Matsushima Bay

Northern Miyagi

Sanriku Coast


SUP Miyagi

Stand-up padddleboarding | サップ

Get on board! Active experiences in some of Miyagi's most scenic areas

Photo by Carlsbad

  • Miyagi Prefecture is home to some of Japan's most beautiful natural scenery. Why just look at it from shore? Stand up to the challenge and try a SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) experience! Local guide companies offer SUP experiences at many locations throughout Miyagi. Please note that most companies require advance bookings, and that availability is subject to weather conditions.


Roger Smith

Autumn colours on the water in Naruko

Paddle atop the beautiful waters of Lake Katanuma, surrounded by mountains ablaze with the colors of autumn. The Naruko Earth Sports Project offer two-hour packages for all levels every Sunday, and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from May to mid-October.



Koichi Watanabe

SUP at one of Japan's Top 12 Beaches

Kodanohama is a beautiful beach located on scenic Oshima Island. It is ranked one of the twelve best swimming beaches in Japan by the Ministry of the Environment. The Oshima Paddle Club offers stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) lessons here in summer.



Barefoot Surf

SUP or surf the central coast

Sendai Port and Shichigahama are popular surfing locations. With Barefoot Surf, you can make the most of your visit with a SUP or surfing experience. Tours and lessons are available for all levels, guided by pro surfers!




Discover hidden islands in Matsushima Bay

Hop on a paddleboard for the freedom to explore Matsushima's smaller islands up close or paddle the Sagakei Gorge, one of the true highlights of Matsushima.


  • Last Update
    March 26, 2020


  • By stand-up paddleboard you can see some of the most beautiful parts of Miyagi in a way you would never be able to by car or boat. It's not too difficult either—I was able to pick it up in about thirty minutes, so was able to spend the rest of the time exploring and taking in the scenery at my own pace.
  • Matsushima Bay

    Northern Miyagi

    Sanriku Coast



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