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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.
Available all year round (on Saturdays and Sundays) during select times, or whenever the minimum number of people apply. Please check website for details.
About 2 hours.
Number of Participants
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 Location||Downtown Sendai|
|Time Required||About 2 hours.|
|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.|
|Minimum number of participants||5people|
|Maximum number of participants||10people|
|Reservation Deadline||5 days before by 16:00|
|About suspension of the activity||The 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 participation||Please wear clothes and shoes easy to walk in (about 2km of walking total).|
|What is included in the price||Guide fee, materials fee, insurance, food tastings.|
|What is not included in the price||Transportation costs to and from the meeting point, any personal costs (i.e. for drinks, snacks).|
|Method of Payment||Please pay in cash on the day of the tour.|
|Cancellation Policy||Cancellation 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 Spot||1 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.
|Access||Meet inside JR Sendai Station.|
There is no designated parking lot. Please use nearby paid parking.
|About Guides and Tours||The tour is led by a local guide.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese|
We plan and organize town walk tours and hands-on activities that can be experienced in 90 to 120 minutes, mainly in Sendai City. Local guides who love Sendai, Miyagi, and Tohoku will guide you to their favorite spots and introduce them fr…
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