SANRIKU COAST

Experience unique sea culture with five senses

  • Blessed with one of the world's richest fishing grounds, the distinct sea culture found along the Sanriku Coast offers rich, diverse, and above all delicious experiences. Savor seasonal seafood caught that day, or try your hand at fishing or even making sushi! The complex coves not only nurture a variety of marine life, but also amazing landscapes to view or dive into. Although the huge destruction of the 2011 tsunami are not to be forgotten, you will discover that the reconstruction efforts have given the area's rich culture a further depth and contemporary touch.

RECOVERY FROM THE 2011 EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

  • The loss and damage inflicted by the tsunami caused by 2011 earthquake are beyond words. However, it is also true that the recovery efforts, and people who came from outside, are driving innovative new movements across the region.

HANDS-ON FISHING EXPERIENCE

  • Experience the heart of Sanriku culture by going on a boat! Interacting with locals and learning about seafood production with your own hands will make your visit to the area unforgettable.

UNIQUE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ALONG THE SANRIKU COASTLINE

  • It was relatively recently that people realized the unique topology of the Sanriku Coast, with its innumerable coves and proximity between mountains and sea, makes for great nature activities. Immerse yourself in the nature of Sanriku, which is no less attractive than seafood the region produces.

VISIT BUSTLING FISH MARKETS

  • Local fish markets are must-visits in Sanriku. Most fish markets have facilities for visitors to watch the action. There is no bad time to visit as the catch varies by location and season, reflecting the diversity of Sanriku as a fishing ground. The local atmosphere and superb on-site seafood make it worth waking up early for!

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