Everyday (except Mon, Sun)

Premium Sake & Sendai Tasting Plate

Take your taste-buds on a trip around Sendai!


Discover the delicious local cuisine and sake of Sendai in one tasty evening! 


Start with a casual drink at local standing sake bar ‘Sugawara Sake-ten’ in the heart of the city. Sugawara Sake-ten has been serving up sake to Sendai locals for over 125 years! 

Choose your first drink of the evening from their selection of rare local varieties and sip alongside some local bar-snacks. After a short walking tour of Sendai’s night-life area ‘Kokubuncho’, head to a quieter location for the highlight of the evening. At ‘Sake Bar Hatago’, owner and sake master Tsukasa Aoya himself has created a unique Sendai tasting plate featuring regional delicacies from around the city and greater Miyagi Prefecture. Of course, he has designed these to be paired with some more local drops! Choose four more of your favourites or leave the selection up to the master and enjoy the variety of flavours as you savour each with another mouthful of delicious food. 


Available everyday except Sundays and Mondays. 

*Inquire HERE to book the tasting-plate only.  


What’s Included

> Private English speaking guide
> Local sake + snack at standing bar
> Sendai tasting plate + local sake x 4 at Sake Bar Hatago

Not included

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

Meeting place



Meet your guide out the front of the Sendai Disney Store: 

Click HERE for location.


Start the evening with a casual drink at ‘Sugawara Sake-ten’, one of Sendai’s oldest drinking holes, boasting 125 years of history! 

They have a great selection of local sakes. Choose your favourite and enjoy a glass with some old fashioned Japanese bar snacks as you soak up the atmosphere or make friends with the locals standing next to you. 


Let your guide show you around the colourful streets of ‘Kokubuncho’, Sendai’s busy nightlife district. 

(Maybe make some mental notes for later in the evening!) 


For a change of pace, head to ‘Sake Bar Hatago‘, one of Sendai City’s finest bars famous for its over 60 different varieties of sake on offer (both local and from around Japan) as well as its perfect view overlooking the zelkova tree lined streets of Jozen-ji Avenue. 

Owner and sake expert Tsukasa Aoya has developed the ultimate Sendai tasting plate! Take your taste-buds on a journey around Miyagi Prefecture as your devour delicacies such as fresh sashimi and fried varieties of local fish and local vegetables, tender beef-tongue, pureed edamame beans, local miso-infused cream cheese, dense matcha pound cake and more. 

Of course, the tasting plate is designed to be enjoyed with some local drops! Choose your favourites from the menu or leave it up to the expertise of Mr. Aoya. 

Sit back and relax as you take in the view over the heart-line of Sendai City, Jozenji-dori Avenue. 


Your guide will leave you at 20:00.

Head home satisfied, or stay on at Hatago, or perhaps explore the local playground of Kokubuncho!


In front of Sendai Disney Store
2~4 persons
12000 (※approx. $110 USD)
Sign-up Deadline
Reservations accepted up to three days before tour.
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 12000 (approx. $110 USD)

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