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