In this tour, we will visit the most popular sightseeing spots in Sendai, "the City of Trees."
The city was founded by Date Masamune, one of the most famous samurai.
We will visit Sendai Castle Site, Zuihoden Mausoleum, and Osaki Hachimangu Shrine.
They are all related to Date Masamune, and you will learn samurai culture in northern Japan.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
Sendai Station or anywhere you like around downtown Sendai
Sendai Castle Site
Osaki Hachimangu Shrine
Lunch of Gyutan (grilled beef tongue), a specialty of Sendai.
The final destination, Sendai Station, or anywhere you like around downtown Sendai
By visiting famous sightseeing spots, you can feel the essence of Japanese history, especially samurai era.
Sendai Castle was built in 1600 by Date Masamune, a famous feudal lord.
Though the main buildings were demolished a long ago, some structures like stone walls still remain.
Zuihoden is the mausoleum of Date Masamune.
The building is beautifully decorated with gold leaf, Japanese lacquer, and exquisite sculptures.
Although the original building was burnt down by an air raid in 1945, it was restored in 1979.
Osaki Hachimangu Shrine was built in 1607. This is also the legacy of Date Masamune.
It is one of the most gorgeous shrines in Tohoku(north-eastern Japan) region, and designated as a national treasure.
In this tour, you can also enjoy Sendai's local cuisines, such as Gyutan (grilled beef tongue) and Zunda Mochi (rice cake topped with sweet soybean paste).
guide fee, hotel pick-up in downtown Sendai
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch or other snacks, entrance fee
We use the sight seeing bus called "Loople Sendai." It goes in a loop through the popular sightseeing spots in central Sendai.
If you find something interesting in the course of the bus, please don't hesitate to ask me.
I will be as flexible as I can, and I will guide you anywhere in central Sendai.
We will use the 1 day pass of "Loople Sendai"(a sightseeing bus). It costs 620 yen, per one person.
The guide will be as flexible as possible. You can visit anywhere you are interested in (as long as it's not too far from central Sendai).
Sendai Castle Site:
Basically free. But if you want to see a short movie in the theater, it will cost 700 yen.
Zuihoden Mausoleum: 550 yen
Osaki Hachimangu Shrine: free
In spring, yes. They are in bloom from mid April to late April.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Very Welcome..and Have The Right Time To See Wonderful Scene...Great Job
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.