Matsushima Bay Cruise & Green Tea Break Time at a Historical Tea House

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Tohoku (Sendai, etc.) Experience Plan

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¥2,000 ~

Overview :

1. Go on a cruise at Matsushima Bay, one of Japan's three most spectacular views, and enjoy some traditional Japanese sweets and matcha green tea at Kanrantei, a popular sightseeing spot.
2. Take advantage of this special price, which is much more affordable than the regular price!
- Adults (age 13 and over): Normally JPY 2,300, reduced to JPY 2,000
- Children (age 12 and under): Normally JPY 1,400, reduced to JPY 1,200
3. Matsushima Bay was the first bay in Japan to be included in the World's Most Beautiful Bays Club. Enjoy admiring the ever-changing islands of Matsushima while cruising around the bay.



09:50-14:50 Matsushima Kaigan Rest House Counter No. 2 Meet-up Please refer to [Reception Method] & [Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location].
10:00-15:50 50(min) Matsushima Bay Cruise The Matsushima Bay cruise course takes passengers to see the bay's iconic islands such as Futagojima and Niojima (said to be shaped like a sitting person), as well as Kabutoshima (which has a unique shape eroded by the waves), Yoroishima (said to be shaped like an armor), and many other unique islands. Details on how the islands were named and other information are announced on board in English, Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
10:00-16:30 Kanrantei (Includes matcha green tea and sweets) "Kanran" means to watch the rippling waves. It is said that Kanrantei was formerly the teahouse at Fushimi-Momoyama Castle located in Kyoto.
Until the end of the Edo Era, there were 11 buildings within the compound including rooms for samurai following the feudal lord, kitchen, and stable. Among them was Kanrantei, a structure with rich, historic value. Relax and enjoy the scenery that must have been admired by the samurai of ancient times.
-16:30 After the tour, please head to your next destination on your own.


Remarks:Conducting Company: Marubun Matsushima Kisen
Address: 1-4-1 Minato-machi, Shiogama-shi, Miyagi Prefecture
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show a printed copy of the reservation confirmation sheet or a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail. Simply showing the confirmation on a mobile device screen will not be accepted.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
Those who forget to bring their reservation confirmation sheet or a printed copy of their reservation confirmation e-mail may be unable to participate, so make sure to bring it with you.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
Depending on operational circumstances, certain tour dates may be canceled, or tour operation may cease entirely.
In case of inclement weather, the cruise will be canceled and Kanrantei will be closed. In this case, refunds will be issued by the travel agent at a later date.
[About Cruise]
Marubun Matsushima Kisen
- Meeting Time: 10 minutes before departure time
*Cruise Departure Times: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
- Meeting Location: Matsushima Kaigan Pleasure Cruise Boarding Area Counter No. 2
- Address: 98-1 Chonai, Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi Prefecture
- Tel: 022-354-3453
- Access: Take the JR Senseki Line to Matsushimakaigan Station and it is about 5 min on foot from there
- Website (English available):
- Languages spoken by local staff: English
- Onboard announcements: English, Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese
- Toilets available on board
Feeding gulls is prohibited at Matsushima Bay including on board the ship. It is said that mass breeding of black-tailed gulls has damaging effects on newly planted pine trees and leads to an increase of nitrogen rate from their eggs and waste. Please help in protecting Matsushima's pine trees and environment.
1st floor seating is provided for the cruise. For those who would like to have their seats upgraded to 2nd or 3rd floor seating, please pay an additional charge as listed below:
2F Seats: Additional JPY 600/adult, JPY 300/child
3F Seats: Additional JPY 1,400/adult, JPY 700/child
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
Matsushima Kaigan Rest House Counter No. 2 / 9:50 - 14:50
On the day of the tour, head to Matsushima Kaigan Rest House Counter No. 2 to check in and make a reservation for your preferred cruise time. After which, go on the cruise then visit Kanrantei within its open hours. Feel free to go on the cruise and Kanrantei visit in any order you like.
*Cruise departure times are every hour on the hour from 10:00 to 15:00.
*Kanrantei Close Time: 16:30
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]
Children 5 years of age and younger may join the tour for free, but will not be provided with matcha green tea and Japanese sweets at Kanrantei. For children 5 years of age and younger who would like matcha green tea and Japanese sweets, please make a booking at the child rate.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
- Address: 56 Chonai, Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi Prefecture
*About 2 min on foot from Matsushima Kaigan Rest House
- Tel: 022-353-3355
- Website (English available):,3105,30,html
- Languages spoken by local staff: English