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Sanriku Coast Weekend Tour


  • April 24 (Sat) - April 25 (Sun) 2021


Many parts of the Sanriku Coast were devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Ten years later, the region has made great strides towards revitalization and is home to stunning natural wonders, exciting foodie areas and poignant museums. Join this tour from Sendai to Kesennuma to explore the past and future of the Sanriku Coast.  



Dedicated as the mausoleum for one of the most powerful lords of the Edo Period, Date Masamune, Zuihoden Temple is first accessed from the sweeping stone stairs lined with grand cedar trees. Featuring the unique design of the Momoyama Period, the main building displays colorful and complex woodwork. 


The Rias Ark Museum

The Rias Ark Museum is an important local property that aims to introduce the southern Sanriku Coastal region through its two permanent exhibitions. The main exhibition is dedicated to interpreting and displaying the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami through photographs and damaged articles, aiming to give visitors a poignant approach to the disaster whilst also considering the future. The second exhibition focuses on regional and historical folk materials, customs and food.


Matsushima Short Hike on Fukuura Island

The over 200 small islands that surround Matsushima are known for their great inspiration to the 17-century haiku master Matsuo Basho, as well as being designated as one of Japan’s three most scenic views. Take a stroll across the attractive red bridge to one of these islands, Fukuura, and explore its botanical wonderscape through a short hike around the island, dotted with lookout points over the surrounding islands.


Tour Information

April 24 (Sat) - April 25 (Sun) 2021


Meeting Place

Tokyo Station (the detail location will be shared later)



09:08 Leave from Tokyo via Bullet Train

10:40 Arrive in Sendai

11:00 Zuihoden Temple

13:00 Lunch at Sendai Morning Market

15:39 Travel to Kesennuma

18:00 Arrive in Kesennuma

18:15 Check into hotel

19:00 Dinner in Kesennuma

21:00 End of tour



09:30 Check out of hotel

10:00 Rias Ark Museum

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Travel to Matsushima

15:00 Short hike on Fukuura Island

16:45 Shiogama Shrine

17:30 Return to Sendai Station

18:30 End of tour



¥35,000 per person

Based on a group of 20 and including the Go To Travel Campaign discount


Bullet train, local train and bus tickets on the first day

Private transportation on the second day
All activities

Accommodation for one night

English speaking guide for both days

Breakfast on the second day

Not Included:

Lunch and dinner



Luggage that is light and can be transported easily by yourself.



We will send you details when your booking is confirmed.



Shared room, 3-star Hotel in Kesennuma

Capacity: 20

This tour may be cancelled due to the discontinuation of the Go To Travel Campaign.

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