Book this unique 2-day Matsushima historical tour with unique fishing experience! Matsushima is well known as one of Japan’s three most scenic destinations. Visit a historical tea house with VIP access to a private tea room. Experience the most authentic tea ceremony and taste a different variety of Japanese green tea. Stay with a local family overnight and have a local style dinner together. Take this great opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their family history and daily lives. Enjoy the mesmerizing coastal landscape of Matsushima with over 260 pine-covered islands while your local guide explains the fascinating local history especially about the famous shogunate, Masamune Date, the samurai ruler of the Sendai region who was known as ”Dokuganryu” (one-eyed hero) as he could only see with one eye.
• 2 days
There are about 80 types of cherry trees of a total of approximately 2,600 cherry trees that fill Hirosaki Park. This includes the Yoshino cherry tree, which is said to be Japan's oldest. Hirosaki Park is one of Japan's leading cherry blossom viewing sites. Visitors are especially encouraged to celebrate the scene around the end of April. In this tour that is led by a local guide, the most beautiful cherry blossoms in the park will be introduced. You will also explore other Hirosaki attractions scattered around the park.Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between April and May. The dates are subject to change.
• 6 hours
Spirit of Japanese Sake in Shiogama As one of Japan's foremost fishing harbours with the largest catch of fresh tuna and plenty of top quality sushi restaurants, Shiogama is a true foodie heaven! The town has a strong cultural connection with Japanese sake, home to three nationally famous breweries that produce the sacred sake for historic Shiogama Shrine. This foodie tour is all about experiencing the local food and culture of Shiogama through the spirit of Japanese sake. The tour includes both an English lecture on sake appreciation and a delicious sushi lunch!
• 3.5 hours
Japan has always been considered as one of the hottest hubs when it comes to beauty services and products. As pioneers of esthetics, you can possibly spot a beauty salon in almost every corner of Japan. Experience Japan's high quality facial treatment, Japanese style nail manicures and choose your favorite traditional clothing (Kimono) .・Professional beauticians coordinate your nails, hair, and makeup for a complete make-over! ・Relaxing facial treatment and Japanese style nail tips is gifted for you to take home. ・Choose your favorite design Kimonos and enjoy your stroll in town.・Options for men, couples and family session are available.
• 4 hours
Change into white robes and experience ascetic practices at Mt.Haguro and Mt.Yudono. Ensure an immersive experience of the Shonai region's spiritual culture staying overnight at the Yudonosan Sanrojo Lodge. A set itinerary including a jellyfish experience at Kamo Aquarium,and overnight accommodation at Yunohama Hot Springs,which offers spectacular views of the the sunset. Accompained by an interpreter and guide.
• 3 days
Yamagata is the most delicious production of many cherry production areas in Japan.Rich water. Wind and soil.There is the Suzuki cherry garden for the opening of the Shonai, Susono plains of the mountain named the ream from Tsukiyama.Wind early summer where has just finished picking it off in sunshine filtering through foliage to rustle in. As far as I am glad if you can taste it together when it is Yutaka of here Shonai.
• 2 days
Experience a mini-version of the Buddhist ascetic training life in 5-hour visit at Daijiji Temple. The session consists of Zazen (sitting blank-headed), preparing a Buddhist Lenten lunch (vegetarian food), and Shakyo (hand-copying of Sutras). At the end of the Temple visit, the priest of the temple will hand you a Goshuin (a certificate for your visit) of his own hand writing. • 5-hour experience in an hidden temple in the North-east of Japan • Experience Zazen (sitting blank-headed) • Preparation of Buddhist Lanten lunch and degustation • Hand- copying of Sutras • Temple grounds visit • Goshuin (a certificate for Temple visit) Small-group format ensures a personalized experience
• 5 hours
English speaking guide will meet you by 9:30 at the point where you get off the shuttle bus.You will be guided to Daijiji Temple grounds where the festival begins.Escaping from the bustle of touristy spots, immerse yourself in the countryside culture, joining locals in Yonekawa Mizukaburi,a traditional ritual for fire prevention which has been passed down for 800 years in Yonekawa, Tome City. You will witness the prayer ritual to Akiba-daigongen (kami of fire) on the grounds of Daijiji Temple. The men wearing straw costume on their almost naked bodies and putting some soot on their cheeks get transformed from human beings into visiting KAMI (deities). Follow them, who rush through the town making strange voices and splashing water on the roofs of houses. Pick straws from deities' costumes and keep them as amulet, which is believed to prevent fire of your own house. Warm yourselves with a local dish prepared by local mamas.
• 4 hours
Escaping from the bustle of touristy spots, immerse yourself in the countryside culture, joining locals in Yonekawa Mizukaburi,a traditional ritual for fire prevention which has been passed down for 800 years in Yonekawa, Tome City. You will witness the prayer ritual to Akiba-daigongen (kami of fire) on the grounds of Daijiji Temple. The men wearing straw costume on their almost naked bodies and putting some soot on their cheeks get transformed from human beings into visiting KAMI (deities). Follow them, who rush through the town making strange voices and splashing water on the roofs of houses. Pick straws from deities' costumes and keep them as amulet, which is believed to prevent fire of your own house. Warm yourselves with a local dish.Transportation : You are not assisted for the transportation between Sendai Station and the festival point.Take a Highwaybus from Sendai station at 07:10 and transfer to Free shuttle bus at "Tomeshiyakushomae". Meet BAKKE staff at the last stop.
• 4 hours
【Among healing nature, inside Japanese-style traditional buildings, enjoy performances with Japanese traditional musical instruments】Marumori-machi in Miyagi Prefecture is a "town of water and greenery" surrounded by rich forested mountains and mountain streams. The Sairi-Yashiki Warehouse is the estate of the wealthy merchant Saitou family, which continued for seven generations starting in 1780. Thes estate was donated along with all its collections to the town of Marumori, which opened the Sairi-Yashiki Warehouse Compound to the public as the "Sairi Historical Estate." It is a special experience, unique even in Japan, where you can see a live performance by local professional taiko drum performance group "Marumori Date Taiko" in this valuable historical place, resonating with the Japanese style buildings and atmosphere.In addition, you can experience "Taiko Mindfulness" using Japanese taiko drums. In this section, you can release your daily stress and stray thoughts and meditate.
• 2 hours