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Oyster Paradise Matsushima

Experience oyster farming and tasting at one of Japan's Three Most Scenic Spots.

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. Oysters from Matsushima are particularly famous throughout Japan and they hold strong ties with oyster cuisine around the world. Locally produced oyster ‘babies’ are being exported to other oyster-loving 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 with a local fisherman! Harvest and taste fresh oysters from Matsushima Bay.

The tour will include a trip out to the oyster farms on a 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 at one of the oyster farms to taste up to 3 fresh oysters each, directly pulled from the ocean! You can add a variety of condiments and try pairing the oysters 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!!

Experience the culture and flavors of Japan's most scenic bay!

Experience Program NameOyster Paradise Matsushima
Activity LocationMatsushima Bay
Time Required6.5 hours
Operation PeriodOctober-March
Start Time10:00
Minimum number of participants2people
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 PolicyUp to 3 days before: no cancellation fee.
2 days before: 20%
1 before: 30%
On the day: 100%
Meeting SpotJR Sendai Station
In front of the "Stained Glass" on the 2nd 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)