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Northern Honshū adventures

$307.51 Small group tours

2-Day Homestay and Fishing Experience in Oku-Matsushima Including Guided Biking Tour

Book this 2-day tour with local homestay and fishing experience in the Matsushima area! Matsushima is well known as one of Japan’s three most scenic destinations. Stay overnight at a local family's house, experience fishing with a local expert, enjoy the freshest seafood BBQ, and take a guided biking tour to visit some of the most popular attractions in Matsushima. Enjoy the mesmerizing coastal landscape 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. where you will enjoy the following unique and local experiences.

$474.52 Small group tours

2-Day Matsushima Historical Tour with Local Homestay and Fishing Experience

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.

$222.68 Small group tours

2-Day Local Homestay, Fishing and Seafood BBQ Experience in Oku-Matsushima

Book this 2-day tour in the Matsushima area and stay overnight at a local family's house, experience fishing with a local expert, and enjoy the freshest seafood BBQ. Matsushima is well known as one of Japan’s three most scenic destinations. 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. where you will enjoy the following unique and local experiences.

$300.19 Small group tours

Overnight Stay at Takinoyu Ryokan in an Annex Special Tatami Room with Onsen and Meals

Takinoyu is a ryokan located in Tendo city in the Yamagata prefecture, the northern part of the Japanese mainland, Honshu. It is a popular ryokan with a history of over 100 years. You can choose from different room types -- traditional Japanese style, Western style, Japanese-Western style - with an open-air rotenburo onsen (outdoor hot spring). Your meals are prepared with fresh organic vegetables grown in the ryokan's own garden.

$554.74 Small group tours

3-Day Relaxing Aomori Tour

Use public transportation to travel economically. Fully enjoy nature found in Oirase Keiryu mountain stream in Hachinohe. Take a local train line along the coast for an unhurried train trip. Go trekking with a guide on the Tanesashi Kaigan coastline. Try morning yoga and breakfast at the beach. Have a lunch of hearty fisherman's stew made with fresh seafood that is cooked by fishermen. Take in the beautiful beech forest and babbling stream at Oirase.

$739.66 Small group tours

3-Day Tour of Tanesashi Kaigan and Oirase Keiryu in Aomori Prefecture

This tour is for people who want to delve further into the fish market that is also popular with foreigners, and those who want to experience breakfast at the best port morning market in Japan. Tour a traditional energetic fish market and morning market, and meet locals. Trek in the beautiful landscape of Tanesashi Kaigan where white sand and green pines stretch out before you. Have a lunch of hearty fisherman's stew made with fresh seafood that is cooked by fishermen. Go bar hopping in bars that still have a yesteryear feel from the Showa period. Take in the beautiful beech forest and babbling stream at Oirase.