Meet at the stained-glass windows of Sendai Sta.12:30 Visit ‘Date no Komichi’ local produce and souvenir area of Sendai Station to sample some local Japanese sake!
Visit ‘Sendai’s Kitchen’, Sendai Morning Market.This market is always buzzing with local shoppers and restaurant owners searching for the freshest local produce from the many fish-mongers, vegetable and fruit stands and specialty stores.
Taiyaki store (fish shaped sweet pancake)You can enjoy Taiyaki across Japan, but Sendai’s ‘Taikichi’ store is famous for its unique filling flavours, including some Sendai-limited flavours like ‘Zunda-mochi’ or even beef-tongue curry!
Visit ‘Mitaki Fudoson’, a temple hidden within the busy shopping arcade. Hear the story of ‘Sendai Shiro’ and make a prayer for good fortune!
Drop-in to Abehei KamabokoHere you can try grilling your own Sasa-kama to enjoy it at its best – straight off the grill!
Sendai’s oldest department store, FujisakiAfter feasting your eyes on all of the tasty goods in the ‘Depa-chika’ basement, discover another mysterious shrine in an unexpected location…
Take a walk around Sendai BackstreetSoak-up the retro vibes of the various hole-in-the-wall bars, restaurants and shops and take some notes for your dinner later!
And it’s off to follow the footsteps of Date Masamune himself by jumping aboard Sendai’s ‘Loople’ sight-seeing bus.
At the beautiful ‘Zuihoden’, mausoleum of Date Masamune and several generations of the Date family.
Enjoy the scenic location and decorative architecture.
(Leave on the 14:55 bus)
Ruins of Aoba CastleEnjoy panaromic views over Sendai City.
Indulge in Date’s favourite snack – Zunda (sweet Edamame bean paste) – in either a unique shake or on top of mochi rice-cake!
(Leave on 15:42 bus)
Osaki HachimanguWalk through the shrine grounds to the main hall, a designated national treasure, to enjoy the intricate Momoyama style architecture. Make a prayer and receive your fortune!
(Leave on final bus16:43)