6 Hour Matsushima Experience Tour

Mai H.

5.00(5) reviews
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Let’s enjoy the beauty of Matsushima, see historical places, enjoy local food!!!!

Matsushima is one of japan’s three best scenic places!! The bay is famous for about 260 small island covered with pine trees.

Matsushima also has been a place of worship, holy and spiritual place. Many temples there has hundreds of years history.


Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

Sendai station, Matsushima kaigan station or your hotel

Matsushima bay cruise

Entsuin temple

Zuiganji temple


Local food experience

Kanrantei tea house

Ending Point

Sendai station, Matsushima kaigan station or your hotel

What to Expect

-A 50 min sightseeing ferry cruise affording spectacular views of Matsushima bay.

You can choose a special plan of the cruise with food experience at special discount: oyster, sasakama included plan or sasakama, green tea at a historical tea house included or all three included plan!!

-A walking tour of historical sights in Matsushima.

-Local food experience

The tour contents are very flexible so I can arrange the tour upon your request.

For example, we can visit a very good historical museum, visit a island accessible by a bridge.

*Sasakama grilling by self. Sasakama is a bamboo leaf-shaped fish cake famous in Miyagi. Please check the photo on the top page.

*Grilled oyster. Matsushima is japan’s oyster hub.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee, entrance fee, foods

Train ticket from Sendai to Matsusima 820 yen

Matsushima bay cruise

-only cruise 1350yen

-cruise + local food experience (a oyster and a sasakama) 1500 yen

-cruise + local food and green tea (sasakama and green tea and entrance of kanrantei tea house) 2000 yen

-it’s possible for you to experience all (cruis, oyster, sasakama and green tea)

Entrance fee of Zuiganji temple 700 yen

Entrance fee of Entsuin 300 yen

Important Information

I'm doing another job so Its very helpful if you contact me in advance and I can adjust my schedule! I can guide you daytime on weekdays. night tour in is available after 19:30 or 20:00 most of days. As for a tour on weekends, it's depend on the schedule so please check my schedule or contact me!

Guide's transportation fee isn't included. Please pay to the guide during the tour. (820 yen between Sendai to Matsushima for a round trip)

I can pick you up at your hotel, you need to pay the fee for transportation.

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



Deniz D.

Aug 13, 2021

Excellent Guide and even better person

I would like to highly recommend Mai if you come to Sendai and don't know where to go or what to do. She is extremely knowledgeable not only about Sendai but about the Tohoku region and you can tell the passion she has for this area. Plus she is a great conversationalist so you'll have plenty to talk about.

Mai H.

Thank you so much Deniz-san. I appreciate you visiting Sendai during the pandemic. It was a fun time!! Actually I have many more things I want to brag about this area! Arigatou.


Frans K.

Oct 18, 2019

amazing tour with a great guide

Mia was very friendly and spoke beautiful english. She took up to many very interesting places and had a very good knoledge of the area.

Jim H.

Sep 7, 2019

Low key day around Sendai

I had a thoroughly enjoyable time with Mai exploring a couple of areas around Sendai. We hit the Shiogama fish market, and Urakasumi sake brewery, then had a very nice sushi lunch and walked a bit in Sendai itself. Mai showed me some very nice places, pointed out interesting (and excellent) things to eat, and told me about life in Sendai in general from her personal perspective. Mai was very nice, professional, and personable. I had a great time and I thank her for it.

Aaron G.

Jun 7, 2019

An amazing day with an equally amazing guide

Our time with Mai was too short. She is very well versed in the history of the area as well a great insight into modern Japan. There is a whelth of information we never would have received we're it not for her knowledge. What enjoyed how the history of Matsushima has influenced Japan today - none of which we would have observed or understood with Mai. She picked out a very tasty lunch spot for us when we said we wanted to have seafood. The day felt personal due to her effort to cater to our interests. She even helped recommend some of her favorite local restaurants to try while we were in Sendai. We managed to fit a lot into our day: temples, boat tours, history museum, sake tasking, and local sweets. We finished out day with a traditional tea that came with an amazing view of Bay. We highly recommend Mai. She was a real treat to spend the day with.

Mai H.

Thank you very much!!! It was a great day for me too. As I told you, every guest is different and has different interests, that’s why no matter how many times I visited Matsushima, the scenery looks very different and I can get new insight. You both tried to understand japan very deeply. I’m happy you like japan. Thanks for the memorable day!!

$167/ per group