TOHOKU Trip by Propeller Airplane 〜SENDAI,SHONAI,NIIGATA〜

Tohoku is a generic term for the northern area of Japan.

Tohoku is the name for the northernmost area of Japan's main island. It’s a place that played a central role in Jomon culture, also called the origin of Japanese culture. In ancient times, Tohoku was known as "Michinoku," roughly translating to "off the beaten path," because of its distance from the center of Japan and the rough seas and mountain roads that surround it. As a result, Tohoku has a unique culture influenced by indigenous belief and the ancient Japanese religion of Shintoism. Many festivals and rituals that embody that culture still remain today. Tohoku is one of Japan's leading grain-producing areas, and its fertile grounds grow the majority of Japans consumed apples and an abundance of other fruits.

During the winter months, many areas of Tohoku are hit by heavy snow. This snow made farming almost impossible and thus farmers would take up other crafts to pass the time. This created a vast and rich crafting culture in many areas of Tohoku. This tradition has been passed down through the generations and can be seen in present-day Tohoku crafting. The people of Tohoku are brought up in harmony with the abundant nature, and embody the attributes Japan is famous for: pure-heartedness, humility and honesty. Get lost in Tohoku, the beauty, its unique history and culture and the many world heritage sites open to visitors. Experience the beauty of Tohoku, a region renowned for its peaceful co-existence with nature.

Trip by Propeller AirplaneTrip by Propeller Airplane

  • Save time on your journey

    It’s faster to travel by Propeller Airplane than by land!

  • Once-in-a-lifetime views

    The low altitude flight allows for a unique view of Japan unseen on commercial flights or by car!

  • Supreme Privacy

    The charter flights offer a level of privacy unmatched by commercial flights

    Once-in-a-lifetime views
  • Movie

Things To Do

Sendai

  • Zuiganji Temple

    Zuiganji Temple

    Taking over five years to be completed by Date Masamune, the Zuiganji Temple stands as one of the best Zen temples in the area. A Bodaji Temple – a Buddhist temple where generation after generation bury and watch over their dead through traditional burial and rituals – the Zuiganji Temple was important to the Date family. Gorgeous paintings of Karato and Ranma, sliding doors and beautifully made floors made Zuiganji Temple a pinnacle of architectural prowess. Although man-made, the temple was a representation of the natural beauty in Japan making it akin to a national treasure.

  • Matsushima・Shiogama Cruise

    Matsushima・Shiogama Cruise

    Using various sizes of sightseeing boats, the Shiogama Cruise takes visitors around the Matsushima islands to Shiogama. Sail into the shallows and get closer to the island than any other tour. Explore the island, surrounding islets, and depending on the season, there are also special projects and oyster hotpot cruises available.

  • Shoukeikaku (Lunch)

    Shoukeikaku (Lunch)

    With more than 100 years of history, this former restaurant of the Date family has been serving local Sendai cuisine since its inception. The restaurant also uses traditional Sendai crafts such as Sendai tansu in its stores.

Niigata

  • Suwada Open Factory

    Suwada Open Factory

    Witness Japanese manufacturing up close with a tour of a well-respected Japanese “cutting tools” factory - Suwada. Popular both abroad and in Japan, this factory offers tours where one can watch the creation of popular household items in person.

  • Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo

    Sanjo Blacksmith Dojo

    The leading name in hardware in Japan, Sanjo prides itself on the quality of its products. The Sanjo Dojo is not only for refining traditional technique but for passing down said technique from generation to generation. During this Dojo visit, you can try your hand at sharpening Japanese knives and making your own Japanese nails.

  • Kayamori Farm (Lunch)

    Kayamori Farm (Lunch)

    With farming practices at Kayamori dating back 300 years, Kayamori Farm sticks to tradition. Learn how to cook rice in a clay pot and sample some of the farmers’ freshly pickled vegetables.

Shonai

  • Three Mountains of Dewa Yamabushi Experience

    Three Mountains of Dewa Yamabushi Experience

    The three mountains of Dewa are the mountains Gassan, Haguro and Yudono, and it is said that people are reborn after visiting the peaks of all three mountains. Yamabushi are Japanese mountain ascetic hermits. During the Yamabushi experience one will strip from their city garbs and don a white robe. Following the training path deep into the Dewa mountains, one can learn about nature and the way of the Yamabushi.

  • Swedish Terrace (Accommodation)

    SUIDEN TERRASSE (Accommodation)

    Designed by artist Shigeru Saka, this wooden hotel was created in order for guests to enjoy all seasons of Japan. Overlooking a rice field, said to be the original scenery of Japan, on a clear day this hotel has excellent views akin to Bolivia’s Uyuni salt lake.

  • Kamo Aquarium

    Kamo Aquarium

    The only aquarium in Yamagata, the Kamo Aquarium has a popular jellyfish exhibition hosting over 50 different species. With various colors and sizes, the jellyfish exhibition is a joy for all ages, attracting visitors from not only Japan but all over the world.

Customize Your Trip!

Tour 1:
Sendai to Niigata

Day1

  • 10:00 Depart Sendai Airport
  • 11:00 Arrive Niigata Airport
  • 11:45 SEKAIZUSHI
  • 13:45 SUWADA OPEN FACTORY
  • 15:00 Sanjo Blacksmith Training Hall
  • 17:30 Satoyama Jujo (Dinner and accommodation at hotel)

Day2

  • 09:30 Satoyama Jujo (Breakfast at hotel)
  • 11:00 Farm experience & lunch at Kayamori Farm
  • 15:00 Depart Niigata Airport
  • 15:50 Arrive Sendai Airport

Tour 2:
Sendai to Yamagata

Day1

  • 10:00 Depart Sendai Airport
  • 11:00 Arrive Shonai Airport
  • 11:45 Lunch at Saikan
  • 13:00 Three Mountains of Dewa Yamabushi Experience
  • 17:30 Shonai Hotel SUIDEN TERRASSE (Dinner and accommodation at hotel)

Day2

  • 10:00 Shonai Hotel SUIDEN TERRASSE (Breakfast at hotel)
  • 10:30 Kamo Aquarium
  • 11:45 Lunch at Okimizuki
  • 13:45 Depart Shonai Airport
  • 14:25 Arrive Sendai Airport

Tour 3:
Saitama/Tokyo to Sendai

Day1

  • 09:30 Depart Honda Airport
  • 11:00 Arrive Sendai Airport
  • 11:30 Lunch at Taritsuan
  • 13:00 Matsushima cruise (depart from Shiogama Port)
  • 14:30 Zuiganji Temple
  • 15:30 Entsuin Temple
  • 17:30 Chikusenso (Dinner and accommodation at hotel)

Day2

  • 10:30 Chikusenso (Breakfast at hotel)
  • 10:40 Kokeshi Museum
  • 12:30 Lunch at Shoukeikaku
  • 14:40 Depart Sendai Airport
  • 15:55 Arrive Honda Airport