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Cherry Blossoms and Historical Spots in Sendai

4h $ 70 Price up to 10 people

Highlights

  • Sendai Castle Site
  • Zuihoden Mausoleum
  • Osaki Hachimangu Shrine
  • Nishioen Park
  • Tsutsujigaoka Koen Park
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70.40 USD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

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Extra hour.
$ 17.60

Overview

This is a tour to visit historical spots around the central Sendai City. All of them are related to Date Masamune, one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history. This tour includes Sendai Castle, Zuihoden Mausoleum, and Osaki Hachimangu Shrine.

What to Expect

By visiting famous sightseeing spots, you can feel the essence of Japanese history, especially samurai era.

Sendai Castle was built in 1600 by Date Masamune. He was the founder of Sendai City, and one of the most popular samurai in Japanese history.
Masamune built Sendai Castle as a huge and beautiful castle, with a perfect defensive system.
You can learn how Japanese castles were built.
Though the original buildings were destroyed during Meiji Restoration(1868) and World War Ⅱ(1945), there are still some structures that tell you the history.

Zuihoden is the mausoleum of Date Masamune. It was built in 1637 by Masamune's son, Tadamune.
The building is beautifully decorated with gold leaf, Japanese lacquer, and exquisite sculptures.
Although the original building was burnt down by an air raid in 1945, it was restored in 1979.

Osaki Hachimangu Shrine was built in 1607. This is also the legacy of Date Masamune.
It is one of the most gorgeous shrines in Tohoku(north-eastern Japan) region, and designated as a national treasure.
Osaki Hachimangu enshrines the deity of victory. Many people wising for success visit this shrine, including professional sports players.
If you are interested in Japanese shrines, this is a perfect spot.

In Spring, I recommend some parks in central Sendai for cherry blossom viewing.
Nishi Koen Park and Tsutsujigaoka Koen Park are visited by many locals.

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SHUNSUKE Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Sendai Castle Site
  • Zuihoden Mausoleum
  • Osaki Hachimangu Shrine
  • Nishioen Park
  • Tsutsujigaoka Koen Park

Important

We use the sight seeing bus called "Loople Sendai." It goes in a loop through the popular sightseeing spots in central Sendai.
If you find something interesting in the course of the bus, please don't hesitate to ask me.
I will be as flexible as I can, and I will guide you anywhere in central Sendai.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch or dinner, entrance fee
Meeting Point
At your hotel or Sendai Station
Ending Point
At your hotel or Sendai Station
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

We will use the 1 day pass of "Loople Sendai"(a sightseeing bus). It costs 620 yen, per one person.

Can I visit spots which are not on the list?

The guide will be as flexible as possible. You can visit anywhere you are interested in (as long as it's not too far from central Sendai).

How much is the entrance fee?

Sendai Castle Site:
Basically free. But if you want to see a short movie in the theater, it will cost 700 yen.

Zuihoden Mausoleum: 550 yen

Osaki Hachimangu Shrine: free

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.