Everyday *except Wed, Sun

Shiogama’s Delicacy Trail to Matsushima’s Natural Wonders

Savor Shiogama's soulful flavors at humble eateries brimming with local pride. Then marvel at Matsushima's breathtaking seascapes on this exquisite journey to indulge in culinary delights and natural wonders!

Highlights

Feeling hungry?  Shiogama is home to the most sushi restaurants in Japan, as well as many historic sweet shops, teahouses, and Miyagi sake breweries! On this tour, you will start your day at Shiogama’s wholesale fish market (nakaoroshi market) with its rows of fishmongers and coffee at a newly built cafe popular with young people.  On the food tour, enjoy local food from Doraemon’s favorite dorayaki to sake tasting and miso-flavored gelato! Then we will take a sightseeing boat to Matsushima, where we will have a seafood bowl for lunch, then stroll around the tourist spots, and finally, have a matcha tea time at Kanran-tei, which has a very nice view. It will be an unforgettable trip.

OUTLINE

What’s Included

- Taxi fare
- Sightseeing boat boarding fee
- Coffee at Shiogama Wholesale Fish Market
- Walking tour of Shiogama
- Gourmet items : gelato, local sweets, salt cookie, dorayaki, sake tasting.
- Seafood bowl for lunch
- Kanrantei entrance fee and macha set
- English speaking guide
- Insurance

Not included

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

MEETING PLACE

TOUR COURSE

08:40

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

※Recommended train times from Sendai Station → JR Senseki Line Departure from Sendai Station (8:02) — Arrival at Higashi Shiogama Station (8:33)

09:00

Grab a cup of coffee and take a tour of the historic Shiogama fish market. 

9:40

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

9:55

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!  

10:05

A traditional Japanese confectionery from the port town of Shiogama.

10:15

Taste cookies made with local ingredients at a local patisserie that has been in business for nearly 50 years!

10:25

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).

10:40

Walk through local fishmonger, visit ‘Kumakyu’ local liquour store for some more sake tasting. 

11:45

Move Shiogama to Matsushima. Enjoy the sea view!

12:15

Stroll along Matsushima, enjoy seafood rice bowl lunch!

13:45

Visit historical spots in Matsushima

14:10

Kanran-tei viewing and taste macha with a wonderful view.

15:00

Return to Matsushima-Kaigan Station (JR Senseki Line). End of tour.

Train information (JR Senseki Line Matsushima bound for Sendai Station)
Matsushima-Kaigan Departure: 15:10 → Sendai Station Arrival: 15:48

TOUR DETAILS

Where
Higashi-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line)
※Recommended train times from Sendai Station → JR Senseki Line Departure from Sendai Station (8:02) --- Arrival at Higashi Shiogama Station (8:33)
Time
08:40~15:00 (6 hours 20 min)
Size
2~4 persons
Price
28,600yen
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

Basic Plan

Price 28,600yen

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