2-Day Matsushima Historical Tour with Homestay and Fishing

Tohoku, Japan

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Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Small group ensures personal service

Overview

Day 1 [D]:

10:00am - Meet your guide at Hon-Shiogama Station in Shiogama-city.

10:10am - Visit a local green tea shop to learn about local green tea culture and experience green tea tasting.

11am - Go to a famous sake brewery. Learn about the sake manufacturing process and enjoy sake tasting. (If you are traveling on Sunday, the sake brewery is closed and you will be taken on a short sightseeing boat ride in Matsushima Bay instead.)

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Tea ceremony and walking tour in Matsushima
Tea ceremony will be held at this property, which is not open to the public. Enjoy VIP access to a private tea room with beautiful traditional Japanese wall paintings. Later, a walking tourtakes you to some of the most popular attractions in Matsushima, including the Zuiganji Temple (National Treasure and Important Cultural Property), Godaido Temple (Important Cultural Property), Entsuin Temple and, if time allows, the Pine Tree of Saigyo Modish.

4:30pm - Transfer to the accommodation.

5:30pm - Check in to the accommodation and relax. In the evening, enjoy a local style dinner with your host family. Learn the fascinating history as well as local lifestyle of Matsushima.

Day 2 [B, L]:

8am - Enjoy breakfast

9am - Local fishery experience with English translation support. Be a local Japanese fisherman for three hours and learn some secret tips from your guide.

12:30pm - Seafood BBQ lunch. Learn more about local fisherman's daily lives while enjoying the freshest seafood BBQ. After lunch, you will be transferred back to Nobiru Station for your onward journey.

Information

Includes:
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Local guide
  • English translator (during dinner and fishery experience)
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Dinner with local host family (Day 1)
  • Seafood BBQ lunch (Day 2)
  • Access to private tea house room at Kanrantei Tea House
  • Green tea tasting
Excludes:
  • Transportation fee to/from meeting point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years
  • The sake brewery is closed on Sunday and National holidays; the itinerary will be replaced with a short sightseeing boat ride in Matsushima Bay where you will certainly enjoy the beautiful landscape from the boat
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements especially for seafood at the time of booking

Meeting Point

Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line) in Matsushima
Departure Time:
10:00 AM
Return Details:
Nobiru Station
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