Plan ID
: 32085
32085

【Miyagi・Naruko】Earth-friendly art: Bamboo straw workshop (+lodging)

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Meal included
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Possible number of bookings
    2~8
  • Participating age
    5Age ~ 90 Age
  • Duration
    3~4 hours 4~5 hours

A sustainable weekend retreat of eating, bathing and getting creative!
Highlights
✔ Visit a local lacquer-ware workshop and meet with the artisan
✔ Hand-decorate a beautiful lacquered bamboo straw with your favourite design
✔ Enjoy a lunch of local cuisine served in lacquer-ware bowls and dishes (Vegetarian available)
✔ Take your straw home with you to use as a portable, earth-friendly alternative to plastic disposables
✔ Spend the night at a local hot-spring inn, including dinner with a twist!

MORNING PROGRAM:

Traditional craft with an earth-conscious focus!
On this tour you will have the chance to meet and talk directly with a local lacquer-ware artisan in Northern Miyagi Prefecture.
After being invited into his workshop space, learn more about the history, tradition and techniques of his craft before trying your own hand at decorating a beautiful lacquered bamboo straw.
With each use of this straw, not only will you reduce your use of plastic disposables, but you will recall a fond memory!

EVENING PROGRAM:

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in Naruko Onsen village, before checking in to your lodging for the evening – Onuma Ryokan. Naruko Onsen is a quaint hot spring village with a history of over 1200 years and known for the healing properties of the mineral waters that flow from some 400 different sources!
After settling in to your Japanese-style room, recharge your body and mind as you take a relaxing soak in the eight different baths on offer (six available for private use).

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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 2~8
    About duration 10:30- check-out (next day)
    Operating period Everyday (except NewYear holiday period)
    Assembly time 10:30
    Booking deadline until 11:59 2 das ago

    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

    Hoshinuma, Naruko-onsen, Osaki city, Miyagi
    Assembly point

    Meet your guide at Nakayamadaira-onsen Station and be taken to the nearby lacquer-ware workshop.
    **If coming from Sendai by train, the below timetable is most convenient:
    JR Tohoku Line: Sendai Station (08:01) → Kogata Station (08:47)
    JR Rikuu-East Line: Kogata Station (09:07) → Nakayamadaira-onsen Station (10:14)

    If you arrive by train

    Recommend:
    JR Tohoku Line: Sendai Station (08:01) → Kogata Station (08:47)
    JR Rikuu-East Line: Kogata Station (09:07) → Nakayamadaira-onsen Station (10:14)

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