2 New Direct Buses to Matsushima and Hiraizumi
Sendai Airport- Matsushima- Hiraizumi Guided Liner
Sendai Airport- Matsushima Guided Tour Bus

    

Visitors arriving at Sendai Airport can now take a direct bus to the World Heritage site of Hiraizumi with a stop in Matsushima, one of the Three Most Scenic Spots of Japan, and the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium. Hiraizumi is known for its beautiful temples connected by a forrested path. Matsushima is famed for its picturesque scenery of 260 pine-covered islands, impressive temples and oyster cuisine. The Umino-Mori Aquarium brings you into the underwater world surrounding Japan, and lets you see penguins and sea lions up close.

A second bus route brings visitors from Sendai Airport to the aquarium and main Matsushima sightseeing area, and then continues on to the Oku-Matsushima area of Higashi-Matsushima City which is known for its ocean scenery, hiking, minshuku (B&Bs), and outdoor activities.

These new bus routes are designed to make travel simple and avoid confusing transfers. The buses are operated by Northern Iwate Transporation, Inc., in cooperation with Sendai Airport, Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium, the Town of Matsushima, City of Higashi-Matsushima and Town of Hiraizumi.

Tourist Information (English)

Hiraizumi

Matsushima 

Oku-Matsushima



 

Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

Google Map of both bus routes: link 

Bus Features
  • Daily departures. Riders can start and get off at any stop 
  • Purchase tickets inside the bus
  • Riders can travel to one destination on one day and take another bus the next day, or make it a day trip
  • Bus includes a guide who offers explanations of each location and can answer questions
  • No reservation necessary

     

Note: Free Wi-Fi and foreign language guidance are scheduled for later this year

Where to Board

Sendai Airport (1st Floor between Exits 1 & 2) map

     

Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium map

      

Matsushimakaigan Station map

     

Matsushima Atreru Hall Community Center map

      (Towards Sendai Airport)

      (Towards Hiraizumi or Oku-Matsushima)

Hiraizumi Station map
     

Chusonji Temple (Resthouse Parking Lot) map
     

3.11 Disaster Recovery Memorial Museum (Oku-Matsushima) map

     

Otakamori Scenic Overlook (Oku-Matsushima) map
     

Bus Timetable

Route 1. Sendai Airport-Matsushima-Hiraizumi Guided Liner

仙台空港 Sendai Airport (1st Floor)

 

11:00

15:50

うみの杜水族館前 Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

 

11:30

16:20

松島海岸駅  Matsushimakaigan Station

8:30

12:00

16:50

文化観光交流館前
Matsushima Atreru Hall Community Center

8:35

12:05

 

平泉駅前  Hiraizumi Station

9:55

13:25

 

中尊寺(平泉レストハウス前)Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple (Resthouse Parking Lot)

10:00

13:30

 

Return

中尊寺(平泉レストハウス前)Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple (Resthouse Parking Lot)

 

12:50

15:20

平泉駅前  Hiraizumi Station

 

12:52

15:22

文化観光交流館前 Matsushima Atreru Hall Community Center

 

14:12

16:42

松島海岸駅  Matsushimakaigan Station

9:00

14:20

16:50

うみの杜水族館前 Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

9:30

14:50

17:20

仙台空港 Sendai Airport (1st Floor)

10:00

15:20

17:50

Route 2. Sendai Airport- Matsushima Guided Tour Bus

仙台空港 Sendai Airport (1st Floor)

10:10

15:00

19:40

うみの杜水族館前 Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

10:40

15:30

20:10

松島海岸駅  Matsushimakaigan Station

11:10

16:00

20:40

文化観光交流館前
Matsushima Atreru Hall Community Center

11:15

16:05

 

奥松島(震災復興伝承館) 3.11 Disaster Recovery Memorial Museum (Oku-Matsushima)  

11:35

16:25

 

奥松島(大高森)
Otakamori Scenic Overlook (Oku-Matsushima)

11:45

16:35

 

Return

奥松島(大高森)
Otakamori Scenic Overlook (Oku-Matsushima)

12:50

17:40

奥松島(震災復興伝承館) 3.11 Disaster Recovery Memorial Museum (Oku-Matsushima)  

13:00

17:50

文化観光交流館前
Matsushima Atreru Hall Community Center

13:15

18:05

松島海岸駅  Matsushimakaigan Station

13:25

18:15

うみの杜水族館前
Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium
    

13:55

18:45

仙台空港 Sendai Airport (1st Floor)

14:25

19:15

Bus Fare (One-way)

仙台空港~松島海岸駅/文化観光交流館前
Sendai Airport- Matsushima
(Matsushimakaigan Station or Matsushima Atreru Hall Community Center)

Adults 1,000

Children   500

仙台空港~中尊寺/平泉駅前 Sendai Airport- Hiraizumi (Hiraizumi Station or Chusonji Temple)

Adults 2,500

Children 1,250

うみの杜水族館前~松島海岸駅/文化観光交流館前 Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium- Matsushima (Matsushimakaigan Station or Matsushima Atreru Hall Community Center)

Adults    500

Children   250

松島海岸駅/文化観光交流館前~中尊寺/平泉駅
Matsushima to Hiraizumi
(Matsushimakaigan Station or Matsushima Atreru Hall Community Center to Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple or Hiraizumi Station)

Adults 2,000

Children 1,000

仙台空港~奥松島
Sendai Airport- Oku-Matsushima
(3.11 Disaster Recovery Memorial Museum or Otakamori Scenic Overlook)

Adults 1,200

Children   600

松島海岸駅/文化観光交流館~奥松島
Matsushima to Oku-Matsushima (Matsushimakaigan Station or Matsushima Atreru Hall Community Center to 3.11 Disaster Recovery Memorial Museum or Otakamori Scenic Overlook)

Adults    500

Children   250

 

Questions?

Contact Northern Iwate Transporation, Inc (岩手県北バス), Sendai Branch: TEL 022-259-8151 FAX 022-259-8152