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2-Day Matsushima Historical Tour with Homestay and Fishing

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$439.99

Book this unique 2-day Matsushima historical tour with unique fishing experience! Matsushima is well known as one of Japan’s three most scenic destinations. Visit a historical tea house with VIP access to a private tea room. Experience the most authentic tea ceremony and taste a different variety of Japanese green tea. Stay with a local family overnight and have a local style dinner together. Take this great opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their family history and daily lives. Enjoy the mesmerizing coastal landscape of Matsushima with over 260 pine-covered islands while your local guide explains the fascinating local history especially about the famous shogunate, Masamune Date, the samurai ruler of the Sendai region who was known as ”Dokuganryu” (one-eyed hero) as he could only see with one eye.
- 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

Description:

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.

Departure:

Departure point:

Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line) in Matsushima

Departure time:

10:00 AM

Duration:

2 days

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


Reviews:

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Anonymous
This tour was truly magical and a unique experience. We loved the green tea tasting and seafood BBQ was delicious. The tour guides were very kind and knowledgeable about the area and we were very humbled to learn about the impact of the tsunami. We highly recommend this tour and hope to visit the area again.
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Anonymous
We had a wonderful time in the Matsushima area. Both of our guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. They made sure that we were comfortable. Everyone was very welcoming to us in all the places we visited and we learned a lot about Japanese culture and history. Highly recommended.

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2-Day Matsushima Historical Tour with Homestay and Fishing
Overview:

Book this unique 2-day Matsushima historical tour with unique fishing experience! Matsushima is well known as one of Japan’s three most scenic destinations. Visit a historical tea house with VIP access to a private tea room. Experience the most authentic tea ceremony and taste a different variety of Japanese green tea. Stay with a local family overnight and have a local style dinner together. Take this great opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their family history and daily lives. Enjoy the mesmerizing coastal landscape of Matsushima with over 260 pine-covered islands while your local guide explains the fascinating local history especially about the famous shogunate, Masamune Date, the samurai ruler of the Sendai region who was known as ”Dokuganryu” (one-eyed hero) as he could only see with one eye.

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$439.99

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