Direct Buses to Matsushima and Hiraizumi
Sendai Airport- Matsushima- Hiraizumi Guided Liner
and Sunset Bus to Matsushima and Otakamori (7/21-9/30)

    


*Updated with new schedule 5/11/17*
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, the Mitsui Outlet Park Shopping Center and the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium. Hiraizumi is known for its beautiful temples connected by a forrested path. Matsushima is famous 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.

There is a separate second bus which brings visitors from Sendai Airport to the Matsushima sightseeing area, and then continues on to the Oku-Matsushima area of Higashi-Matsushima City just in time for sunset. This area is known for its ocean scenery, beautiful sunset views from teh phiking, minshuku (B&Bs), and outdoor activities. This bus operates between 7/21 and 9/30 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and daily during the peak summer season from 8/10 to 8/24.

These new bus routes are designed to make travel simple, bring you straight to the tourist and hotel area of Matsushima, and avoid confusing transfers. Both buses are operated by Northern Iwate Transporation, Inc.

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 (Updated 5/11/17)

仙台空港 Sendai Airport (1st Floor)

9:20

10:15

 11:15

13:00

15:40

16:40

うみの杜水族館前 Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

9:45

10:40

 11:40

13:25

16:05

17:05

三井アウトレットパーク仙台港 Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port

9:50

10:45

11:45

13:30

16:10

17:10

松島海岸駅 

Matsushimakaigan Station

10:15

11:10

12:10

13:55

16:35

17:35

松島観光物産館 着

Matsushima Shopping Center (arrival)

10:18

12:13

16:38

17:38

松島観光物産館

Matsushima Shopping Center (departure)

10:33

12:30

16:38

17:38

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

10:36

11:15

12:33

14:00

 16:43

17:43

平泉駅前  Hiraizumi Station

11:56

 

13:53

 

 

 

中尊寺(平泉レストハウス前)

Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple (Resthouse Parking Lot)

11:59

 

13:56

 

 

 

Return

中尊寺(平泉レストハウス前)

Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple (Resthouse Parking Lot)

 

 

 

 

13:05

15:12

平泉駅前  Hiraizumi Station

 

 

 

 

13:08

15:15

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

 8:05

9:20

11:20

14:05

14:28

16:35

松島観光物産館

Matsushima Shopping Center (arrival)

8:10

9:25

11:23

14:08

14:33

16:40

松島観光物産館

Matsushima Shopping Center (departure)

8:10

9:25

11:28

14:27

14:48

16:55

松島海岸駅 

Matsushimakaigan Station

8:15

9:30

11:31

14:30

14:51

16:58

うみの杜水族館前 

Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

9:55

11:56

14:55

15:16

17:23

三井アウトレットパーク仙台港

Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port

10:00

12:01

15:00

15:21

17:28

仙台空港 Sendai Airport (1st Floor)

9:00

10:25

12:26

15:25

15:46

17:53

 

Route 2. Sendai Airport- Matsushima- Oku Matsushima Sunset Bus (7/21 to 9/30 Fri., Sat., Sun., Holidays and Daily from 8/10-8/24/17)

仙台空港 Sendai Airport (1st Floor)

15:40

うみの杜水族館前 Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

16:05

三井アウトレットパーク仙台港 
Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port
16:10

松島海岸駅 

Matsushimakaigan Station

16:35

松島観光物産館 着

Matsushima Shopping Center (arrival)

16:38

松島観光物産館 

Matsushima Shopping Center (departure)

16:47

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

16:50

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

17:10

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

17:20

Return

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

18:40

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

18:50

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

17:10

松島観光物産館 着

Matsushima Shopping Center (arrival)

19:13

松島観光物産館 

Matsushima Shopping Center (departure)

19:13

松島海岸駅  Matsushimakaigan Station

19:16

Bus Fare (One-way)

仙台空港~松島海岸駅/文化観光交流館前
Sendai Airport
Matsushima (all stops)

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

仙台空港 ~ 三井アウトレットパーク仙台港、うみの杜水族館前
Sendai AirportMitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port or Umino-Mori Aquarium

Adults    500

Children   250

松島~ 中尊寺/平泉駅
Matsushima ~ Hiraizumi
(all Matsushima stops to/from all Hiraizumi stops)

Adults 2,000

Children 1,000

Oku Matsushima Sunset Bus

仙台空港~奥松島 
Sendai Airport  Oku-Matsushima 

Adults 1,200

Children   600

松島海岸駅/文化観光交流館~奥松島
Matsushima to Oku-Matsushima

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