Sendai city walking tour


Mai H.

5.00(11) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Sendai is the largest city in Tohoku region. It is the economic and cultural center and has the largest night entertainment district in Northeast region. But It is also known as a city in harmony with nature. With me who grew up in Sendai, You can find the hidden charm of the city.

Meeting Point

Sendai station or your hotel in Sendai downtown area.

10:00 AM

Sendai station

10:10 AM

Aer building

You can enjoy the city view from the top of the building for free!

10:30 AM

Sendai morning market

it's called "sendai's kitchen"! you can what Japanese people eat every day and can enjoy some street foods.

11:00 AM

Sendai's shopping arcades

You can find various shop. it looks modern shopping place but there are also some interesting spots.

and also there are many tasty local street foods!

11:30 AM

Bunka alley and Iroha alley

there are many attractive back alleys in Sendai. but this two alleys are one of the most interesting area in Sendai because atmosphere of old Japan remains here.

12:00 PM

Nakano shrine

it's a good example that in japan you can find a shrine even in a downtown area.

12:20 PM


this is the largest night entertainment area in Tohoku region. its fun to walk around daytime also. I can tell you my favorite restaurants and bars.

01:00 AM

Jozenji street

it's the end of the tour.

this avenue is the symbol of Sendai lined with beautiful zelkova trees.

Ending Point

jozenji sreet

What to Expect

I was born and raised in Sendai so I know everything about Sendai!!

I'm happy to tell you my favorite restaurants, cafes, bars and parks.... places only locals know.

I'm taking you to places you can see people's daily life and some traditional and historical places in the downtown area.

there are many local street food you can enjoy during the tour!!

and I'm a friendly fun guide so you can enjoy the day with me!!

this tour is flexible if you want to walk more in Sendai or want to enjoy lunch in Sendai with me you can request it to me then I will extend the tour time.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

your food and drink

Important Information

I'm doing another job so Its very helpful if you contact me in advance and I can adjust my schedule!

sometimes I'm available either during the daytime or the night time so my schedule on the website doesn't show my availability perfectly, so please contact me to check my availability!

this tour is flexible. I can make this tour shorter or longer.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Janah B.

Dec 10, 2022

Sendai for Yuzuru tour

I'm so happy I took this tour with Mai-san. I had so fun and I'm grateful with Mai-san tour and help during my time in Sendai. I highly recommend those who are fans of Hanyu Yuzuru or anyone who wants to explore Sendai to book Mai-san as your tour guide!


Catherine C.

Nov 27, 2022

A fantastic day together

We met as planned at the time agreed and had a lovely day out together. Mai was friendly and helpful and found many things in common with us to make great conversation. Mai had helped find suitable places to visit including shrines a restaurant and boat trip. Mai had lots of useful historic stories to tell us as we travelled around. At the end of the day Mai waited with us till we got on our hotel coach. She even chased after it to flag it down for us. A day worth remembering. Mai also sent on photos of our group - a good record of the day. Jim, Catherine and Jet

Mai H.

Thank you so much for a lovely day!! When I remember I run and chase the bus it’s so funny! I hope Jim and Catherine will visit japan forth time! And Jet loves japan for her first time japan and travel japan again, probably to see cherry blossoms. Thank you!


Sean L.

Nov 11, 2022

Custom Tour to Geibikei and Hiraizumi

This was a custom tour that Mai and I put together as I had done some research and had an interest in seeing both places in a day. The first was Geibikei, a ride on a flat-bottom boat though a gorge which was enhanced as we took the ride during the peak fall color season. The second part was a visit to Hiraizumi, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the two main attractions, Motsuji temple (and its garden) and Chosunji temple. Mai was essential as she figured out the logistics for being able to see all the sights in one day. Also, the narration for the boat ride was in Japanese, so Mai's translation allowed us to appreciate what we were seeing. We also enjoyed the restaurant Mai picked for lunch as it was unique. NOTE: this wasn't a typical tour from Sendai as it's further away and required a couple taxi rides (due to infrequent trains), so there were higher transportation costs. It was great that Mai was flexible in creating a custom tour for us based on our input.

Mai H.

Sean san thank you so much you wrote a lot for me!! you already researched a lot about places you want to go so it was really helpful for me to organize tours. Thank you for wonderful 4days and hope we can meet again in the future!


Sean L.

Nov 11, 2022

Wonderful Matsushima Tour with Mai

If you will be touring Matsushima for a day, do it with Mai! She is friendly, knowledgeable and her passion for relating the cultural aspects shone through. We appreciated that she customized the tour based on our interests. That being said, Matsushima is amazing to visit and we packed a lot of things into the day (temple and garden tour, boat cruise, visited 3 islands, lunch, a museum and food sampling) that we wouldn't have been able to do without Mai as our guide. It was a long day as we stayed on after our tour to view the night illuminations (recommended by Mai) at the temple and garden there … and they were spectacular!

$57/ per group

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