Weekdays (except Tuesdays)

Sustainable Vineyard Picnic

Fresh air, local food and vino among the grapes!



What’s Included

> Picnic set: 'Obento' style lunch
> Two glasses of local wine (one with tasting, one with lunch)
> Sustainable hand-crafted wooden chopsticks
> Walking tour of Rairai Gorge

Not included

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

Meeting place



Meet your guide at the ‘Akiu Sato centre’.  (Alighting point for buses from Sendai City centre, or a short walk from hot spring hotels in Akiu area)




Work up your appetite before lunch with a light walk through the local nature.

Take-in views of the picturesque ‘Rairai-kyo’ gorge, particularly beautiful and #instagrammable during Autumn (mid-late October).

Walk onwards to Akiu Winery!



After arriving at the winery, take a walk through the vineyards, listening to the story behind the beginning of the winery and plans for its future. 



Enjoy a tasting session from the selection of local wines available, including varieties limited to the on-site shop. 

Once you’ve chosen your favourite drop, grab a glass and head outside to the vineyards where your picnic lunch will be waiting!


Your ‘Obento’ style lunchbox will be made from locally sourced vegetables and ingredients by the incredibly talented chefs of ‘Akiu-sha’, a local farm-to-table restaurant. 

(The contents of the lunch box will vary to include the vegetables/ingredients in season. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available!) 


To limit your environmental impact and support the local handicraft industry, you will enjoy your lunch-box using a pair of hand-crafted wooden chopsticks made with local wood like cherry tree and persimmon tree (pictured). Take them with you to use during the rest of your Japan journey! 


Sit back and relax in the sun, fresh air and countryside surroundings!



With a satisfied stomach, stumble back to the Akiu Sato Centre where the tour will end. 

Peruse the shops and handicraft workshops or continue your journey onwards!



Akiu Sato Centre
4~10 persons
15000 yen (※approx. $140 USD)
Sign-up Deadline
Reservations accepted until noon of previous day.
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 15000 yen (approx. $140 USD)

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