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【Miyagi・Shiogama】Perfect ‘Hanami’ Picnic at Shiogama Shrine

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Meal included
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    20Age ~
  • Duration
    2~3 hours

Enjoy the Spring tradition of 'Hanami' at a national treasure!
✔ Enjoy a delicious local 'Obento' lunch-box and drinks (including local beer and sake!)
✔ Live Shamisen performance from a local musician
✔ Local goodies to take home as a souvenir!

You’ve never experienced cherry blossoms like this!

Forget lugging about a blue-sheet and heavy bags of food and drink, or fighting the locals for the best picnic spot…

Enjoy your own private ‘Hanami’ (flower viewing) picnic in the serene grounds of 1200 year old Shiogama Shrine. Tables and chairs will be set-up for you underneath the hundreds of pink cherry blossoms, along with an ‘obento’ lunchbox of beautifully presented bite-size tastes of local cuisine, designed exclusively for this event. As you sit back with a glass of local sake or beer, switch-off and relax to the sound of a private Shamisen performance from a local musician. With no need to worry about cleaning-up, explore the shrine grounds and surrounding town before ambling back to the station, local souvenir in hand.

This is how to ‘Hanami’ like a pro!

More about Shiogama Shrine:

At 1200 years old, Shiogama Shrine is one of the most spiritually important.Of the 300 cherry blossom trees growing in the grounds of the Shrine are around 30 'Shiogamazakura', a rare double-flowering variety designated as a national monument.As such, the grounds are a popular place for 'Hanami' in spring.The view of the soft-pink cherry blossom against the colorful shrine buildings is well worth the climb up the 200 steps to the main entrance of the shrine!

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    Detailed information of this plan

    Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 2~6
    About duration
    2~3 hours
    3 hours
    Operating period Finished
    Assembly time 00:00
    Booking deadline until 23:59 the day before

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Matters require attention If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.

    Time schedule


    Meet at Higashi-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line).


    Breakfast at Shiogama Wholesale Fish Market (Nakaoroshi Market). Make your own ‘Kaisen-don’ (Seafood Bowl) by choosing your favorite toppings from the fresh seafood on sale at the market.


    Taxi into the Shiogama town area for a foodie walking tour.


    Foodie Stop 1: Doraemon ’s favorite sweets ‘Dorayaki’ (sweet pancake filled with red-bean cream) at Shiogama ’s famous ‘Kasho Eitaro’ store, established over 100 years ago (1909).


    Foodie Stop 2: Sake tasting at Urakasumi Sake Brewery. Taste and compare three different local sakes from one of Miyagi Prefectures finest breweries.


    Foodie Stop 3: ‘Kamaboko’ fishcake from local specialty store ‘Abehei Kamaboko’. Here we will pick up some freshly made fish-cakes and save them for pairing with sake at Foodie Stop 4!


    11:10 Visit the mysterious ‘Okama-jinja’ Shrine, with ancient salt pots that can predict disasters!


    Foodie Stop 4: More sake tasting at ‘Kumakyu’ local foodie store. Here you can pair your tasty Kamaboko fishcake with a well-matched sake!


    Foodie Stop 5: ‘Five-coloured Dango’ (sweet rice dumplings)


    Foodie Stop 6: Mini-gelato from ‘Ota-ya’ Miso and Soy Sauce specialty store (since 1845). Yep, that ’s right! Choose from Shiogama sea-salt or miso flavoured gelato for a salty-sweet surprise!


    Foodie Stop 7: Green Tea tasting with a twist at'Yabe-en' tea shop. Learn new ways to enjoy various varieties of green tea from tea-master-come-cocktail-extraordinaire Yabe-san.


    Return to Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line). End of tour.

    Access - Map

    1-1, Ichimoriyama, Shiogama city, Miyagi
    Assembly point

    Shiogama Shrine

    If you arrive by car

    About 15 minutes by car from Sendai Port North IC

    If you arrive by train

    From Honshiogama Station on the JR Senseki Line
    About a 15-minute walk to the stone torii gate in Omotesando (Omotezaka)

    If you arrive by other means of transportation

    From Sendai International Airport to JR Sendai Station by Sendai Airport Access Railway
    Transfer to JR Sengoku Line and get off at JR Honshiogama Station

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