Sakata Shore Excursion

Tour the local museum, enjoy a scenic Japanese garden, and see a maiko performance at a historic tea house. A wonderful one-day tour for both cruise ship passengers as well as visitors in the Sakata area.

7 hours
Sakata, Yamagata


  • Visit must-see sights in Sakata in private transportation
  • See a mesmerizing maiko performance in a traditional teahouse
  • Enjoy delicious Japanese wagashi sweets and green tea in a quaint cafe


Once  you have disembarked at Sakata Port, why not take the opportunity and join a guided tour? Check out some of the most famous sites in Sakata town and its vicinity.


Discover the charms of a traditional, rustic port town of Sakata on a one-day guided tour from Sakata Port.

Tour Itinerary
*Departure times may vary.

8:00 am Depart from Sakata Port

8:40 am Visit the Juroku Rakan Iwa, a monument made in the rocks, and dedicated to local fishermen, Juroku, and Tamasudare no Taki waterfall

9:50 am Depart from Juroku Rakan Iwa

10:20 am Arrival at the Honma Museum and Gardens. Visit the museum and the beautiful Japanese Villa, and explore the large Japanese garden

11:30 am Depart from The Honma Museum and Gardens

12:00 pm Enjoy a lunch at Somaro (self-pay) and a private Maiko performance

1:00 pm Walk from Somaro Maiko Teahouse to the Sanno Club right next door

1:05 pm Arrive at the Sanno Club. Here you can see a beautiful display of ceremonial kimonos that you can try on and take pictures in, and some Kasafuku dolls! There is also a cafe here where you may wish to enjoy tea and traditional wagashi sugar sweets

2:30 pm Depart for Sakata Port

3:00 pm Arrive at Sakata Port with time to spare before your mandatory boarding at 3:30 pm

Important information

Included in price

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation (private cab, Toyota Alphard, Hi-Ace van - depending on the number of passengers)
  • Maiko performance
  • Local lunch
  • Admission fees

Not included

  • Any personal expenses incurred

When you make your inquiry, kindly let us know whether you need to go through the immigration process at your port of entry in Japan as that would affect the itinerary of the shore excursion.

Know before you book

  • Cancellation:
    7 days prior - free of charge
    6-2 days prior - 40%
    1 day prior – 50 % 
    On the day – 100 %
    No-show – 100 %

Meeting point

The meeting point is at Sakata Port. 

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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