2-Day Matsushima Tour with Homestay and Fishing Experience Including One-Way Train Ticket from Tokyo

Tokyo, Kanto, Japan
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2-Day Matsushima Tour with Homestay and Fishing Experience Including One-Way Train Ticket from Tokyo
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Day 1 [D]:
6:45 AM (Recommended) - Arrive at Tokyo Station 

7:16 AM - Bullet train (shinkansen) leaves from Tokyo Station to Sendai Station. Transfer at Sendai Station to JR Senseki line to Hon-Shiogama Station

9:40AM - Arrive at Hon-shiogama station and a guide will be waiting for you at the ticket gate

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

11:00 AM - 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.

12:30 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM - Tea ceremony and walking tour in Matsushima
Tea ceremony will be held at a property that is not open to public. Enjoy VIP access to a private tea room with beautiful traditional Japanese wall paintings. Later, a walking tour will takes 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, Pine Tree of "Saigyo Modish".

4:30PM - Transfer to the accommodation

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

Day 2 [B, L]:
8:00 AM - Enjoy breakfast

9:00 AM - Local fishery experience with English translation support. Be a local Japanese fisherman for 3 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


  • Overnight accommodation
  • One-way train ticket from Tokyo
  • 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
  • Return ticket to Tokyo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years
  • Group discount is available
  • Important: The bullet train ticket will be mailed to your accommodation in Tokyo. Please make sure to provide the address of your accommodation at checkout
  • 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
  • Photos are not allowed at the Goza-no-ma room of Kanrantei Tea House to preserve the historical wall paintings as an important cultural property of Japan
  • You will take the train from Tokyo to Hon-shiogama station on your own and your guide will meet you at Hon-shiogama station
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Meeting Point

You will go to Tokyo Station to take the bullet train and transfer at JR Sendai Station to Senseki line. Get off at Hon-Shiogama Station and your guide will be expecting you there

Departure Time:
Arrival at Tokyo station by 6:45 AM is recommended

Your bullet train leaves at 7:16 AM (as Tokyo station is a big station and can be quite confusing, it is recommended for you to arrive at least 30 mins before the train departure time)
Return Details:
Nobiru Station in Matsushima


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