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AreaSanriku Coast

Umi no Ichi

海の市 | Umi no Ichi

A shopping mall, sightseeing complex, and information center rolled into one

Photo by Kesennuma Tourism & Convention Bureau

Photo by Mizuhi Horii

Photo by Wesley Keppel-Henry

Photo by Wesley Keppel-Henry

  • Umi No Ichi is the sightseeing hub of  Kesennuma. It is a two-story complex located next to Kesennuma Fish Market and Kesennuma Port. On the first floor, vendors sell fresh catches of octopus, hoya (sea pineapple), and other seasonal fish. Adjacent shops sell seafood products, notably shark fin and red crab, and all sorts of local souvenirs. There are also several seafood restaurants serving fresh local cuisine.

    On the sightseeing side of things, is home to the quirky Ice Aquarium, and Japan’s only shark museum. It is also home to a shop (and shrine!) dedicated to Hoya Boya, the mascot of Kesennuma who brandishes a fish sword. The Kesennuma Tourism and Convention Bureau is located on the second floor of Umi no Ichi as well. They offer English assistance, coupons, organized tours, and bicycle rental.

    WEBSITEhttp://www.uminoichi.com/

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Details

ADDRESS

7-13 Uoichibamae, Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi-ken 988-0037

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

About 3 kilometers by rental cycle or 10 minutes by bus from Kesennuma Station. From the bus stop in front of Kesennuma Station (気仙沼駅前), board clockwise (時計回り) city loop (市内循環) bus. Alight at Umi no Ichi-mae (海の市前) bus stop. Timetable here.

ADMISSION

Free

CREDIT CARDS

Accepted at some shops

LANGUAGES

Limited English

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Yes

HOURS

May–September 8:00–18:00
October–April 8:00–17:00

CLOSED DAYS

January–June: Irregular, see official website for dates
July–December: None

PHONE

0226-24-5755

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