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The (Night)Life of a Samurai: VIP Dining Experience with "Date Masamune"

Discover Sendai's 'Date' culture as you 'kampai' with a samurai! Then eat an amazing dinner in Tohoku's largest entertainment district!

Operation Period

All year round

Time Required

5 hours

Number of Participants

2〜6people

Price

70,000 JPY– (tax included)


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*Highlights*
・Be guided around the lively streets of 'Kokubuncho' by a member of Sendai's 'Datebushotai' samurai squad!
・Eat a full-course dinner of Miyagi Prefecture specialties, including Sendai Wagyu Beef 'Shabu-Shabu' or 'Sukiyaki'!
・Taste the best of Sendai's local sake, beer, whisky and more from an exclusive all-you-can-drink menu!
・Discover more about Sendai's 'Date' culture over a private matcha tea lesson.
・Exclusive 'Tamamushi' lacquerware gift from Date Masamune included!

BANZAI!! (Let's Go!)
Get ready to fight your hunger and thirst! Let's attack Sendai’s nightlife district of ‘Kokubuncho’! Our goal is Wagyu! Sashimi! Sake! Beer! Matcha! Zunda! and more! Your special host is the ‘One-eyed Dragon’ himself –feudal lord Date Masamune. He was a strong samurai and founder of Sendai City.

Date Masamune loved the arts, culture, food and sake! Even today, this unique ‘Date culture’ can be found in Sendai.

Tonight you’ll experience the ultimate ‘Date culture’ experience, starting with a relaxed private matcha tea lesson, before joining Date on an exciting tour around the lively streets of Kokubuncho. Eat and drink at a private room at ‘Bontenmaru’ – a famous Sendai Wagyu Beef specialty restaurant – as you ‘kampai’ and interact with Date. The menu will feature all of Date’s favourite local dishes from around Sendai and Miyagi, including the luxurious marbled A5 beef and pork to be enjoyed ‘Shabu-Shabu’ or ‘Sukiyaki’ style, as well as all-you-can-drink local beer, sake, whisky and more!

Finish your evening at the relaxing Bar RobRoy where you can enjoy an original local sake based cocktail inspired by Date Masamune and his love for ‘zunda’ (a local specialty dessert)!

Hotel pick-up, English speaking guide and special ‘Tamamushi’ lacquerware gift included!

*If Date Masamune is not available, another member of the ‘Datebushotai’ samurai squad will join the tour (details to be confirmed upon reservation request). Specific members of the squad may also be arranged upon request.

Full list of members here (Japanese): https://datebusyou.jp/*

Welcome to Kokubuncho – Sendai’s biggest and busiest nightlife district! Our local guide will make sure you will leave with fun memories and a full stomach!



Experience Program NameThe (Night)Life of a Samurai: VIP Dining Experience with "Date Masamune"
Activity LocationKokubuncho area
Time Required5 hours
Operation PeriodAll year round
Start Time16:30
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants6people
Reservation Deadline30 days before by 17:00
Important notes regarding participation*If Date Masamune is not available, another member of the ‘Datebushotai’ samurai squad will join the tour (details to be confirmed upon reservation request). Specific members of the squad may also be arranged upon request.
Full list of members here (Japanese): https://datebusyou.jp/*
Price
One participant70,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the price-One hour with Date Masamune!
-Matcha tea experience
-Full-course dinner & all you drink local beverage menu
-Two original cocktails at RobRoy
-Sendai lacquerware gift
-English speaking guide
-Pick-up from hotel
What is not included in the price- Anything not included in the above 'included' menu.
- Any additional orders of meals / drinks.
Method of PaymentCredit Card (VISA, AMEX, JCB, Master)
Cancellation PolicyUp to 3 days before: no cancellation fee.
2 days before: 20%
1 before: 30%
On the day: 100%
Meeting Spot2-4-15 Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 980-0803
‘Bashoen-Chaho’ tea shop
Meeting Time16:30
Access--By Public Transportation--
10-minute walk from Hirosedori subway station OR Kotodaikoen subway station.
ParkingNo
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursOperated by a multi-lingual guide. Multi-lingual guide: Japanese, English, Chinese are available. Other languages are available upon request.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Chinese (Simplified)/Chinese (Traditional)