Tours & activities in Sendai
1-Day Private Sendai Tour
Sendai is the biggest city of northern part of Japan, and well known for unique history, food and nature.You could select 4 hours or 7 hours private tour and our team would suggest the best itinerary based on your interests.For instance, Zuihoden (the mausoleum of Shogun), Osaki Hachimangu Shrine (Shinto shrine, one of the national Treasure of Japan), Matsushima (One of the three most scenic spots of Japan), Whiskey distillery, Sake brewery, Winery, Shiogama Shrine and so on.Do not miss the best place and experience in Sendai, Miyagi!Let's enjoy Japan one step deeper!
Price from 212,25 EUR
Private Tour - Scenary beyond imagination, a temple into the Sky in Sendai
Do you know there is a temple with a scenic spot like floating in the sky, just an hour from Sendai?This time our otomo guide introduces 'Yamadera,' the must-visit in this location. Visit a place high enough to reach the blue sky, and enjoy the lush green scenary below. Feel as though you were taking a walk in the air!We will show you secret spots not found in tour books.Your otomo guide will show you local gourmet and enjoyment of this tour. We will take you to a local shop to try 'Ita Soba,' a soba with rich fragrant.Let's take a walk in the sky with our otomo guide.
Price from 89,28 EUR
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Private Tour - A cultural experience tour in Matsushima!
Matsushima is one of the three greatest views in Japan so there are many tourists from all over the world. This tour focuses on the great view of Matsushima and cultural experiences! You will have four cultural experience on this tour: making a rosary at a traditional temple, making “Kokeshi”, a traditional wooden doll, cooking your own “Sasakama”, sort of a fish cake, and preparing your own Japanese green tea while enjoying the view. Each experience is unique to Matsushima and your otomo guide will support you so you don’t have to worry about language difference. You will also visit major tourist spots with a breathtaking view! Don’t forget to book your cultural experience tour!
Price from 133,91 EUR
DIY Market 'Obento' & Morning Trek
Although Sendai City is the largest metropolis in the Tohoku region it is also known as the 'City of Trees' due to its abundance of beautiful nature in and around the city. Just a short subway ride from the centre of the city will take you to Mt. Aobayama park, the perfect location for some 'forest bathing' as you trek through the lush greenery in summer, beautiful Autumn colours or even snowy winter landscape. Before heading out on your morning trek, pick up a delicious and healthy breakfast from the market stalls of Sendai's 'Asaichi' morning market!
Price from 58,44 EUR
Romantic Tour In Sendai
An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. Why do couples choose Sendai as their romantic getaway destination? Why is the city also known as “the city of trees”?You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Have you heard about the beautiful Zuihoden? Why is it loved by couples? What is the most famous historical couple in Japan? Have you heard about the Jozenji Street Jazz Festival? Why is it the favorite festival for couples? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
Price from 409,24 EUR
Sakutto from the inn! Hot spring town short course
Course around the hot spring town in the Yumoto area. It is recommended not only for activities before and after staying at the ryokan, but also for people who do not have time and are not confident in their physical strength.While unraveling the history of Akiu Onsen, you can get a glimpse of Akbo's specialties and hot spring town attractions.
Price from 39,59 EUR
Private Tour - Feel the Sea Breeze in an adventurous island: Urato
A unique plan for going to and from a small island.First, let's eat seafood bowls at one of the largest fishing ports in Japan. Once you land on the island, take a walk through the forest path. The field of view opens when you walk, and you arrive at the beach. The beach has a large panoramic Pacific Ocean, so you can see the scenery view in which you want to take photos.The adventure will continue! Move to the next island with a small boat. It is an amazing island with lots of cave holes everywhere! Finally, back home with an amazingly beautiful sunset view from the boat. You will visit such exciting islands! This is a recommended plan for those who love adventures!
Price from 93,33 EUR
Enjoy Fresh Summer Time on Miyagi Coastline
Matsushima is a town between Sendai and Minamisanriku, this town is along the coast, and there is about two hundreds islands near Matsushima. So this time, we are going to discover the most beautiful place in Matsushima and just enjoy fresh summer time here.These are the tour schedule below :10:00 Arahama Elementary School11:30 Shiogama Fish Market13:00 Shiogama Shrine14:00 Umanose/ Tomiyama kannodo16:00 Sendai airport
Price from 56,00 EUR
Enjoy the sake and food! “Terrorism” Akiu Course
A delicious and exhilarating course that traces the richness of Akio's food culture with the theme of “terroir”, which combines terroir (climate, climate, and people's activities) and mariage (pairing of food and alcohol). At the end of the tour is a special course lunch of the chef ♪
Price from 63,35 EUR
Explore Miyagi's Magnificant Frost Covered Tree Forest by Snow Car
Get up close and personal with the majestic ice fields deep in the pristine wilderness. You can even touch some of the world's rarest natural formations! After a wild ride up to the ice field in a snow car, lunch will be served at a rest house where you can enjoy the spectacular view. In your free time, take a stroll around the hot spring town, footbaths, and public baths.HIGHLIGHTS:Easily accessible by shuttle bus from Sendai Station.Gaze upon the world's rarest and most mysterious trees covered in frozen snow.From an altitude of 1,700 meters, enjoy a spectacular view of the Sendai Plain and the Pacific Ocean!With the Deluxe Class upgrade, get access to an exclusive reception desk and lounge. Enjoy a comfortable ride in a snowcat with front-facing, separate seats (additional fees apply).
