13000 yen (approx. $120USD)
October ~ March
The Tohoku region is a foodie’s paradise – especially if you love fresh, delicious seafood! The entire Sanriku coastline is famous for its giant, milky, juicy oysters, but the pearly heart of the action lies in Matsushima Bay (also famous as one of Japan’s top three scenic views). The incredible oysters of Matsushima are not only loved throughout Japan, but they hold strong ties with oyster cuisine around the world, with locally produced oyster ‘seeds’ being exported to other oyster-obsessed countries like France for overseas cultivation.
This guided tour will introduce you to both the culture and flavours of Tohoku experienced through local oyster farming, alongside a local fisherman! Enjoy these tasty treasures of the sea as the locals do – fresh off a fishing boat in Matsushima Bay.
The tour will include a short hike to one of the best views over Matsushima Bay, first-experience of oyster harvesting from a local fishing boat, fresh oyster tasting, a delicious seafood BBQ lunch and the option to enjoy a guided tour of Matsushima’s famous temples and historical sites!
Meet your guide at JR Sendai Station.
Depart for Nobiru Station on the JR Senseki Line.
Arrive Nobiru Station.
Take a taxi towards Otakamori observation point.
Hike up to the observation point (approx 45 mins) and enjoy the beautiful views over the tiny islands of Matsushima Bay.
Otakamori is one of the four ‘Shidaikan’ (four great views) of Matsushima.
Head back into town and meet with a local fisherman. Board a fishing boat and take a cruise out to the oyster rafts.
Experience harvesting fresh oysters and try up to three of them, fresh from ocean!
Take your fresh catch of oysters to a local oyster shack back on shore, and enjoy them as part of a delicious seafood BBQ!
**Will incur an additional fee of 3000 yen per group.
**Tour will end at JR Matsushima Kaigan station at 14:30 following guided tour of Matsushima.