AreaMatsushima Bay

Shokado Cafe

松華堂菓子店 | Shokado

Get away from tourist hustle-bustle and relax at a cafe with a view

Photo by Ryuma Kanaya

Photo by Ryuma Kanaya

Photo by Ryuma Kanaya

  • Though located directly across the street from the famous landmark Godaido Temple, Shokado is no ordinary tourist spot. On its ground floor is the tasteful souvenir store Yukitakeya, a boutique of Miyagi products. On the second floor is a charming cafe that feels completely separated from busy flow of tourists outside. Its use of space is unmistakably Japanese. It has a beautiful wood-rich interior and large window designed to present patrons a picturesque view of the bay.

    The cafe mainly serves tea and their signature dessert, castella. Castella is a simple Japanese sponge cake, originally introduced to Japan four centuries ago from Portugal. Shokado bakes its castella on site using all-natural ingredients. Time spent here feels almost surreal in that, despite being in the heart of Matsushima’s busy tourist area, the cafe itself feels calm and intimate.

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Details

ADDRESS

2F Chonai 109 Matsushima, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi-ken 981-0213

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

10-min. walk from Matsushima-Kaigan Station (Senseki Line)

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Limited English

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

11:00–17:00 (varies according to season)

RESERVATION

Not necessary

CLOSED DAYS

Tuesdays (varies according to season)

PHONE

022-355-5002

Food & Drink Details

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN

Yes

HALAL

No

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE MENU

Yes

NON-SMOKING

Yes

TABLE CHARGE

No

RESERVATION

Not necessary

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