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Matsushima, one of the three most scenic views in Japan

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5h $ 66 Price up to 8 people


  • Matsushima Bay Cruise by sightseeing boat
  • Zuiganji Temple, a national treasure.
  • Entsuin Temple, an important national cultural asset.
  • Godaido Hall, an important national cultural asset.
  • Kanrantei Teahouse
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65.80 USD

Price up to 8 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 9.40
Extra person.
$ 9.40


Matsushima is known as one of "the three most scenic views in Japan".

Matsushima Bay is dotted with approximately 260 pine-clad islands.
Cruising by sightseeing boat is best way to watch the great scenery.

Matsushima area also has historical and temples, including a national treasure.
They were founded more than 400 years ago, by the famous samurai Date Masamune.

What to Expect

Matsushima has been ranked one of "the three most scenic views in Japan".
This area is also famous for its historical structures including prestigious temples.
You can enjoy the beauty of nature,Japanese culture, and its history.

Zuiganji Temple is one of the most famous Zen temple in Tohoku(North-Eastern Japan) region.
It's buildings are designated as the national treasures.

Entsuin Temple is famous for its beautiful Japanese rock garden.
You can also try making Buddhist rosary.

You can rest and enjoy Japanese Matcha (Japanese green tea) at Kanrantei Teahouse.

Any season is good for sightseeing in Matsushima.
In spring, you can see cherry blossoms on a hill.
Summer is the best season for cruising by sightseeing boat.
In Autumn, colored leaves in temple's gardens are so beautiful.
Pine trees covered by snow is a specialty of winter.

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  • Matsushima Bay Cruise by sightseeing boat
  • Zuiganji Temple, a national treasure.
  • Entsuin Temple, an important national cultural asset.
  • Godaido Hall, an important national cultural asset.
  • Kanrantei Teahouse


We use public transportation.
The road gets jammed with cars in tourist seasons, I recommend using a train.

Matsushima area has many tourist spots.
If you have any places you are interested in, please do not hesitate to ask me.
Our plan will be as flexible as possible.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee
Meeting Point
At Sendai Station
Ending Point
At Sendai Station
5 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the transportation fee?

We ride a train from Sendai Station to Matsushima Kaigan Station. The wan way fee is 410 yen (820 yen for round trip) .

How much is the entrance fee?

Matsushima cruise by a sightseeing boat:
1,500 yen

Zuiganji Temple:
700 yen

Entsuin Temple:
300 yen

Godaido Hall:

Kanrantei Teahouse:
200 yen (the price of tea and sweets are not included)

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.
Reviews ( 3 )
William William United States ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Customized Half Day Sendai Tour ”

My wife is a true Hanyu Yuzuru’s fan and that’s the main reason why we decided to spend half day (on our way to Akita) in Sendai to visit his birth place and hometown. If triplelights allow us to give Shunsuke a six stars rating, we are more happy to do so. Shunsuke diligently planned a special tour to make sure my wife can experience her “Yuzuru” experience, Shunsuke even went beyond and helped my wife to get the limited Yuzuru subway pass two months before we arrived. He understand our group is traveling with an elderly and pre arranged taxi service besides using the subway. Shunsuke is very communicative, patient, courteous and accommodative. We decided to schedule another half day trip with him when we travel back from Akita to Tokyo. Anyone who is interested in exp... read more


Thank you for the great review. I had a great time with you and your family, too. Hanyu Yuzuru is a hero to Sendai people. I am so glad that he attracts many fans to Sendai.

Murat Murat Belgium ( Solo )
3 months ago

“ A Very Memorable Tour in Matsushima Area ”

Shunsuke was a great tour guide with a lot of experience, he planned our tour carefully and also took into account my preferences about what to do along the way. I wanted to see the cherry blossoms and he took me to a park on the hills of Matsushima where the view of cherry blossoms together with the view of Matshusima Bay area was amazing! I wanted to try some of the local food and he took me to a local restaurant for a great sushi course and famous local oysters. Of course, we also visited all the important monuments in the area, even witnessed a real buddhist wedding ceremony in Zuiganji Temple! Every step along the way, he told me about the importance and the history of the places we visited. I really enjoyed the tour and also learned a lot from him. I would highly recommend Shunsuke a... read more


Thank you very much for a great review. I am glad that you I enjoyed the tour in Matsushima. You were interested in many things in our local town, which made me happy. I also had a great time with you.

Revance Victoria Revance Indonesia ( Family )
3 months ago

“ The View is Great and Nice Tour Guide ”

Very Welcome..and Have The Right Time To See Wonderful Scene...Great Job


Thank you very much for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I also had a great time with you and your family.

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