Field Trips & Tours

Participants will have the opportunity to choose the field trips during their stay in Sendai.

Matushima (松島)

Matsushima (松島) is one of Japan's three most scenic views, 松 “matsu” means pine and 島 “shima” means island, Matsushima is a group of islands in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It is famous for oysters and seafood. You can rent a kimono and enjoy traditional culture or try SUP and enjoy the scenery from the sea. Boat tours are also available.

Mount Zaō (蔵王連峰)

Mount Zaō (蔵王連峰) is a 1,841-meter-high volcano between Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. It is one of Tohoku's most famous attractions, offering spectacular views from the top. It is possible to access the top with crater lake called “Okama” by car or lift. Traditional hotels, called ryokan located in the Zao onsen area offer hot spring bating and traditional dinner. Zao fox village is an open contact area for visitors and foxes, where foxes can walk freely and live in nature.

Chusonji temple (中尊寺)

Chusonji temple (中尊寺) is a Buddhist temple in the town of Hiraizumi in southern Iwate Prefecture, Japan listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 as an important location of Pure Land Buddhism. It is famous for the golden hall called “Konjikido”. The temple offers many highlights including Benkeido Hall, Yakushido Hall and Hondo (Main) Hall. The temple is located in a knockout natural mountain area.