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Boozy Afternoon at Akiu Winery (+ Sendai Airport Shuttle)

A relaxed and tasty start to your Sendai journey!


Due to the continued global spread of the COVID19 virus and the associated impact upon public health and safely in Japan, reservations for all tours and experience programs will be SUSPENDED until May 2020, or until the situation improves and relevant restrictions upon travel are lifted.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Tohoku as soon as possible. In the meantime, please stay safe and well!

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Located just 30 mins from the heart of Sendai City, Akiu hot springs is a countryside oasis! Sprawling rice-fields, surrounding mountains, pristine rivers and clean air are not only scenic, but also the perfect conditions for some of Miyagi’s tastiest local produce. With plenty of tasty farm-to-table restaurants and cafes nearby, Akiu is a gastromonic delight. It is also home to one of northern Japan’s most famous wineries – Akiu Winery! 

Although still a relatively new winery (since 2015), Akiu Winery produces an impressive range of local drops made from the winery’s own grapes as well as grapes from surrounding regions.  

This tour package includes not only a shuttle-bus ticket from Sendai Airport straight to the Akiu area, but also a tasting session and ‘mariage’ plate at Akiu winery, served by the winery’s very own English-speaking sommelier! 

Sit back, relax and take-in the views over the vineyard while discovering the delicious flavours of the region! 

The perfect way to spend the afternoon before checking-in to your hot-spring accommodation in Akiu, or continuing your journey in Sendai City!


What’s Included

> one-way bus ticket between Sendai International Airport and Akiu Onsen
> wine-tasting lecture from English speaking wine sommelier
> 'mariage' set ( two glasses of wine and light snacks for pairing)

Not included

> Any additional meals, drinks and activities
> Anything not included in the above included list

Meeting place



Board the ‘Sendai Seibu Airport Liner’ bus departing Sendai International Airport at 12:50. 

To board the bus, please show your reservation email to the bus-driver, along with the boarding pass from your flight. 


Arrive at ‘Akiu-no-sato Centre’ bus stop. 

Leave your luggage at the centre.

Alternatively, if staying overnight at one of the hot-spring inns in Akiu, head to your accommodation to leave your bags there. 


Take some time to explore the Akiu town area, including the beautiful ‘Rairai-kyo’ Gorge (especially beautiful in the Autumn months), before taking a short walk to Akiu winery (about 10 mins walk from Akiu-no-Sato Centre). 



Arrive at Akiu winery and be greeted by the resident wine sommelier (English speaking) who will give you an introduction to the winery and the delicious variety of wines on offer. 

Once you’ve chosen two glasses of your favourite varieties, sit down to a tasty pairing set! 

Enjoy comparing the flavours of the wine with some tasty bites of local produce!


Tour ends. 

Feel free to continue to explore the Akiu area, or head to your accommodation to check in and soak in the hot-springs!


Sendai International Airport
12:50 ~ 15:30
1~10 persons
6000 yen (※approx. $55 USD)
Sign-up Deadline
Reservations accepted up to two days prior to booking date.
Cancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.


Basic Plan

Price 6000 yen (approx. $55 USD)

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