[Request Reservation: Private Tour] Touring the Historical Shiroishi Castle Town

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Tohoku (Sendai, etc.) Walking Tour

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Price(Lowest) :

¥14,500 ~

Overview :

- See a castle, wear armor and a helmet, and taste delicious Japanese sake in a sake brewery!
- Customers on this plan can efficiently visit Shiroishi's famous spots in a short amount of time. Shiroishi is hugely popular for its Fox Village, but it is also home to many other wonderful spots.
First, visit an old, traditional residence and see some specially made washi (Japanese paper) on display. Lamps made with Shiroishi Washi paper emit a faint light, creating a relaxing atmosphere.
Did you know that Shiroishi is home to a castle and samurai residences? At Shiroishi Castle, feel free to don the popular garb of armor and helmet and have your picture taken. The scenery from the top floor is absolutely breathtaking! At a samurai residence near the castle, you can learn how samurai used to live and feel what it's like.
In addition, tour a sake brewery, taste some Japanese sake, and savor a specialty of warm soba noodles.
This plan is recommended for those who want to step back in time to when samurai roamed the land, and learn about Japan's culture and history!
- At a Japanese-style house, learn about washi paper.
- At a sake brewery, feel free to sample some Japanese sake and buy some souvenirs.
- At a Japanese castle, learn about history and try on armor and a helmet for free.
- At a samurai residence, take in the feeling of how samurai must have lived at the time.
This is a private tour that can be booked for 1 to 6 people. Customers can have an enjoyable tour with people they know at their own pace.
- This tour promotes Eco-friendly efforts as stated under Sunrise Tours' Sustainable Development Goals.
Please check the following page for details.



09:30- Meet in front of Shiroishi Station Tourist Information Center In front of Shiroishi Station Tourist Information Center
09:40-10:10 30(min) Sumaru Yashiki This is a traditional Japanese house built during the Meiji period (1868-1912). At present it has been donated to Shiroishi City, and hosts exhibits of traditional washi paper called Shiroishi Washi. As a base for community development, it also hosts various events.
10:20-10:50 30(min) Zao Shuzo Tenjikan This exhibit hall is managed by a sake brewery maker. Founded in 1873, it makes Japanese sake every year from November to March using rice and water sourced locally.
11:00-11:40 40(min) Shiroishi Castle Shiroishi Castle is Shiroishi's iconic sightseeing spot. Experience wearing armor and a helmet free of charge! From the top floor, you can see a breathtaking panorama of beautiful mountains. You're sure to take some memorable photos here.
11:45-12:30 40(min) Shiroishi Castle History Museum This museum lets visitors learn all about Shiroishi's past. The shop on the first floor offers Shiroishi Castle original products, Sengoku Basara anime goods, Shiroishi specialty umen noodles, washi paper, and more.
12:45-13:05 20(min) Katakura Family Samurai Residence This is a Miyagi Prefecture Designated Cultural Property. This samurai residence is snug beside a waterway that's accessible on foot from Shiroishi Castle. There is a spot where you can get down to the waterway which is still used to this day, and you can also see how it was actually used in people's way of life during the Edo period (1603-1868).


Remarks:Conducting Company: otomo Inc.
3F Mitomi Building, 3-13-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
(This is not the meeting location.)
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
- This is a request reservation tour.
Please understand in advance that reception of requests does not guarantee reservations.
After an inquiry on reception availability has been made and the tour service has been reserved, the application procedure is officially completed. Furthermore, answering may take some time (it is expected to take 5 business days at most).
- At the time of request reception, the cancellation policy does not apply, however, if there is a cancellation after an official booking has been made, the designated cancellation fee will be required.
- If customers do not arrive at the appointed meeting time even when 60 minutes have passed, the tour will be considered canceled. (No Show 100%)
[Request Reservation Method]
(1) Please create a reservation record on GE2. (Stock is at 0, so at this time reservations cannot be guaranteed.)
(2) After creating a request record, please include the following information and contact JTB Global Marketing & Travel staff via e-mail. 
- E-mail Address:
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
- In case a destination is temporarily closed, the tour may be guided to an alternative destination. Thank you for your understanding.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
- In front of Shiroishi Station Tourist Information Center
- The otomo Inc. guide will be waiting holding a board with the otomo logo as an identification marker.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
Please wear clothes which are comfortable to move around in.
[Important Notes: Not Included in Tour Charge]
- Transportation expenses
- Admission fees
- Meal charges
- Souvenirs
- Experience fees
(at least JPY 1,800 in cash required for each person)