All year around

Early morning “bonsai” sea kayaking to enjoy the sunrise in Matsushima Bay


Matsushima Bay is famous as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan; it has been selected as one of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays Club and has over 300 islands that make up its beautiful scenery. On this tour, you will enjoy kayaking around the bonsai-like islands created by nature in Matsushima Bay. This tour is conducted early in the morning, so you can enjoy a very quiet atmosphere. If the weather is fine, you may be able to see the beautiful sunrise from Matsushima Bay. Breakfast and coffee eaten ashore on the island will be a wonderful experience.



What’s Included

What’s Included
・Necessary rental items for kayaking (wetsuits, water shoes, etc.)
・light breakfasts
・Beginners will also be given a lecture on how to ride a kayak.
・Travel insurance
・English speaking guides/ interpretation

Not included

Not Included
・Transport to/from start and end points.
・Personal expenses
・Towels, change of clothes, etc.




Meet your guide at Matsushima bay.


Matsushima Bay(It is recommended to stay in Matsushima town from the day before. As departure is early in the morning, public transportation from neighbouring towns may not be convenient.)
Approx 3 hours
Min 2 pax - 6 pax
23,000 JPY
Sign-up Deadline
Booking by request for departure all season
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy:
• Cancelled more than 21 days prior to departure: Zero fees.
• Cancelled between 20 and 8 days prior to departure: 20% of the Tour Price.
• Cancelled between 7 days and 48 hours prior to departure: 30% of the Tour Price.
• Cancelled between 48 and 24 hours prior to departure :40% of the Tour Price.
• Cancelled within 24 hours of departure: 50% of the Tour Price.
• Cancelled on the day of departure: 100% of the Tour Price.
*No refunds will be given after the tour has commenced.*
Note: If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.

If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.


Basic Plan

Price 23,000 JPY

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