Foodie Tour in Shiogama

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Foodie Tour in Shiogama

The ultimate 'Foodie' tour in sushi and sake paradise, Shiogama!

Highlights

Feeling hungry? For a local foodie fix there’s nowhere better than Shiogama City; home to the most sushi restaurants per capita in Japan along with a plethora of historic sweet-stores, tea houses and, of course, some of Miyagi’s best sake breweries! On this tour, you’ll start your day right with a breakfast of fresh-off-the-boat seafood at Shiogama’s Wholesale Fish Markets (Nakaoroshi Markets). Here you can wander the rows of fish-mongers and select from the catch of the day to add to your bowl of rice and side of miso-soup! But save some room for what’s to come…! After heading back into town, you will spend some time walking around the quaint streets, stopping at six more ‘foodie’ locations – everything from Doraemon’s favourite ‘Dorayaki’ sweet pancakes to Sake tasting, drinking Japanese green tea with a tea master and sinking your teeth into local specialty ‘kamaboko’ fish cake and miso-flavoured gelato! Along the way, learn about the history of Shiogama, its recovery following the events of 3/11 and uncover some local mysteries…

TOUR COURSE

08:40

Meet at Higashi-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line).

09:00

Breakfast at Shiogama Wholesale Fish Market (Nakaoroshi Market). Make your own ‘Kaisen-don’ (Seafood Bowl) by choosing your favourite toppings from the fresh seafood on sale at the market. 

 

10:00

Taxi into the Shiogama town area for a foodie walking tour.

 

10:15

Foodie Stop 1: Doraemon’s favourite sweets ‘Dorayaki’ (sweet pancake filled with red-bean cream) at Shiogama’s famous ‘Kasho Eitaro’ store, established over 100 years ago (1909).

10:30

Foodie Stop 2: Sake tasting at Urakasumi Sake Brewery. Taste and compare three different local sakes from one of Miyagi Prefectures finest breweries.

11:00

Foodie Stop 3: ‘Kamaboko’ fishcake from local specialty store ‘Abehei Kamaboko’. Here we will pick up some freshly made fish-cakes and save them for pairing with sake at Foodie Stop 4!

11:10

Visit the mysterious ‘Okama-jinja’ Shrine, with ancient salt pots that can predict disasters!

11:20

Foodie Stop 4: More sake tasting at ‘Kumakyu’ local liquour store. Here you can pair your tasty Kamaboko fishcake with a well-matched sake!

11:30

Foodie Stop 5: ‘Five-coloured Dango’ (sweet rice dumplings) at ‘Osanko Chaya’, a traditional tea-house with over 200 years of history.  

11:45

Foodie Stop 6: Mini-gelato from ‘Ota-ya’ Miso and Soy Sauce specialty store (since 1845). Yep, that’s right! Choose from Shiogama sea-salt or miso flavoured gelato for a salty-sweet surprise!  

12:15

Foodie Stop 7: Green Tea tasting with a twist at ‘Yabe-en’ tea shop. Learn new ways to enjoy various varieties of green tea from tea-master-come-cocktail-extraordinaire Yabe-san.  

12:40

Return to Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line). End of tour. 

What’s Included

- Seafood breakfast at Shiogama Wholesale Fish Market
- Walking tour of Shiogama
- Foodie items: Dorayaki, Sake tasting set x 2, Kamaboko fishcake, 5 coloured dango, Sea-salt/Miso gelato, Japanese Green-tea 'Cha-tsumi'
- English-speaking Guide
- Taxi fare
- Insurance

Not included

- Any additional meals/drinks
- Anything not included in the above 'included' list.

Meeting place

08:40

Meet at Higashi-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line).

09:00

Breakfast at Shiogama Wholesale Fish Market (Nakaoroshi Market). Make your own ‘Kaisen-don’ (Seafood Bowl) by choosing your favourite toppings from the fresh seafood on sale at the market. 

 

10:00

Taxi into the Shiogama town area for a foodie walking tour.

 

10:15

Foodie Stop 1: Doraemon’s favourite sweets ‘Dorayaki’ (sweet pancake filled with red-bean cream) at Shiogama’s famous ‘Kasho Eitaro’ store, established over 100 years ago (1909).

10:30

Foodie Stop 2: Sake tasting at Urakasumi Sake Brewery. Taste and compare three different local sakes from one of Miyagi Prefectures finest breweries.

11:00

Foodie Stop 3: ‘Kamaboko’ fishcake from local specialty store ‘Abehei Kamaboko’. Here we will pick up some freshly made fish-cakes and save them for pairing with sake at Foodie Stop 4!

11:10

Visit the mysterious ‘Okama-jinja’ Shrine, with ancient salt pots that can predict disasters!

11:20

Foodie Stop 4: More sake tasting at ‘Kumakyu’ local liquour store. Here you can pair your tasty Kamaboko fishcake with a well-matched sake!

11:30

Foodie Stop 5: ‘Five-coloured Dango’ (sweet rice dumplings) at ‘Osanko Chaya’, a traditional tea-house with over 200 years of history.  

11:45

Foodie Stop 6: Mini-gelato from ‘Ota-ya’ Miso and Soy Sauce specialty store (since 1845). Yep, that’s right! Choose from Shiogama sea-salt or miso flavoured gelato for a salty-sweet surprise!  

12:15

Foodie Stop 7: Green Tea tasting with a twist at ‘Yabe-en’ tea shop. Learn new ways to enjoy various varieties of green tea from tea-master-come-cocktail-extraordinaire Yabe-san.  

12:40

Return to Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line). End of tour. 

TOUR DETAILS

Where
Higashi-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line)
Time
08:40~13:00 (4 hours 20 mins)
Size
2~6 persons
Price
8800 yen (※approx. $80USD )
Sign-up Deadline
Bookings accepted up-to two days prior to tour date.
Cancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
Note
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.

TOUR PLAN

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Price 8800 yen (approx. $80USD )

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