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"The BIG 3" Famous Foods of Sendai Walking Tour (food tastings included)

Discover the 3 most famous foods of Sendai: zunda (crushed edamame), sasakama (fish cake), and gyutan (grilled cow tongue). You'll also learn about Sendai's history and popular areas downtown.

Operation Period

Available all year round (on Saturdays and Sundays) during select times, or whenever the minimum number of people apply. Please check website for details.

Time Required

About 2 hours.

Number of Participants



3,000 JPY– (tax included)

Tabimusubi walking tours (not bus tours) have restarted accepting tour requests and applications. In order to prevent the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, we ask all participants to wear face masks and allow us to check your temperature. On the day of the tour, a guide assistant will have hand sanitizer and incorporate social distancing measures, so please join without concern.
Zunda, Sasakama, and Gyutan. These are the “BIG 3” famous dishes you must try when you visit Sendai. Zunda is a centuries-old crushed edamame sweet which can be enjoyed with mochi rice or as a modern zunda shake. Sasakama (also called sasakamaboko), is a bamboo leaf-shaped fish cake symbolic of the fertile fishing grounds of the Sanriku Coast with a connection to the Date Clan! And finally, Gyutan is grilled beef tongue, a juicy meat which is known throughout Japan thanks to traveling company workers.

This is a 2 hour walking tour which starts at Sendai Station. You can learn the history and culture of Sendai's famous foods and even get to taste them! See various sites of the city, including a local market, shopping arcades, retro alleys, and historical shrines and temples. Leave with happy memories and a happy stomach by experiencing our walking tour!

Course: JR Sendai Station ⇒ Asaichi Shopping Street or Nakakecho Shopping Street (varies depending on the day of the week) ⇒ Mitakisan Fudoin Temple ⇒ Abe Sasakama ⇒ Iroha Yokocho Alley ⇒ Nonaka Shrine (finish). ※Depending on the hours of the stores and day of the tour, the course may change.

Learn about and taste Sendai's most famous dishes on this fun walking tour! Reservations for private individual or group tours along the same course are available, but the conditions such as participation fee differ. Please contact us about your desired date and time.

Experience Program Name"The BIG 3" Famous Foods of Sendai Walking Tour (food tastings included)
Activity LocationDowntown Sendai
Time RequiredAbout 2 hours.
Operation PeriodAvailable all year round (on Saturdays and Sundays) during select times, or whenever the minimum number of people apply. Please check website for details.
Start Time10:00
Minimum number of participants5people
Maximum number of participants10people
Reservation Deadline5 days before by 16:00
About suspension of the activityThe tour will be conducted even in rainy weather, but will be canceled in case of stormy weather or disaster. Please check with us the day before the event.
Important notes regarding participationPlease wear clothes and shoes easy to walk in (about 2km of walking total).
"The BIG 3" Famous Foods of Sendai Walking Tour (food tastings included)3,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceGuide fee, materials fee, insurance, food tastings.
What is not included in the priceTransportation costs to and from the meeting point, any personal costs (i.e. for drinks, snacks).
Method of PaymentPlease pay in cash on the day of the tour.
Cancellation PolicyCancellation up to 3 days before 0:00, up to the day before = 50% of the participation fee
Same day cancellation, no-contact/no-show is 100% of the participation fee
* Cancellation by phone can be done on business days and business hours, generally on the same day you apply.
* If you are able to find a replacement who can participate instead, no cancellation fee is required. Please contact us if that happens.
Meeting Spot1 Chome-10-10 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 980-0021
In front of the "Stained Glass" on the second floor of Sendai Station.
Meeting Time9:50
AccessMeet inside JR Sendai Station.
There is no designated parking lot. Please use nearby paid parking.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursThe tour is led by a local guide.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese