All year round

Learn about oysters from Matsushima Bay that survived the Great East Japan Earthquake


Matsushima Bay is famous as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan; it has been selected as one of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays Club and has over 300 islands that make up its beautiful scenery. On this tour, you will learn about sustainable community development from oyster racks that survived the Great East Japan Earthquake. You will hear from fishermen about how oysters, a local specialty, were damaged by the tsunami and how they have recovered since then.



What’s Included

What’s Included
・Experience riding on a fisherman's boat to learn about Matsushima Bay
・Travel insurance
・English speaking guides/ interpretation

Not included

Not Included
・Transport to/from start and end points.
・Personal expenses




Meet your guide at Nobiru Station. Transfer to Matsushima by taxi.

Seed oysters. 

Oysters in the process of maturation.

If tidal conditions are right, take a unique photo ‘walking on water’, like this one!


JR Nobiru Station (Higashi-Matsushima)
Approx 3 hours
Min 2 pax - 6 pax
25000 JPY
Sign-up Deadline
Booking by request for departure all season
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy:
• Cancelled more than 21 days prior to departure: Zero fees.
• Cancelled between 20 and 8 days prior to departure: 20% of the Tour Price.
• Cancelled between 7 days and 48 hours prior to departure: 30% of the Tour Price.
• Cancelled between 48 and 24 hours prior to departure :40% of the Tour Price.
• Cancelled within 24 hours of departure: 50% of the Tour Price.
• Cancelled on the day of departure: 100% of the Tour Price.
*No refunds will be given after the tour has commenced.*
Note: If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.


Basic Plan

Price 25000 JPY

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