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
Experience the unique culture and history of Kitakata as you visit temples and shrines in the city. During this half-day tour, travel with your private guide throughout the city and stop at a Shinto shrine, a Buddhist temple, and a wagashi sweet shop.
• 5 hours
On this tour, you will explore the history and culture of Kitakata though visits to saka gura, or kura used for brewing sake. Among many saka gura in the area, your English-speaking guide will introduce you to more distinctive and unique kura so that you can sip, taste and easily find your favorite sake!
• 6 hours
On this guided tour, you will have special access to visit a local kura, a Japanese-style storehouse. You will see a variety of kura during the tour from saka gura (kura for brewing sake), shonin yashiki (kura used as living quarters by merchants) and jozo moto (kura for brewing soysauce).
• 6 hours
Ichinoseki City, the southernmost area of Iwate Prefecture, is located between Sendai city and Morioka City. You can make a day trip from Tokyo as it is only about 450 km from the main city. You can ride a Shinkansen (bullet train) from either Tokyo or Sendai city. The tour will start when you get off the train at Ichinoseki City where a local guide will be waiting for you.
• 6 hours
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.
• 2 days
Book this amazing 6.5-hour tour to explore the local town of Matsushima and Shiogama! Visit the historical Kanrantei Tea House or Senshin-an. Experience a tea ceremony and green tea tasting in the most authentic way! Matsushima is also known as a historically important location for being the base of the shogunate during the Sengoku (Warring States) period. Visit the symbol of Matsushima - Zuiganji Temple, built by the local warrior Masamune Date, also known as the "one-eyed dragon". Learn the fascinating history of Matsushima from your knowledgeable guide while enjoying its beautiful landscape as well as local lifestyle.
• 6.5 hours
Matsushima has had a long history as a sightseeing spot because of its beautiful landscape. It is also known as a historically important location for being a base of the shogunate during the Sengoku (Warring States) period. You will see and learn the history and the local culture by visiting historical sites and experiencing local activities.
• 6 hours