Plan ID
: 32050
32050

【Iwate】Pair oysters with sake matured under the sea! +lodging

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Meal included
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Possible number of bookings
    2~5
  • Participating age
    Age 5歳 ~ Age 90
  • Duration
    1 Day or more

A rare chance to taste Japanese sake matured in nature's best cellar ~ under the sea!

Tour Highlights:
✔ Stay overnight in traditional Japanese hot-spring lodging, including a feast of local cuisine for dinner!
✔ Board a local boat and watch as Japanese sake is pulled up from an ocean cellar under an oyster farm!
✔ Learn how to clean and prepare fresh local oysters, before steaming them up for a feast!
✔ Pair both gifts from the deep - freshly steamed oysters and ocean-matured sake!
✔ Taste the difference with your souvenir gift pack of both fresh (genshu) and ocean-matured varieties of sake.

Embrace your inner pirate and set out on a local boat to uncover treasure from the deep! This is the best kind of treasure – treasure you can eat and drink!

Local sake brewers and oyster farmers in Rikuzentaka (coastal Iwate Prefecture) have come up with a genius way to mature Japanese sake at the perfect stable temperature, in nature’s best cellar – under the sea! Bottles of freshly pressed sake (genshu) are submerged into the ocean alongside shelves of oysters and matured for up to a one year. Warm-up for the experience with an overnight stay at a traditional Japanese hot-spring hotel the evening before.

Lodging plan

Check-in to your lodging at Ofunato Hot-springs.
You will stay in a traditional Japanese style room (2 people to 1 room) and have full access to the hot-spring baths with ocean views! Included in your stay is a full course Japanese style dinner of local cuisine and tasty breakfast the next morning.

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    Time schedule

    Meet at the stained-glass windows of Sendai Sta.
    12:25

    Meet at the stained-glass windows of Sendai Sta. 12:30 Visit ‘Date no Komichi’ local produce and souvenir area of Sendai Station to sample some local Japanese sake!

    Visit ‘Sendai’s Kitchen’, Sendai Morning Market.
    12:40

    Visit ‘Sendai’s Kitchen’, Sendai Morning Market. This market is always buzzing with local shoppers and restaurant owners searching for the freshest local produce from the many fish-mongers, vegetable and fruit stands and specialty stores.

     Taiyaki store (fish shaped sweet pancake)
    12:50

    Taiyaki store (fish shaped sweet pancake) You can enjoy Taiyaki across Japan, but Sendai’s ‘Taikichi’ store is famous for its unique filling flavours, including some Sendai-limited flavours like ‘Zunda-mochi’ or even beef-tongue curry!

    12:55

    Visit ‘Mitaki Fudoson’, a temple hidden within the busy shopping arcade. Hear the story of ‘Sendai Shiro’ and make a prayer for good fortune!

    Drop-in to Abehei Kamaboko
    13:05

    Drop-in to Abehei Kamaboko Here you can try grilling your own Sasa-kama to enjoy it at its best – straight off the grill!

    Sendai’s oldest department store, Fujisaki
    13:25

    Sendai’s oldest department store, Fujisaki After feasting your eyes on all of the tasty goods in the ‘Depa-chika’ basement, discover another mysterious shrine in an unexpected location…

     Take a walk around Sendai Backstreet
    13:50

    Take a walk around Sendai Backstreet Soak-up the retro vibes of the various hole-in-the-wall bars, restaurants and shops and take some notes for your dinner later!

    14:07

    And it’s off to follow the footsteps of Date Masamune himself by jumping aboard Sendai’s ‘Loople’ sight-seeing bus.

    14:15

    At the beautiful ‘Zuihoden’, mausoleum of Date Masamune and several generations of the Date family.
    Enjoy the scenic location and decorative architecture.
    (Leave on the 14:55 bus)

    Ruins of Aoba Castle
    15:02

    Ruins of Aoba Castle Enjoy panaromic views over Sendai City.
    Indulge in Date’s favourite snack – Zunda (sweet Edamame bean paste) – in either a unique shake or on top of mochi rice-cake!
    (Leave on 15:42 bus)

    Osaki Hachimangu
    16:03

    Osaki Hachimangu Walk through the shrine grounds to the main hall, a designated national treasure, to enjoy the intricate Momoyama style architecture. Make a prayer and receive your fortune!
    (Leave on final bus16:43)

    Arrive back to Sendai Station. End of tour.
    17:10

    Arrive back to Sendai Station. End of tour.

    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 2~5
    About duration 17:00 check in, one night stay, tour 9-11 next day
    Operating period All-year-round
    Assembly time 17:00
    Booking deadline 3日前 11時59分まで

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking
    Locker

    Dress code - Must bring items 特にありませんが、冬場などは暖かい服装でご参加ください。

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    Access - Map

    29-1, Azamarumori, Ofunato-chou, Ofunato city, Iwate
    Assembly point

    Ofunato Onsen

    If you arrive by car

    About 3 minutes by car from the GoIshi coast IC on the Sanriku Expressway

    If you arrive by train

    A 15-minute walk from Shimunato Station on the JR Ofunato Line
    (In service on behalf of BRT)

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