THIS TOUR STARTS FROM A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE IN SENDAI.
You can pick your hotel, Sendai Airport, a train station or any other location as long as it is located within SENDAI CITY.
If you would like our assistance in reaching SENDAI, please book a customized bespoke tour instead.
|PRICES START FROM:
+ JPY17,236 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 5 PEOPLE (TOYOTA ALPHARD) = JPY86,180/GROUP
+ JPY11,935 PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE (HIACE GRAND CABIN) = JPY95,480/GROUP
Each booking will be charged per vehicle, irrespective of the number of passengers. The price per person will depend on the number of passengers in your group travelling in a single vehicle. Please note the maximum occupancy limits for each vehicle while booking.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?
+ Vehicle designated in selected package (either a Toyota Alphard or HiAce Grand Cabin)
+ English speaking driver (the driver is not a guide & may only have basic English skills)
+ Tolls, Highway Fees, Parking Fees, Fuel (and other associated vehicle costs for this itinerary)
HOW CAN I ADD A TOUR GUIDE?
Pick a date & package; press the PROCEED BOOKING button. The next screen will offer you the option to add on a REGION EXPERT (a local guide with expert knowledge of the area, its history and culture) for an additional fee. Other add-ons may also be available.
This private package tour will start at a location of your choice within SENDAI and then proceed to your chosen destination options.
MAIN DESTINATION: Yamadera
MAIN DESTINATION: Yamadera
Yamadera is a scenic temple located in the mountains northeast of Yamagata City. The temple grounds extend high up a steep mountainside, from where there are great views down onto the valley. The temple was founded over a thousand years ago in 860 as a temple of the Tendai sect under the official name Risshakuji. Its popular name, Yamadera, literally means “mountain temple” in Japanese.
The base of the mountain is located about a five minute walk from the Yamadera train station, and there are dozens of shops and restaurants that cater to the temple’s many visitors. There is also a small visitor center just across the bridge along the way from the station to the temple.
To reach the upper area of the temple grounds, visitors must hike up a trail that leads up the mountainside. The ascent takes about 30 minutes and begins after the Sanmon Gate, located a couple minutes’ walk from the main hall, where a small entry fee must be paid.
Entrance fee (separate from tour price, to be purchased on the spot)
Adults: JPY300 per person
The tour will end with us dropping you off at a location of your choice in Sendai.
If you are a first-timer to Yamadera, we highly recommend adding the Regional Expert in the next step ( After you choose the type of car)