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Kamaishi, the city of steel, fish, and rugby (World Heritage Site)

Shunsuke W.

5.00(3) reviews
Iwate
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Kamaishi is a small port town, which is famous as “the town of steel, fish, and rugby”.

This town was the birthplace of Japanese modern steel manufacturing facility.

The ruins are designated as a World Heritage Site.

Beautiful sea and fresh fish are another specialties.

This area was hit by tsunami, but it is restored now.

It will hold The Ruby World Cup at a new stadium in September 2019.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Kamaishi Station, or more convenient stations like Morioka, Ichinoseki, Shinhanamaki, or Sendai.

Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium

Sanriku Railway

Kamaishi Dai-kannon (Buddhist deity) Statue

Iron and Steel History Museum

Ending Point

Kamaishi Station, or more convenient stations like Morioka, Ichinoseki, Shinhanamaki, or Sendai.

What to Expect

Kamaishi has a long history.

You can learn the modern and old history of this small local town.

In 2011, this town was devastated by tsunami.

Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium is a symbol of the recovery.

Near the stadium, there are also some facilities to learn the damage and the recovery.

To get the stadium, we will use Sanriku Railway.

It runs near the coastline and you can enjoy the beautiful view.

The railway was damaged by tsunami, but it is completely restored.

Kamaishi Dai-Kannon Statue (Dai means big, and Kannon is a Buddhist deity) is a symbol of this town.

It is 48.5 meters highs.

You can enter the statue and go up the stairs to the observation deck.

Historically, Kamaishi has been famous for the production of steel.

It had the first western-style blast furnace.

Its ruins are designated as a World Heritage site.

Near Dai-Kannon Statue, there is "Iron and Steel History Museum".

You can learn about Japanese steel production there.

(The ruins are in a mountain area, so transportation is limited.

If you are interested in visiting ruins, please ask in advance.)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch or other snacks, entrance fee

For your refference, transportatio fee and entrance fee are as below:

Sanriku Railway train fare (from Kamaisi Station to Unosumai Station):

310 yen for one way

Bus fare (from Kamaishi Station to Dai-Kannon Statue and Iron Museum):

290 yen for one way

The Stadium:

If the is no game on the day, you can enter it freely.

Dai-Kannon Statue:

500 yen

Iron Museum:

500 yen

Important Information

We will use public transportation.

I will be as flexible as I can.

I can arrange the tour depending on your time and your interest.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

Sanriku Railway (from Kamaisi Station to Unosumai Station):

310 yen for one way

Bus fare (from Kamaishi Station to Dai-Kannon Statue and Iron Museum):

290 yen for one way

How much is the admission fee?

The Stadium:

If the is no game on the day, you can enter it freely.

Dai-Kannon Statue:

500 yen

Iron Museum:

500 yen

Reviews

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William K.

Jun 9, 2019

Customized Half Day Sendai Tour

My wife is a true Hanyu Yuzuru’s fan and that’s the main reason why we decided to spend half day (on our way to Akita) in Sendai to visit his birth place and hometown. If triplelights allow us to give Shunsuke a six stars rating, we are more happy to do so. Shunsuke diligently planned a special tour to make sure my wife can experience her “Yuzuru” experience, Shunsuke even went beyond and helped my wife to get the limited Yuzuru subway pass two months before we arrived. He understand our group is traveling with an elderly and pre arranged taxi service besides using the subway. Shunsuke is very communicative, patient, courteous and accommodative. We decided to schedule another half day trip with him when we travel back from Akita to Tokyo. Anyone who is interested in exploring the beautiful Sendai should hire Shunsuke.

Shunsuke W.

Thank you for the great review. I had a great time with you and your family, too. Hanyu Yuzuru is a hero to Sendai people. I am so glad that he attracts many fans to Sendai.

M

Murat T.

May 3, 2019

A Very Memorable Tour in Matsushima Area

Shunsuke was a great tour guide with a lot of experience, he planned our tour carefully and also took into account my preferences about what to do along the way. I wanted to see the cherry blossoms and he took me to a park on the hills of Matsushima where the view of cherry blossoms together with the view of Matshusima Bay area was amazing! I wanted to try some of the local food and he took me to a local restaurant for a great sushi course and famous local oysters. Of course, we also visited all the important monuments in the area, even witnessed a real buddhist wedding ceremony in Zuiganji Temple! Every step along the way, he told me about the importance and the history of the places we visited. I really enjoyed the tour and also learned a lot from him. I would highly recommend Shunsuke as a tour guide to anyone planning to visit Matsushima area..

Shunsuke W.

Thank you very much for a great review. I am glad that you I enjoyed the tour in Matsushima. You were interested in many things in our local town, which made me happy. I also had a great time with you.

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Revance victoria V.

Apr 29, 2019

The View is Great and Nice Tour Guide

Very Welcome..and Have The Right Time To See Wonderful Scene...Great Job

Shunsuke W.

Thank you very much for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I also had a great time with you and your family.

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