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Oyster Paradise Matsushima

The world's your oyster in the world's oyster nursery!

Operation Period


Time Required

6.5 hours

Number of Participants



13,000 JPY– (tax included)

The Tohoku region is a foodie’s paradise – especially if you love fresh, delicious seafood! The entire coastline of Miyagi Prefecture is famous for its giant, milky, juicy oysters, but the pearly heart of the action lies in Matsushima Bay (also famous as one of Japan’s top three scenic views). The incredible oysters of Matsushima are not only loved throughout Japan, but they hold strong ties with oyster cuisine around the world, with locally produced oyster ‘babies’ being exported to other oyster-obsessed countries like France for overseas cultivation.

This guided tour will introduce you to both the culture and flavours of Tohoku experienced through local oyster farming, alongside a local fisherman! Enjoy these tasty treasures of the sea as the locals do – fresh off a fishing boat in Matsushima Bay.

The tour will include a trip out to the oyster farms on a local boat with a local fisherman who will show you around the bay and tell you more about what makes Miyagi Prefecture the perfect environment for cultivating oysters. On the boat, you will stop by at one of the oyster farms to try up to three fresh oysters each, straight from the ocean! Select from a variety of condiments and try pairing with a glass of local sake. Back on shore, sit down at a local oyster shack to continue the feast with all-you-can eat steamed oysters, oyster rice and oyster soup!!

Immerse yourself in the culture and flavors of Japan's most scenic bay!

Experience Program NameOyster Paradise Matsushima
Activity LocationMatsushima Bay
Operator NameTohoku Local Secret Tours
Telephone Number+81-22-302-7390
Time Required6.5 hours
Operation PeriodOctober~March
Start Time10:00
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants8people
Reservation Deadline2 days before by 10:00
1 Participant13,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the price・Oyster harvesting experience from fishing boat
・Cruise of Matsushima Bay
・All-you-can-eat Oyster lunch
・Walking tour of Matsushima Bay
・Freshly made oyster senbei (rice-cracker)
・Private English speaking Guide
What is not included in the price- Any additional meals and drinks
- Optional tour to Zuiganji and Entsuin Temples (can be added for +3000 yen per group)
Method of PaymentCredit Card (VISA, AMEX, JCB, Master)
Cancellation PolicyThe cancellation fee will be required in accordance with the policy below.Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee. Two days prior: 20% Day before: 30% On the day: 100%
Meeting SpotJR Sendai Station
In front of the "Stained Glass" on the second floor.
Meeting Time10:00
AccessJR Sendai Station
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)