suspension of the activityIf 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.
Important notes regarding participation* Be careful of the meeting place! We meet at JR Kita-Sendai Station, NOT the adjacent Kita-Sendai subway station!
* Note that there are stairs during portions of the tour.
Price per group of 1-5 participants10,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceGuide fee, guide transportation fee.
What is not included in the priceParticipant transportation costs, food/drinks, admission to Rinno-ji Temple garden for participants, insurance for participants.
Remarks regarding priceAt the last location, Rinno-ji Temple, you have the option of entering the temple garden for an additional 300 yen fee per participant (you do not need to pay the guide’s entrance fee).
Method of PaymentPlease pay in cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesThe 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.
Cancellation PolicyNo cancellation fee is charged.
Meeting Spot6 Showa-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-0913
JR Kita-Sendai Station. Meet inside the station in front of the ticket gates.
Meeting TimePlease arrive by the reserved time.
Access --By Public Transportation--
6-minute train ride from JR Sendai Station to JR Kita-Sendai Station via the Senzan Line.

--By Car--
10-minute drive from JR Sendai Station.
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

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