Photo by Marubun Kisen

Photo by Marubun Kisen

Photo by Marubun Kisen

  • Winter might just be Matsushima’s most underappreciated time of year. The air is crisp, water clear, oysters ripe and delicious. With so many places to explore, finding a great place to have lunch while sticking to your sightseeing schedule might be difficult. Why not combine the two? From December to March, Marubun Matsushima offers oyster cruises featuring Matsushima’s famous small-shell oysters with their rich, plump meat.

    The multi-course meal is centered around kaki nabe, oyster hot pot made with Sendai miso. Accompanied by fried oysters and oysters prepared in various other ways, the meal is certain to leave you full by the time you disembark.

    In winter, Matsushima’s beautiful islands sometimes get covered in snow, a rare sight you may be lucky enough to see.

    This special oyster cruise goes one-way from the Matsushima Sightseeing Boat Pier to Marine Gate Shiogama or vice versa. If a return trip is desired, a free ticket for the regular sightseeing boat is included. Both piers are easily accessible by train.

    Local Voice

    The staff and captain were very accommodating and the oysters superb. Partway through I was asked if I wanted to finish the hot pot, but I was already full!

  • Last Update
    February 4, 2019

    Area Matsushima Bay

Details

ADDRESS

1-4-1 Minato-machi, Shiogama-shi, Miyagi 985-0016

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

10-minute walk from Hon-Shiogama Station (Senseki Line)

ADMISSION

Adults ¥3,500, children ¥2,250

CREDIT CARDS

Accepted

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

Yes

HOURS

Friday–Sunday & holidays: departs 11:30 (from Shiogama) or 13:00 (from Matsushima)

CLOSED DAYS

Mon–Thurs*
Mid-March–Nov*, Dec 25–Jan 5*
*The oyster cruise is unavailable during these times, but the regular sightseeing and other event cruises are available instead.

PHONE

022-354-3453

OFFICIAL URL

https://www.marubun-kisen.com/wakuwaku/kakinabe.php