1Sendai StationCatch a Senseki Line train to Higashi-Shiogama Station.Train31 min.
2Higashi-Shiogama StationWalk15 min.
3Breakfast at Shiogama Seafood Wholesale MarketEnjoy a My Kaisendon build-your-own rice bowl for breakfast, topped with fish you purchase directly from market sellers. My Kaisendon are available from 6:30 in the morning—the earlier you arrive, the better selection of toppings there will be!
4Higashi-Shiogama StationCatch a train to Hon-Shiogama Station (Senseki Line). It's just one stop away from Higashi-Shiogama Station (about 1.3 kilometers away), so walking is a good alternative if you don't feel like waiting for a train.Train2 min.
5Hon-Shiogama StationWalk5 min.
6Tour Urakasumi Sake BreweryStop in for a brief tour and tasting at this internationally-famous brewery.Walk14 min.
7Marine Gate ShiogamaPurchase a one-way sightseeing-cruise ticket on the first floor of Marine Gate Shiogama.Boat50 min.
8Sightseeing cruise to MatsushimaA one-way cruise past the iconic islands of Matsushima Bay, to the historic town of Matsushima. For those who want to participate in the traditional Japanese atmosphere to the fullest, rent a kimono to stroll the town in. The Ume Luv kimono rental shop is located just a few minutes' walk from the sightseeing boat pier.Walk6 min.
9Lunch in MatsushimaMatsushima is famous for oysters. Try the oysters, or other casual fare, at one of the many nearby restaurants. One of the most convenient and English-friendly spots is Matsushima Rikyu, a sightseeing complex with some easy dining options.Walk5 min.
10National Treasure Zuiganji TempleVisit this National Treasure Zen temple to see its renowned architecture, paintings adorned with gold leaf, outdoor meditation caves, and more.Walk2 min.
11Gardens & prayer-bead bracelet making at Entsuin TempleRelax in the peaceful atmosphere of Entsuin Temple's spacious gardens. For those interested in hands-on experiences, the temple also offers a prayer-bead bracelet making workshop, no reservations required.Walk5 min.
12Teatime at Kanrantei Tea HouseLinger over traditional Japanese tea and sweets in a real samurai teahouse overlooking the bay.Walk7 min.
13Matsushimakaigan StationTrain38 min.
14SendaiAfter arriving back at Sendai Station, make your way to a yokocho or the Kokubuncho area for dinner, drinks, and nightlife.
Beautiful coastal landscapes, fresh seafood, & traditional Japanese atmosphere