4 Days Autumn Leaves Trekking Tour
The Experience of a Lifetime
2015.Oct. - Nov.
We have put together a series of trips from Sendai to Yamagata for an unforgettable Autumn Colour-viewing Japanese cultural experience.
As autumn begins to set in and night-time temperatures drop, the leaves of the forests begin to turn vibrant shades as you have never seen before. Some change to red, others to yellow, and still others to brown.
Hmm, but what is so special? You might ask. Well, if you have never experienced a “take your breath away” moment by something so small, such as leaves, there is a first time for everyone. Trust me, my friend, you will feel the magic. Japanese Maple trees in the area do a lot of awe-inspiring as well. Their brilliant colours will capture your heart.
Upon arrival at Sendai Station or Sendai Airport, our local guide will meet you ready to begin the tour (if time permits – recommended time of arrival is before 3pm). We can(will) visit Sendai Castle Ruins as well as visit the statue of Late Masamune on his faithful steed. Then we will take a stroll at Sendai’s “City of Trees” – a long open avenue lined with lush Zelkova trees.
In the evening, experience Sendai’s traditional dish- Gyuu-tan (a savory and popular Sendai-style dish using cow tongue as the main ingredient) at a local restaurant located within the city, compliment the charcoal grilled tongue with oxtail soup and Mugi-gohan, steamed white rice with barley. It’s said that the more you chew the better it tastes, so don’t pass up this Sendai specialty.
After dinner, check into Hotel – Gassan Pole Pole Farm and rest.
After breakfast in the lodge, experience “Autumn Leaves” Trekking in Rokujuri-Goe pass (9am – 12 noon). Then have a special lunch at a waterfall with a 360 degree view of beautiful leaves.
After lunch, we will continue to Yudono-San, one of the three holy mountains locally known as Dewa Sanzan. Yudono-San’s shrine is considered to be a kind of inner sanctum. In fact, Yudono-San is so sacred that one is neither to talk nor hear of what happens inside the shrine.
Take a soak in the Hot spring & enjoy your dinner at a Japanese Restaurant (Traditional Soba Noodle) before we return to hotel.
After breakfast in the Lodge, we will embark on a relaxing boat cruise on Mogami river all while continuing to enjoy the radiance of the autumn leaves.
After enjoying lunch at farmer’s restaurant, we will visit Haguro-San (Yet, another one of the three holy mountains locally known as Dewa Sanzan) shrine. The walking trail leads through a cedar forest made up of over 2,446 stone steps from base to summit. Along the way, 33 figures, or images, carved into the stone steps will bring prosperity to anyone who can find them all.
Dinner will be at a specialty sushi restaurant before we return to hotel.
After breakfast in the Lodge, experience making Soba, Japanese -style buckwheat noodles, with the locals, and then enjoying your masterful work for lunch.
At 2pm, we will transfer you back to Sendai Station, Sendai Airport, Yamagata airport, or Yamagata station for your return journey home or next destination.
|Day1||Pick you up at Sendai Station or Sendai Airport |
18:00 Dinner at Sendai Beef Tang restaurant
Check in Hotel
|Day2||7:30 Breakfast in the Lodge|
9:00 Autumn Leaves Trekking
12:00 Lunch at Fall and beauty leaves place.
13:00 Yudono-san Shrine
19:00 Dinner at Japanese Restaurant.
|Day3||7:30 Breakfast in the Lodge|
9:30 Mogami river boat cruising
12:00 Lunch at farmer's restaurant
14:00 Haguro-san shrine
17:30 Dinner at speciality sushi restaurant.
|Day4||7:30 Breakfast in the Lodge |
10:00 Making Soba Experience
11:30 Lunch at Soba made by yourself.
14:00 We will take you at Sendai Station,Sendai Airport, Yamagata airport, or Yamagata station.
Pole Pole staff will visit to your city and hold an information session. Please come to our session and ask us any questions.
Singapore Information Session
National Library Seminar Room
Bangkok information session
2015.8/31~9/2 17:00 - 22:00
Taipei Information Session
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