Miyagi | 8.0h
Craft, Hot Spring, Thank you for Nature's Bounty in Zao
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Touch animals, experience craft, anyone can enjoy full of nature tour!


If you want to relax your mind, we recommend this tour of Togarita hot spring. You can get there in 1 hour from Sendai by a comfortable coach.
Let's try the great land of Zao cultures such as farming, hot springs, and crafts!
In a vast ranch that feels like you are in the Alps, you can enjoy interacting with animals and try dairy used milk from this farm! Another feature of this tour is that Japanese wooden dolls known as Kokeshi. You can take a look at how beautiful curves are created by craftsmen, and design your very own kokeshi doll!
After you enjoyed nature and craft, visit the hot springs in the center of the city that have left traditional appearance with over 600 years of history.

Highlights


・You can play with animals such as goats, sheep, and rabbits.
・You can enjoy dairy used foods made right next to the farm, such as fresh cheese.
・In the workshop for creating “Kokeshi”, you can also try your own painting experience!
・You can take a bath in a traditional hot spring. If you don't like to try the hot springs, we recommend the “footbath”

Attractions


・Zao Heart Land: You can interact with animals at this ranch surrounded by nature. Of course the view from the ranch is amazing and you can take a lunch here!
・Zao Cheese Cabin: Next to the cheese factory, you can get souvenirs from this cabin. You can taste food samples and other daily used product such as milk, vegitables, and many other foods!
・Shinchi Kokeshi no Sato: A studio of “Tokarida Kokeshi” that protect the traditional manufacturing method. There are several kokeshi workshops where you can visit and purchase kokeshi dolls. It's a great place for those who want to see the workshop nearby!
・Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Museum: This is a museum that displays a variety of kokeshi dolls made in Miyagi Prefecture. You don't get bored of seeing kokeshi dolls with different personalities in each region. You can also experience painting your adorable looking kokeshi!
・ZAOBOO: A shop sells hamburgers, using “mochi pork” and local vegetables, which are excellent! The shop has a tropical atmosphere and you can relax. If the weather is nice, a terrace seat is also recommended!
・Zao Kattamine Shrine: A shrine that lies quietly in the mountains. When you go through the path in the forest, you will be surrounded by a mysterious atmosphere and feel like you were lost in another world. Let's calm down by visiting the shrine while breathing the forest air.
・Kami-no-Yu: This is a hot spring that has been remaining since 600 years ago. You can refresh yourself here! If you do not like to take a bath, the footbath right beside the hot spring is also recommended!

Notes

・Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot.
・As "Zao Heart Land" will close from November to March, you can not interact with animals. Please make sure the season and date when you reserve this tour plan. In case you have booked this our during the season, a tour guide will take you to the other spot.
・As "Zao Kattamine Shrine" will close from early November to later April due to road closures, we will skip the shrine. Please understand and make sure of the season and date of the tour.
・Please bring your towel if you will try hot springs or footbath.
・Lunch (Dinner) venue is included.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 4000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of Information Desk at the central gate, Sendai Station



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