SUP Morning Cafe

Enjoy breakfast on the calm morning waters of Matsushima Bay


Start your day right in Shichigahama! 


The best time to appreciate the serenity of Matsushima Bay is in the early morning, when the waters are calm, the islands are misty and the sun breaks through the morning cloud. In other words, the perfect conditions to enjoy a spot of SUP (Stand Up Paddle-boarding)! See the beautiful pine-clad islands of Matsushima up close from your paddle-board. Weave through and around the tiny deserted islands before heading back to the boat for a hot cup of fresh coffee and some onigiri rice-balls for breakfast! Away from the tourists and the busy fishing ports, in this area of Matsushima you can take in the same untouched breathtaking views that have been enjoyed for hundreds of years. 


What’s Included

> Boat ride on local boat from Shichigahama
> SUP lesson and experience
> Breakfast: (Hot coffee/tea and onigiri rice balls)
> Transport to and from Kokufu-Tagajo Station

Not included

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

Meeting place



Leave JR Sendai Station on the 6:29am train (Senseki-Tohoku Line) bound for Ishinomaki, getting off at ‘Kokufu-tagajo Station’ (arrives 6:43am).

Meet your guide/captain and be taken to Shichigahama town to board the local boat.



Depart from Shichigahama on local boat. 

Take in the tranquil morning scenery of Matsushima Bay at its best – calm waters, misty pine-clad islands and sun breaking through the morning clouds.



Arrive at a secluded area of Matsushima Bay. 

Don your wetsuit and enjoy a SUP lesson (catered to any level). Get up-close views of deserted islands and weave through and around interesting rock formations. 




Back on the boat, sit back and relax as you take in the scenery over a cup of coffee and some onigiri rice-balls for breakfast!


Arrive back at shore. Take a shower, get changed and be taken back to Kokufu-Tagajo Station.


Tour ends at Kokufu-Tagajo Station.


JR Kokufu-Tagajo Station (Tohoku Line)
06:30~10:15 (3.15hrs)
2-6 persons
13000 JPY (※approx. $120 USD)
Sign-up Deadline
Two days prior to tour date
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 13000 JPY (approx. $120 USD)

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