Price from 71,75 EUR
Private Tour - Life in Sendai, a trip to touch the heart of the Japanese
An 80 minute bus from Mori no Miyako,Sendai. Johgi Nyorai Temple located deep in the mountain. It is a temple where the people of Tohoku want to visit once in their lifetime! It is well-known as a temple where you can receive fortune regardless of its sect. Marriage, children/a safe birth, family safety and a thriving business have been fulfilled for many over 800 years. Now its your turn! The highlight of this tour is the sutra experience. It is said that it is possible to earn luck from sutra, making your wishes easier to meet.Last stop, is a 'sankakugage' specialty! A delicious, freshly fried triangle that can only be eaten here. Let's grant your wishes with your otomo guide.
Price from 105,50 EUR
Private Tour - Explore intellectual Sendai! Visit museums for the curious.
Only 2 hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen, Sendai has many museums in the city. This tour will take you to three unique museums and explore intellectualism. First, the only museum in the world where you can see the excavation of ruins from over 20,000 years ago. Second, a museum located in the top national university in the Tohoku region where you can see precious documents unique to the university. Finally, a museum taking you to the wonders of science. Learn with a tactile sense.This wide variety of museums is only possible on Sendai! Also take a break at Tohoku university cafeteria. Experience the university life of local students.Let's experience intellectualism with your otomo guide!
Price from 105,50 EUR
Tuna Auction & Fish Market Breakfast in Shiogama
Shiogama City is home to the port boasting Japan's largest catch of fresh tuna. Much of the tuna that is sold at auction in larger cities like Tokyo is actually first caught and auctioned in Shiogama. This makes the tuna sold in Shiogama some of the freshest you can find in the country! Although direct access to the auction is restricted to the public, you will be able to watch the auction from the upstairs gallery before sampling some of the fresh seafood for breakfast at the nearby local seafood market.
Price from 40,58 EUR
Get your seal! Visit the mysterious temple tour
A course that visits the three temples and temples, including the Akiho Shrine, where the famous athletes visit and visit the "God of God", and learn about Akiho's history while receiving a seal. After the goal, enjoy a special tour lunch specializing in local produce.
Price from 59,39 EUR
Private Tour - Energy charge with a trip around power spots in Sendai!
Located two hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen, Sendai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tohoku. There are many power spots.Otomo takes you around six power spots, from the most popular tourist spots in Sendai, Odono and Osaki Hachimangu Shrines, to the very small shrines that only the locals know.Find work, money and love luck! This tour is not only about visiting power spots, your otomo guide will unravel the history of Sendai while visiting the spots. We will stop by at a shop where you can eat Sendai specialities, zundamochi.Why don't you take an extra special tour around Sendai, taste sweets that only the locals know, and gain a sense of luck?
Price from 97,39 EUR
Private Tour - A breath taking spot, Akiu! Enjoy wine and hot springs
This is a plan to enjoy Akiu in the hot spring area. It is not just hot springs!First visit a village where Japanese craftsmen live. Experience 'Kokeshi,' Japanese traditional painting of dolls.Stop by for some delicious soba, and why not try some wine after? Take a moment to relax as you admire the vineyards in the winery establshed in 2015.Let's not forget the hot spring to relax your body and mind. Lastly a valley enjoyable through the seasons, and pick up some unique rocks as souvenirs.A wonderful hot spring resort that can be reached in 1 hour from Sendai by bus, a major city in Tohoku region. Why not take a trip to refresh your mind and body?
Price from 97,39 EUR
Private Tour - Get Refreshed in and out, Whisky & Hot Springs in Sakunami!
An hour away from the center of Sendai, Miyagi, Sakunami Onsen Village is surrounded by greenery and crystal clear streams.It’s been said that since the 1200s, samurais soaked in the onsens to heal their battle fatigue. Watching the clear streams while taking an outdoor bath will release all the stress from your trip. Don't worry, if you are not fond of onsens, there are also ”footbaths”.Sakunami is also known for whisky: visit the distillery, taste the whisky, and trace the founder's passion.The area is famous for Sakunami “Kokeshi” (a traditional folk art doll), locally loved sweet shops, and rich forests that spread throughout the tour.Refresh in a tour full of majestic nature.
Price from 105,50 EUR
Private Tour - Leap Time Back to Know Sendai by Visiting All Must Sees
Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku region and is known as a beautiful city surrounded by abundant nature.The development of Sendai began in 400 years ago. The famous samurai, Masamune Date, builds a gorgeous and rich culture that enhances the liveliness of the city. However, this area experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11th March 2011, which had some catastrophic impacts. Even now, however, we are moving toward the future while leaving a mark of disaster. The state of recovery and reconstruction that remains in the city makes us feel a strong power to live.You will visit such famous places in Sendai so that you can learn the dense history of Sendai in one day.
