Local Fishing & Deserted Island BBQ

Come for the fishing, stay for dinner with a twist!



What’s Included

> Ocean fishing experience with local fisherman
> BBQ on deserted island in Matsushima Bay
> Overnight stay at local guesthouse by the water (run by fishing family)
> Dinner (BBQ) and breakfast
> Pick-up/Drop-off from/to Higashi-Shiogama Station

Not included

> Any additional meals and drinks
> Anything not included in the above included list

Meeting place



Meet at Higashi-Shiogama Station on the JR Senseki Line. 

Local fisherman Sakurai-san will be waiting to pick you up (5 min drive to guesthouse)!


After checking-in to the seaside guesthouse get ready to get out on the water! 

Spend a couple of hours on the fishing boat with Sakurai-san, experiencing local fishing activities like :

Net-fishing for Japanese blue crab 

Drive-in net fishing experience 

(other fishing experiences may be available with prior consultation)


Embrace your inner adventurer and head to a deserted island in the Rifu area of Matsushima Bay. 

Fry-up your fresh catch of the day on a BBQ and wash it down with some beer or local sake.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the rare chance to take-in night views of Matsushima Bay from the water.



Return to shore and enjoy a good night’s rest at Sakurai-san’s local guesthouse. 

Soak in the bath before making yourself comfortable in your traditional futon on tatami matting. 


**Optional extra (at 5000 yen per person)**

Hop on another local boat and be taken out to a secluded bay for a SUP (Stand Up Paddle-boarding) experience on the calm morning sea.



Enjoy local Japanese breakfast at the guesthouse before being driven back to Higashi-Shiogama Station. 

*Option to extend stay with additional fishing/marine activity experience available by consultation.



Experience ends at Higashi-Shiogama Station. 



Higashi-Shiogama Station
15:00 - 10:30 (next day)
4- 8 persons (larger groups by inquiry)
24000 yen (※approx. $224)
Sign-up Deadline
Reservations accepted until noon 5 days prior to start date.
Cancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.


Basic Plan

Price 24000 yen (approx. $224)

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