April 16, 2019

Tastes of Sendai (+ Dinner with ‘Abroad in Japan’)

A broad experience of Sendai's local food with a side of Chris and Ryotaro!

Highlights

What better way to discover Sendai than through the eyes of a local?
And what better local than British sarcasm extraordinaire/YouTuber Chris Broad himself?

 

Inspired by Abroad in Japan’s video ‘24 hours in Sendai: 10 things you should do‘,
this experience will take you on a whirlwind tour of some of Sendai’s most famous landmarks,
interspersed with frequent ‘foodie’ stops to try some of the tasty local cuisine.

 

Explore the colourful sights and smells of the ‘Kitchen of Sendai’, Asaichi Market.
Visit a temple hidden within the bustling shopping arcades.
Try your hand at grilling your own ‘Kamaboko’ fishcake.
Get lost down retro back streets!

 

Jump aboard Sendai’s iconic ‘Loople’ bus, making stops at:

 

Saving the best for last, your final stop will be a Sendai wagyu beef restaurant
where Chris & Ryotaro will be awaiting your arrival along with a melt-in-your-mouth ‘Sukiyaki’ style dinner!

 

Justice delicious.

OUTLINE

What’s Included

> Meet & Greet with YouTuber Chris Broad and Ryotaro Sakurai from 'Abroad in Japan'
> A5 premium grade wagyu beef 'Sukiyaki' dinner
> Six items of local food/drinks
> Walking tour of downtown Sendai City
> 'Loople' Bus ticket
> Entry to Zuihoden
> Visit to ruins of Aoba Castle, Osaki Hachimangu
> English-speaking guide
> Insurance

Not included

> Additional meals and drinks
> Anything not mentioned in the above 'included' list

Meeting place

TOUR COURSE

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Meet at the stained-glass windows of Sendai Station. 

 

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Visit ‘Date no Komichi’ local produce and souvenir area of Sendai Station to sample some local Japanese sake! 

 

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Visit ‘Sendai’s Kitchen’, Sendai Morning Market. Enjoy a local favourite ‘cream-croquette’ from one of the most popular market stalls. 

 

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Drop-in to ‘Taikichi’ Taiyaki (fish shaped pancake with sweet filling) specialty store, famous for its unique filling flavours, including ‘Zunda-mochi’ or even beef-tongue curry!

 

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Visit ‘Mitaki Fudoson’, a temple hidden within the busy shopping arcade. Hear the story of ‘Sendai Shiro’ and make a prayer for good fortune! 

 

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Drop-in to Abehei Kamaboko to grill your own Sasa-kama fishcake, a staple snack for Sendai locals.

 

 

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Continue to Sendai’s oldest department store, Fujisaki. Discover another mysterious shrine in an unexpected location…

 

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Travel back to Showa Era Sendai down the back-alleys of Bunka-yokocho and Iroha-yokocho! 

 

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Jumping aboard Sendai’s ‘Loople’ sight-seeing bus to visit some famous sites related to samurai Date Masamune. 

 

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First stop is the beautiful ‘Zuihoden’, mausoleum of Date Masamune and several generations of the Date family. 

 

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Stop number two will be the ruins of Aoba Castle. Enjoy panaromic views over Sendai City and try Chris’ favourite ‘Zunda Shake’!

 

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Last stop on the Loople bus will be shrine of the Date family and spiritual heart of Sendai, Osaki Hachimangu.

 

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Arrive back to Sendai Station. Head to dinner!

 

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Meet & Greet with Chris Broad and Ryotaro Sakurai from ‘Abroad in Japan’ at a A5 premium grade Sendai wagyu beef restaurant (based on  ’24 hours in Sendai: 10 things your should do‘). Enjoy ‘Sukiyaki’ style dinner and quality banter.

 

 

TOUR DETAILS

Where
TBA following selection
Time
TBA following selection
Size
2-10 people
Price
18000 yen (per person) (※approx. $162 USD)
Sign-up Deadline
April 15, 17:00pm
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

Basic Plan

Price 18000 yen (per person) (approx. $162 USD)

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