Sample Sightseeing Route

Model course for visiting the Sendai area for the first time

Model course for Matsushima to see some Date culture as well!

Sendai Station (JR)
Matsushima Kaigan Station (JR)
Highlights: Zuiganji Temple, Entsuin Temple, and Godaido Hall
This is a walking tour starting from the station. (Time required: approximately 2 hours) Click here for more details.
Sendai Station (JR)
Lunchtime: The beef tongue and sushi restaurant areas inside Sendai Station are highly recommended.
Sendai Station (Loople Sendai)
Zuihoden Mausoleum (Loople Sendai)
Highlight: Zuihoden Mausoleum
This facility is connected with DATE Masamune, who founded Sendai City. (Time required: 30 minutes or more)   Click here for more details.
Site of Sendai Castle (Loople Sendai)
Highlight: Tenshudai
A fantastic viewing spot that looks out on the streets of Sendai. Click here for more details.
Osaki Hachimangu Shrine (Loople Sendai)
Highlight: Osaki Hachimangu Shrine
The main building is a national treasure. (Time required: 30 minutes or more)
Sendai Mediatheque (Loople Sendai)
Highlight: Sendai Mediatheque
There are shops selling folk crafts on the 1st floor.
Why not have a walk along Jozenji-dori Avenue, a road that’s a symbol of Sendai.
The largest restaurant district in all of Tohoku is about a 10-minute walk away. Why not try dinner at one of the places here?
Kotodai-koen Station (Subway) or
Hirose-dori Station (Subway)
Sendai Station (Subway)

Facility Discounts

Zuihoden Mausoleum

Adults: ¥550→¥450
High School Students: ¥400→¥350
Elementary/Junior High School Students: ¥200→¥150

Aoba Castle Museum

Adults: ¥700→¥500
Junior high/ High School Students: ¥500→¥300
Elementary school students: ¥300→¥200

Osaki Hachimanagu Shrine

★Free picture postcard


Not using the Sendai Area Pass
Train and bus fares ¥1,800

Admission fees ¥1,250

¥3,050
Using the Sendai Area Pass
SENDAI AREA PASS ¥1,300

Admission fees ¥950

¥2,250
Save¥800!!

Model course for enjoying Akiu Onsen

Model course for a day-trip from Sendai
With this plan, you can enjoy Akiu Onsen (Hot Springs), a winery tour, and other sightseeing activities.

Sendai Station (Miyagi Kotsu Bus)
Miyagi Kotsu Bus
Akiu Otaki (Miyagi Kotsu Bus)
Highlight: Akiu Otaki Falls
A nationally-designated scenic area. (Time required: approximately 30 minutes)  Click here for more details.
Miyagi Kotsu Bus
Akiu Bunka-no-Sato Center (Miyagi Kotsu Bus) (City Bus)
This is a free sightseeing spot that’s a good starting point for exploring the Akiu area. Services ideal for travelers such as footbaths and bike rentals are available. The Akiu Winery is also within walking distance.
Topics: There are lots of facilities in the Akiu Onsen area where you can pop in for a bath even if you’re not staying the night there.
Sendai City Bus
Ayashi (City Bus)
Get off at the Sendai Astronomical Observatory bus stop.
Sendai City Bus
Ayashi Station (JR)
JR Senzan Line
Sendai Station (JR)

Facility Discounts

Akiu Otaki Botanical Garden

Adults: ¥240→¥190
high school/College Stydents: ¥180→¥140
Elementary/Junior High School Students: ¥120→¥90


Not using the Sendai Area Pass
Train and bus fares ¥3,104

Admission fees ¥240

¥3,344
Using the Sendai Area Pass
SENDAI AREA PASS ¥1,300

Admission fees ¥190

¥1,490
Save¥1,854!!

Model course for exploring Yamadera and Sakunami

Model course for a day-trip from Sendai
Model course for Yamadera Temple and the Sakunami area
Take a trip to Yamadera Temple in the morning, then visit Sakunami Onsen (Hot Springs) in the afternoon.

Sendai Station (JR)
JR Senzan Line bound for Yamagata
Yamadera Station (JR)
Highlight: Yamadera Temple
A famous sightseeing spot in Yamagata Prefecture. Go up 1,050 stone steps towards the inner sanctuary, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with a fantastic view.
JR Senzan Line bound for Sendai
Sakunami Station (JR)
Highlight: Sakunami Onsen
A hot spring deep in the mountains behind Sendai that was visited by a variety of historical figures. You can have a bath here even if you just come for the day. Click here for more details
Topics: Visit the Nikka Whisky Sendai factory, the Miyagikyo Distillery for a tour with a tasting included. No reservations required.
Sakunami Onsen (City Bus)
Sendai City Bus
Sendai Station (City Bus)
Not Using the Sendai Area Pass
Trains and bus fares ¥2,452

¥2,452
Using the Sendai Area Pass
SENDAI AREA PASS ¥1,300

¥1,300
Save¥1,152!!

Model course for Matsushima: see one of Japan’s three greatest sights

Model course for Matsushima and the Shiogama coastal area
The traveling time is relatively short, so it’s ideal for the last day of your trip before heading home.

Sendai Station (JR)
Matsushimakaigan Station (JR)
Highlight: Matsushima
A famous sightseeing spot in Miyagi Prefecture and one of Japan’s three greatest sights. Click here for more details
Matsushimakaigan Station (JR)
Take a sightseeing cruise from Matsushima Kaigan Rest House to Marine Gate Shiogama and enjoy the views on the way.
Matsushimakaigan
Take a sightseeing cruise from Matsushima Kaigan Rest House to Marine Gate Shiogama and enjoy the views on the way.
Note: The sightseeing cruise requires an additional fee.
Hon-Shiogama Station (JR)
Sushi for lunch. A number of famous restaurants are located right near the station. They’re popular, so be sure to get there early!
You can also tour local sake makers like Urakasumi and Abekan. (Check information in advance.)
Tagajo Station (JR)
Highlight: Kirin Beer Sendai Factory
A free shuttle bus is available. Records of when the tsunami hit the factory is available for viewing during the factory tour.
Sendai Station (JR)
Sendai Airport Station (JR, Sendai Airport Access Line)
Not Using the Sendai Area Pass
Trains and bus fares ¥1,705

¥1,705
Using the Sendai Area Pass
SENDAI AREA PASS ¥1,300

¥1,300
Save¥405!!

Model course for the southern regions of Miyagi Prefecture

Model course for seeing the spring cherry blossoms

Sendai Station (JR)
JR Tohoku Main Line
Ōgawara Station (JR)
Hitome Sembonzakura is a site with the Zao mountains in the background where you can see about 1,200 cherry trees lined up along the river. This is one of the most famous spots for cherry blossoms in Miyagi Prefecture.
JR Tohoku Main Line
Shiroishi Station
Highlight: The castle town near Shiroishi Castle
The cherry blossoms are beautiful here in the spring. This location has a rich variety of appealing elements for sightseeing like hot springs and a special type of noodles called Shiroishi-umen.
JR Tohoku Main Line
Tsukinoki Station
From here, change to the Abukuma Express.
Abukuma Express Line
Kakuda Station
Abukuma Express Line
Tsukinoki Station
JR Tohoku Main Line
Sendai Station (JR)
Not using the Sendai Area Pass
Train and bus fares ¥2,420

¥2,420
Using the Sendai Area Pass
SENDAI AREA PASS ¥1,300

¥1,300
Save¥1,120!!