Photo by Hotel Kanyo
Photo by Minamisanriku Sun Sun Shopping Village
The coastal Town of Minamisanriku is famous for its uniquely beautiful take on the kaisendon seafood rice bowl. Named for the sparkle of the sun and sea, each season brings a different main ingredient, most famously the dazzling ikura (salmon roe), which live up to the dish’s name. Other popular seasonal ingredients include buttery salmon, several varieties of fresh raw tuna, and sea urchin. Each restaurant offers its own spin on the kirakiradon concept. Stroll and select signature varieties at restaurants in the Minamisanriku Sun Sun Shopping Village or hunt down new variations at restaurants across town, like the dining space at Hotel Kanyo.