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Full-Day Historical Cycling Tour in Matsushima
"Matsushima has had a long history as a sightseeing spot due to its beautiful landscape. However this is not the only reason that this area was well-known. This area is also known as a historically important location for being a base of the shogunate during the Sengoku (Warring States) period and is deeply associated with 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.After Matsushima became a base for the Date family they built a number of impressive facilities such as Zuiganji Temple registered as a National Treasure and a symbol of Matsushima. These are only a small portions of the fascinating story of Matsushima.10am - Meet your guide at the Matsushima-Kaigan station10:15am to 11:15am - Enjoy a tea ceremony at one of the Miyagi prefecture's tangible cultural properties. The tea ceremony will be held in the Goza-no-ma room
From JPY17,272.00
 
Full-Day Historical Cycling Tour in Matsushima Including One-Way Train Ticket from Tokyo
"Arrive at Tokyo Station at 7:00am and get ready to board your bullet train heading to Matsushima. The bullet train will depart at 7:36am from Tokyo Station and will arrive at Sendai Station at 9:10am. You will have an approximate 30-minute change to then depart at 9:30am. Arrive at Matsushima-Kaigan Station 10:11am where your guide will be waiting for you at the ticket gate.Arrive at the Kanrantei Tea House one of the Miyagi prefecture's most tangible cultural properties at 10:30am and enjoy a tea ceremony. The tea ceremony will be held in the Goza-no-ma room which is not open to public. You will have special access to this room and experience the tea ceremony. Enjoy Japanese traditional green tea with a stunning view of the Matsushima bay. Afterward visit local and historical sites on a bicycle. This is a great opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Matsushima by seeing their local lifestyle. Visit some of the most popular attractions including the Zuiganji Temple a National Treasure and Important Cultural Property
From JPY30,549.00
 
Experience Matsushima and Shiogama Cultural Tour Including VIP Access to Private Tea House Room
"10am - Meet your guide at Hon-Shiogama Station in MatsushimaWalk to a famous local green tea store for a unique ""green tea tasting"" experience. You will have a chance to taste a few kinds of high-grade green tea that is served at luxurious hot enjoy some sake tasting experience. 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 - LunchStop by a local area for lunch (at your own expense); food selections includes sushi yakiniku (Japanese style BBQ) local izakaya food seafood oysters
From JPY19,220.00

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Mt. Kampu, Oga Peninsula

Mt. Kampu, a height of 355m above sea level is gentle mountain with which all mountains are covered in the lawn. Kampuzan Rotating Observation Deck Fee: Admission 550 yen for adultsHours: From 8:30...
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Lunch and onsen dipping at Tsurunoyu Onsen Ryokan

April 2007Tsurunoyu Onsen Hot SpringI have the experience of lunching at the old Inn. Food was served around the sunken hearth, with the cooking pot hanging from a bamboo pole from the ceiling. Fish...
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Aug 27, 2008

Namahage museum

Namahage, played by young men in domenic masks and traditional straw garments, make the rounds of houses in their village. They burst into these houses searching for new community members like young...
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Aug 11, 2008

Oga Quasi National Park

Oga-hanto Peninsula, in the western part of Akita, just out into the Sea of Japan in the shape of an ax. Oga Quasi-national Park boasts spectacular coastal scenery, featuring strange rocks carved out...
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Aug 11, 2008

Portable Shrine under the water fall

In Happo Town, on the 1st August.Young town people wearing white costumes, carrying a portable shrine over their shoulders, and parade through the Hachimori district.Then, they go into the basin of...
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Aug 03, 2008

Sunflowers Festival

From the end of July, to the mid-August.Thousands of sunflowers bloom spectacularly in the four hectare wide field, next to the roadside station of Nishime, Yurihonjo city.Events include sunflowers...
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Aug 03, 2008
 
 
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Harmful Insect Festival

In the month 20th AugustAt Ugo town, town folks praying for good harvest and prosperity for the village, and protection from harmful insects.At the riverside, participants wrap straws around two trees...
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Aug 03, 2008

Taiyu Festival

This all communities gathering, occurs during the last Saturday of the month of July, at the community Baseball ground. Local participation of school children dancing to the American Raps, Taiko...
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Aug 03, 2008

Kakunodate Matsuri no Yama Gyoji

celebrated on the September 7- 9Oyama musical accompanists on 18 festival floats play the music. Akita Obako Women perform "Teodori Dancing," which involves many dancers moving in unison and making...
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Aug 01, 2008

Kakunodate - 'Little Kyoto'

Kakunodate is a historic samurai castle town, with cherry trees lined streets, manors and houses were built since Edo period, people flocked here to see cherry blossoms in late April to early May, the...
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Jul 23, 2008

Small Kyoto of Michinoku Bukeyashiki

If you visit Akita I recommend to take a look this place their is a lot of history about Akita, from what I saw is a soldiers wearing samurai uniform, ancient stuffs that I can't remember now, it is...
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Feb 07, 2005

GAO Aquarium, Oga peninsula

Not so big aquarium with white bear as a star here. Unfortunately, she was sleeping when I came.I come here by taxi. So I cannot tell about the direction. Please, see my transportaion tip.
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Aug 11, 2008

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