Sendai city walking tour


Mai H.

5.00(5) 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.

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

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



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!!

$51/ per group

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