Recommended Reservation Available  

Handmade Sasakama Fishcake Workshop

The staff will provide instructions on how to prepare and grill, so anyone can enjoy this experience with peace of mind. The freshly made sasakamaboko is an exceptionally delicious local delicacy worth a taste!

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

Approximately 45 minutes

Number of Participants



700 JPY– (tax included)

【We are currently taking measures to reduce the risk of spreading the corona virus】
①Participants are required to wear facial masks.
②We strictly check temperatures of staff and require the program instructor to wear a facial mask and face shield.
③Equipment is sanitized with alcohol spray.
④Facilities are being ventilated.
“Kamaboko” fish cake is popular in Miyagi Prefecture thanks to the abundant fishing grounds along the Sanriku Coast. Kanezaki makes a special kind of kamaboko called “sasa-kamaboko” or “bamboo leaf shaped fish cake,” which originated in Sendai. The reason for the shape is that the original domain crest used by the founder of Sendai, feudal lord Date Masamune, features two sparrows surrounded by bamboo leaves. Why not try making your own handmade “sasa-kamaboko” at our amusement facility Sasakama-kan? Make a reservation at the first floor information desk at least 20 minutes before the next workshop session.

After making, grilling, and eating the irresistible treat, explore the rest of the facilities. You’ll find shopping, restaurants, and works of art. Don’t forget to visit the adjacent Tanabata Hall to learn about Sendai’s most popular “Star Festival.” You even have a chance to make your own Tanabata decorations.

Knead the fish paste

Put in the mold and make the shape

Roast over the grill


The experience of making handmade sasakamaboko is sure to be memorable! Staff will provide detailed instructions, making sure the experience is fun and safe. The taste of freshly grilled fish cake cannot be beat.

Experience Program NameHandmade Sasakama Fishcake Workshop
Activity LocationKanezaki Sasakama-kan amusement facility
Operator NameKanezakisouhonten Sasakama-kan
Telephone Number022-238-7170
Time RequiredApproximately 45 minutes
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start TimePlease inquire for details.
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants36people
Important notes regarding participationParticipants must be elementary school student age or older to participate.
Applications are accepted up to one hour before the experience.
Handmade Sasakama Fishcake Workshop700 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceSasakamaboko ingredients and participation fee.
Method of PaymentCash, credit card, PayPay.
Meeting Spot6-65 Tsurushiromachi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 984-0001
Meeting TimePlease make a reservation in advance. If there is space open during the workshop, you may be able to join freely.
Access【By Car】
About 5 minute drive from Sendai-Tōbu Road, Sendai East IC.
OR 20-30 minute drive from JR Sendai Station.

【By Public Transportation】
Take the Tozai subway line to “Arai Station.” From there you can walk 25 minutes, or use a bus.

Board the bus bound for "Wakabayashi Gymnasium / Tobu Industrial Area" at bus stop No. 16 at the Arai Station bus pool. Alternatively, board the bus bound for "Okada/Arahama" at bus stop No. 18. In either case, depart at “Oroshi-machi Higashi 5 Chome Kita” bus stop.
Free parking available.
Facility InformationRestrooms, restaurant, shopping, sake bar, experience classroom and art museum are located inside the amusement facilities.
Barrier-free AccessYes
2 wheelchairs.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese
Staff can use a PockeTalk interpretation device to communicate in multiple languages.