- Airport Limousine Bus transfer coupon (one-way)
- 7 Day Japan Rail Pass
- Nikko World Heritage Tour (inc. lunch)
- 3 nights of accommodation at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo
- 2 nights of accommodation at the Hotel Metropolitan Sendai East
- 2 nights of accommodation at the Art Hotel Hirosaki City inc. breakfast
- 2 nights of accommodation at the Hotel Resol Hakodate
- 2 nights of accommodation at the Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo
This tour starts off in Tokyo and continues up north, offering an introduction to some of Tohoku's highlights. During this tour you will experience a mix of spectacular nature, fascinating history and get a taste of the undiscovered charm of Northern Japan. With an appropriate amount of time at each destination, this itinerary offers an exciting program with a variety of sightseeing activities.
Today is the first day of your 7 Day Japan Rail Pass.
Check-out of the Shinagawa Prince Hotel and from Shinagawa Station board a JR Yamanote Line train to Tokyo Station. (12 mins) Make your way to the bullet train llines and board a Yamabiko bullet train to Sendai Station. (115 mins)
Your accommodation at the Hotel Metropolitan Sendai East is a directly connected to the station.
A city sightseeing loop bus, the Loople Sendai, departs from JR Sendai Station (West Exit) bus stop #16 and does a one-hour loop around a number of major attractions. An all-day pass can be purchased for JPY620.
Board the bus to visit:
Zuihoden Mausoleum (09:00 – 16:30/JPY550) – the ornate Zuihoden Mausoleum features intricate, and brightly coloured woodwork, and is site where Date Masamune, one of the most powerful feudal lords during the Edo period, is entombed.
Sendai City Museum (09:00 – 16:15/JPY400) – features a number of exhibits relating to various aspects of Sendai’s history. Here you will find the suit of armour belonging to Date Masamune, which is a Important Cultural Asset, on display.
Osaki Hachimangu Shrine – a beautiful shrine covered mostly in black lacquer and decorated with gold leaf. Designated as a National Treasure, it enshrines the guardian deity of the Date family.
For dinner tonight, visit one of the restaurants on Gyutan Dori (Beef Tongue Street) for Sendai’s most popular delicacy. Most commonly grilled on a barbeque, many restaurants will also serve it on top of rice, in a curry or in a stew.
Stay: Hotel Metropolitan Sendai East - 1/2
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