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!
~ Inoutbound Sendai Matsushima Inc.
1 day or more
How would you like to spend New Year’s like a Japanese person? Each event and tradition holds meaning of family and well wishes for the year ahead. We hope your New Year will be the happiest as you experience traditions like mochi pounding, decoration making, cooking New Year dishes and making your first visit to a shrine for the New Year.
Meet at Yamoto Station
[Best train option: JR Senseki-Tohoku Line Rapid for Ishinomaki: Departs Sendai Station 12:17 from platform 2 (40 mins, 9 stops)]
Walking tour of town
Lesson about New Year in Japan
Break-time/tour of ‘Kurasshik-park’ centre
Try New Year calligraphy, experience making New Year decorations and shrine ornaments
Mochi (rice-cake) pounding and New Year cuisine cooking lesson
Prepare the New Year meal and eat!
Check-in to Ryokan inn accommodation
head to ‘Kurasshik-park’ centre after breakfast
Experience wearing a kimono
Experience ‘Hatsumode’ – the first visit to a shrine for the New Year.
Experience traditional game, change out of kimono
Souvenir shopping time at ‘Antenna Shop Machindo’