Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, is the biggest city with a population of over 1 million in the Tohoku region, northeast of Japan. It takes about two hours from Tokyo to Sendai by the Shinkansen or bullet train. The city was founded in 1600 by Date Masamune, one of the most popular warlords in Japanese history. There are some scenic spots and hot spring resorts in the surrounding area, and in particular, Yamadera is a famous sightseeing spot related to great haiku master Matsuo Basho.
- 9:00 Meet at JR Sendai Station
- Move to Jyogi-san by bus
- Visit Jyogi Nyorai
- Move to Yamadera by bus and train
- Enjoy lunch at a soba restaurant
- Visit Rissyakuji Temple
- Back to Sendai by train
- 17:00 Dismiss at JR Sendai Station
Transportation: JR, Bus
Major Destinations or Activities
In fact, Yamadera is located in Yamagata Prefecture, but since it’s included in the 2-day unlimited ride ticket purchased at Sendai Station, I decided to organize a guided tour as Greater Sendai. Of course, you can enjoy the superb view during the beautiful green season when Matsuo Basho visited, but the autumn leaves season is also recommended. Although not as well-known as Yamadera, Jogi-san, which is a date spot for Sendai citizens, also has many attractions, and eating fried tofu in the temple town will be a good memory for you.
Important Information about the Guided Tour
Number of guests: up to 4
Meeting place: JR Sendai Station
Dismissing place: JR Sendai Station
Serving hours by the guide: 8 hours
(1~2 persons) 27,000 JPY
(3~4 persons) 32,000 JPY
< Including >
8-hour Guiding fee (tax inclusive)
< Not including >
Transportation expenses during the guided tour (you and the guide)
Admission fee (you and the guide)
Lunch (you and the guide)
Contract Type: Custom-ordered
Before you apply for this guided tour, please read the following information.
(1) We walk several km in a day. Shoes which fit walking are strongly recommended.
(2) Even if it rains, the tour will be carried out. But, if it is a very heavy rain, itineraries will change through discussion for your consent.
(3) If you want to check the guide’s availability, please click this for his calendar.
Guide: Yuki Takano
If you become interested in the guided tour, please feel free to contact the guide. He’s willing to listen to your request to customize the plan if you would like to change the number of guests, the meeting and/or dismissing place(s), the serving hours, mentioned above, etc.