Price from 89,28 EUR
Minamisanriku Ai Indigo Tour
Get out of the city, step into a countryside. You will feel the fresh and calm of Minamisanriku. Minamisanriku is a town based on nature, so let’s learn and experience sustainable indigo farming. Sit down and have a traditional Japanese food- “onigiri”. Then follow Ms. Miku, harvest Ai leaves, which is the most natural dye. Enjoy a leisurely day escaping from the hustle and bustle life in urban. After working in the farm, let’s take a break in sun sun lodge, where was an elementary school. So, when you arrive at sun sun lodge, you could see the classroom of the original elementary school.The second day, we go to the indigo factory, dyeing handkerchiefs with the Ai leaves, making you unique indigo works. Before the end of this tour, we are going to take you to special viewpoint that only the locals know. It is in Matsushima and the only way to reach there is by cars.You can see the spectacular view of Matsushima and the Pacific Ocean shines with hundreds of islands surrounding.
Price from 194,77 EUR
The Best Of Sendai Walking Tour
Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Why is Sendai known as the “Three Most Scenic Views of Japan”? If you are looking for a little bit of everything in Japan then this is the place to come. You will be treated to attractions such as observation towers, museums, and galleries. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. What is so special about Sendai Castle? What is the fascinating story of Lord Date Masamune known as "One-eyed Dragon"? Why does Zuihoden attract millions of visitors every year? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Sendai? Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
Price from 409,24 EUR
Private Tour - Glossy Sendai Night, Taste the sake and Food of Tohoku!
If you want to enjoy Sendai's night, you should pick this tour! This is a tour of a pub crawl that goes around several Japanese sake bars. Sendai has a bar with a traditional atmosphere, and an exciting entertainment district, where you can enjoy a variety of traditional food too. Why not go to Sendai gourmet together with the otomo guide who knows the local area well? Even if you cannot drink sake, you can enjoy a variety of exquisite Sendai gourmet. At Bunka Yokocho, you can see history and will drop in small and nice shops. In Kokubuncho, which is said to be the largest entertainment district in the Tohoku region, you will meet new food culture and amazing taste.
Price from 73,04 EUR
Private Tour - Everything good in Sendai! Find goods in craftsmanship town
Sendai has prospered as a manufacturing town. Traditional crafts that represent Japan, daruma and kokeshi, are famous. Recently contemporary style traditional crafts, "design goods" are seen to be increasing.In this tour, we will visit shops selected by your otomo guide and discover the best of Sendai. Japan's traditional crafts are easily adaptable for everyday use. All of these goods are usable for many years, so your memories from Japan will last long after you return home. Let your otomo guide show you the shop perfect for you! During this tour you will also be able to taste Sendai's specialty such as salmon-roe kamaboko and gelato.
Price from 64,93 EUR
A Special Tour to Visit the Ice-clad Crater-Lake and the Frost-covered Shrine
【OUTLINE】Take a bus from Sendai Station and visit the snow-covered Okama, the crater lake in Zao. You can also visit the Kattamine Shrine on the top of the Kattadake (1758 meters) and enjoy bathing in Togatta Hot Spring Resort at the foot of the mountain. An exciting caterpillar-type vehicle will bring you to the Okama crater-lake! You can enjoy splendid panoramic views on a clear day. After going down the mountain, how about walking around Togatta Hot Spring Resort? Unwind and cure your fatigue in the hot spring.【HIGHLIGHTS】・The tour visits the snow-covered Okama, an iconic image of Miyagi Prefecture, which is only accessible by snow vehicle in this season・Enjoy a 360-degrees view and frost-covered Kattamine Shrine and its torii gate from 1700 meters high on the Zao Mountains on a clear day・Enjoy strolling around Zao and bathing in a hot spring・If you choose the optional deluxe class, an exclusive reception and a special lounge are available.
Price from 75,42 EUR
Sendai / Matsushima Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Sendai and Matsushima!Sendai is a city that sits at the doorstep of the nation’s more wild side. It’s a day trip from secluded mountain retreats, rugged coastlines, and remote islands. At the same time, it’s one of Japan’s most modern and sophisticated cities with a culinary scene that will challenge and surprise.Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hours tour that's best for you!Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
Price from 96,49 EUR
Private Tour - Japanese Meal in a Historic Port Town! Enjoy the Food Tour!
Shiogama is a port town that can be reached in 30 minutes by train from Sendai St. The historic port town is known as a paradise for Japanese foods.The first spot to visit is the fish market. You can buy fresh seafood, make Donburi, which is a Japanese bowl with rice, and of course, can eat it!What would you prefer to put on the rice bowl? Your tour guide will help you to negotiate with the store! After eating the seafood bowl, you will next visit a facility where you can learn about tuna and Shiogama Port. There are many long-established soy sauce and sake shops in Shiogama. Let's enjoy the traditional atmosphere at those stores and taste various soy sauces and sake!
Price from 113,62 EUR