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Tohoku Under the Radar

Aerial adventure over northern Japan!

Highlights

Forget seeing Fuji from a bullet train…
Think epic volcanic craters, multi-coloured mountains and dramatic city skylines from a bird’s eye view!

 

Jump aboard our exclusive heli-tours to rediscover Tohoku, under the radar!

The fastest and most convenient way to see northern Japan.
Enjoy the freedom to fly between multiple scenic landmarks in a matter of minutes. 

Be the first to discover new views in far-flung areas, out of reach for the average tourist.

 

All tours leave from Sendai City, just 90 minutes from Tokyo!
The perfect day-trip or mini-break, off the beaten the path.
Fly solo, or in a group (up to 5 persons).

 

Choose from the below courses or design your own adventure –

 

The sky’s the limit!

 

OUTLINE

What’s Included

> Exclusive private-chartered helicopter ride over natural landmarks
> Safety briefing
> Insurance

Not included

> Anything not included in the above 'included' list.

Meeting place

TOUR COURSE

PATH 1

SCENIC WONDERLAND MATSUSHIMA 

With over 200 tiny islands dotted across a peaceful bay, it’s no wonder why Matsushima Bay is one of Japan’s top scenic views. 

Take-in 360° views of the entire bay in one glance! 

Head inland and soar over the sprawling metropolis of Tohoku’s capital, Sendai City. 

Fly over the Zao mountain range and gaze into the emerald caldera lake of the ‘Okama’ crater, located on one of Tohoku’s most active volcanoes. 

 

TIME:  60 minutes

FARE :

(JPY) 

 

750,000 yen per charter

(or from 150,000 yen per person) 

 

FARE:

(USD) 

 

Approx $6820 per charter

(or from $1364 per person)

 

 

 

PATH 2

AERIAL CHERRY BLOSSOMS 

The ultimate Spring in Japan experience!

Why picnic under a tree when you can soar over a pink forest? 

Tohoku’s cherry blossom season starts a little later than Tokyo and Kyoto, so this is the perfect opportunity if you’ve missed out on seeing blossoms down south. 

First, take-off over the sprawling metropolis of Tohoku’s capital, Sendai City.

Fly over the Zao mountain range and gaze into the emerald caldera lake of the ‘Okama’ crater, located on one of Tohoku’s most active volcanoes. 

Enjoy the contrast of pink cherry blossoms against the white fortress of Shiroishi Castle. 

See the incredible ‘Hitome-Sembon-Zakura’ (1000 cherry blossoms at one glance) of Ogawara from above.

Over one thousand cherry trees line the Shiroishi River, framed by a snow-capped Mt. Zao. 

 

TIME:  55 minutes

FARE:

(JPY) 

 

700, 000 yen per charter

(or from 140,000 yen per person)

 

FARE:

(USD) 

 

Approx $6365 per charter

(or from $1273 per person)

 

 

 

Path 3

AUTUMN COLOURS OF KURIKOMA

Incredible mountains dominate Japan’s natural landscape, covering 75-80% of the country.

In Autumn, the countryside transforms into a fiery palette of golden rice fields and forests of red, yellow and orange.  

First, take-off over the sprawling metropolis of Tohoku’s capital, Sendai City.

Mt. Kurikoma is a 1627m volcano straddling the border of Miyagi, Iwate and Akita Prefectures.  Be lost for words as you gaze at the rich tapestry of colour stretching out below you. 

 

TIME: 75 minutes

FARE:

(JPY)

 

900, 000 yen per charter

(or from 180,000 yen per person)

 

FARE:

(USD) 

 

Approx $8200 per charter

(or from $1640 per person)

 

 

 

Path 4

TAILOR-MADE ADVENTURE

Flying by helicopter is the fastest and most convenient way to make the most of your Tohoku adventure!

Consult with us to plan the perfect course to suit your interests and travel needs.

Take a quick scenic tour, or charter a helicopter for the day as you hop between local highlights!

See the incredible rock formations of Hotokegaura at the tip of the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori…

Or fly over the frozen forests of Mt. Zao’s famous ‘Snow Monsters’ in winter. 

Whenever the season, whatever your mood…The sky is the limit!!

 

TIME: By consultation
FARE: 

By consultation

 

 

TOUR DETAILS

Where
By inquiry. Please meet 30 minutes prior to flight for safety briefing.
Time
approx. 60 minutes
Size
1~5 persons
Price
By course
Sign-up Deadline
One month prior to departure date.
Cancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
Note
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.

TOUR PLAN

Basic Plan

Price By course

Are you looking for a ‘deeper’ kind of travel?

At Tohoku ‘Local Secret’ Tours we can also suggest custom-made itineraries to meet your travel needs! You want to experience what’s unique to Tohoku.
You want to visit the places where the locals go; the places not listed in guidebooks!
You want to meet and interact with local people. You want to take your time exploring Tohoku so you need a guide, or perhaps an English-speaking driver...
...whatever you need for your Tohoku travel, we have it covered!
Feel free to contact us with any inquiries. We will respond within two business days after receiving your message.

Book now!

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