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Foodie Tour in Shiogama, Miyagi

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4 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
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English
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With green tea, Regional food, With sake
Discover the city of Shiogama, located between Sendai and Matsushima. This walking tour features a full seafood breakfast and a number of foodie stops throughout the city!

Highlights

Explore the wonders of Shiogama’s local wholesale fish market, and choose your seafood breakfast bowl fresh from the food stall
Head back to the central town of Shiogama and eat a range of Sendai food at 7 different stops
Check out tiny back streets, old sweet shops, traditional tea houses, and more!
Discover what the city has to offer with insight from a local tour guide
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

The charming city of Shiogama is a short train ride away from Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture’s capital city, and acts as a gateway to the beautiful island pine tree views of Matsushima. A long-serving and prominent fishing town, Shiogama has the most sushi restaurants per capita in Japan! Taste the flavor of Miyagi and Sendai while learning the secrets and mysteries of Shiogama, and get to know the city like a true local this walking tour of Shiogama. Kick off the tour exploring the fresh seafood bargains at Shiogama Wholesale Fish Market, also known as Nakaoroshi Market. Choose your seafood breakfast from the finest catches of the day and build your own kaisendon (seafood bowl) from your favorite toppings on sale. After a delicious fishy breakfast, you’ll take a taxi and head into the heart of the city for a walking tour of the main Shiogama town area and hit up 7 different Sendai food spots for tasty local treats. Firstly, you’ll taste local dorayaki (traditional sweet red-bean-filled pancakes) from a famous local storefront that’s been open for over 100 years. Next, you’ll taste and compare 3 delicious sakes brewed locally in Miyagi Prefecture. You’ll head to a fishcake shop to buy some local kamaboko to pair with a sake tasting at the next foodie stop, a local liquor shop. Along the way, you’ll visit the mysterious Okama Shrine, which has ancient salt pots that are said to be able to predict disasters. The next stop is a tea house with over 200 years of history, where you’ll taste 5-colored dango (sweet rice dumplings). You’ll visit a miso and soy sauce specialty store, where you can try sea salt or miso flavored gelato! Finally, you’ll enjoy a humble green tea tasting at a local tea shop, learning how to appreciate tea from a local tea master.

Inclusions

A 4-hour walking food tour of Shiogama City
Seafood breakfast
Tastings of local food
Taxi fare between locations
Insurance

Exclusions

Additional seafood toppings at the market
Any additional food and drinks
Transportation to/from the meeting point
Anything not listed in inclusions

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The meeting point of this food tour is in front of Higashi-Shiogama Station, accessed via the JR Senseki Line

Remarks

Please note that the legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

On the east coast of the Tohoku region, Shiogama is a fishing town located between the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai, and Matsushima, home to one of Japan’s three most beautiful views. An ideal access point to see this natural wonder, Shiogama offers sightseeing cruises to Matsushima, which consists of a picturesque bay filled with hundreds of iconic islets clad with Japanese pine trees. From 200 steps above, the central 1200-year-old Shiogama Shrine overlooks the ocean filled with its rare cherry blossom trees, while the large Shiogama Fish Market peeps from across the city.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals