Revitalizing Minamisanriku: Fresh Oysters and Wine Tour

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Duration
6 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 20 guests
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English
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Regional food
Sail out to an aquafarm, tour a local winery, and taste the best of Minamisanriku: plump oysters, juicy wines, and local delicacies like seaweed-fed mutton.
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Sail out to an oyster farm and help local fishermen haul them onboard
Visit a local winery and learn about the community’s revitalization efforts
Enjoy a lunch with freshly-harvested oysters, Japanese wine, and other local products
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Over a decade since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi is well on the road to recovery. The community’s spirit of perseverance has inspired nation-wide support and new initiatives like reconstruction tourism. Come join this regional revitalization tour and experience the food culture of Minamisanriku for yourself, while supporting local producers. Hop aboard a boat and glide across the water, breathing in salty sea air as you gaze across at the oyster farm getting closer and closer in the distance. At the aquafarm, lend a hand to the fishermen as they harvest the oysters. Right there on the boat, you’ll crack one open—the freshest oyster you’ll ever have! Back at shore, visit a winery and start shucking oysters to prepare for lunch. As your lunch is being cooked, you’ll tour the winery. In addition to learning about the local wine, you’ll also hear stories about the strength of the community and their efforts to revitalize the town. After the winery tour, sit down to lunch. The dishes are made from your freshly-harvested oysters and other local ingredients, like mutton from sheep that are fed a very specific diet of wakame seaweed. Paired with delicious wine, this meal showcases the best of Minamisanriku.
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Boating with local fishermen
Local winery visit
Lunch with fresh oysters and wine
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Transportation to the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
By public transportation: Miyagi Kotsu Highway Bus (all day) runs 6 times a day. Get on at the Miyako Sendai Express Bus Center at the west exit of Sendai Station (platform 40) → get off at Shizugawa Station (BRT) and walk 10 mins. By car: Take the Sanriku Expressway "Shizugawa IC" exit.
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Wear comfortable shoes

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Seafood and beef tongue are regional specialties of the Miyagi Prefecture, whose diverse natural landscape offers scenic views across glorious mountains and coastlines.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals