Sakata Shore Excursion for Cruise Ship Passengers

Tour the local museum, enjoy a scenic Japanese garden, and see a maiko performance at a historic tea house

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

This tour includes

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

This tour does NOT include

  • Admission fees
  • Food and drinks 

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. 

Organised by Japan Travel KK

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