Things to do in Sendai・Sightseeing
Enjoying your Sendai sightseeing
Take a trip through the Sendai streets and the history of Miyagi
The Mori no Miyako of Sendai, filled with history and greenery And with access to Matsushima, one of the Three Views of Japan, you will discover a journey as full as the moon loved by Basho Matsuo now!
What to do on your first day
This pleasure cruise tours the inside of Matsushima Bay where islands overgrown with the green of pine trees rise above the calm bay waters and help to create one of the Three Views of Japan. The popular boat ride takes you on a 50 minute trip to view the islands of Niojima, Kaneshima, Senjujima, Ojima, and Tsushima. Information on the islands is relayed inside the ship during the tour of this beautiful scene. Look forward to enjoying this unique experience at Matsushima!
- 98-1, Matsushima Azamachinai, Matsushima-cho, Miyagi-ken
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- Distance from hotel
- Approximately 58 minutes by train
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How to spend your second day
Date no Iroriyaki Kura no Sho Kakyoindori Store
This Japanese-style bar uses local ingredients from the Miyagi prefecture and cooks with large hearth fireplaces to create their taste. There is a line-up of of dishes that change with the seasons along with an abundant variety of Japanese sake choices from Tohoku. Also, from winter to early spring, they serve a staple of the winter season cuisine in Miyagi, Seri Nabe.
■Approximately a 4 minute walk from the hotel
Beef tongue restaurant Tsukasa Torayoko Store
Without using the the tip of the tongue, the tender sections are carefully selected and only high-quality beef is used. After seasoning, the ageing process pulls out a deep flavor and softens it. In addition to this, the savourniess is increased when cooked using nara coal from the Iwate prefecture.
■Approximately an 8 minute walk from the hotel
This dining bar is based on the theme of “EAT LOCAL”. Enjoy dishes made from fresh ingredients grown locally in the Tohoku region along with a line-up of craft beer hand-picked from Tohoku and around the world.
■Approximately a 7 minute walk from the hotel
Kokonoue Tamazawa S-PAL Store
The hugely popular Shimobashira is a sweet that can only be made skilled craftsmen. With a light tingle, tasting it melt away in your mouth in the blink of an eye is a sensation that you cannot forget once you have eaten it. Due to it’s great delicateness and sensitivity to temperature, it is only sold for a limited time from October to April.
■Approximately a 8 minute walk from the hotel
Zunda Saryo Sendai Station Zunda Shop
Young edamame beans are boiled and mashed to create this Tohoku taste known as Zunda. You can see it’s green being liberally used with the fresh mochi, shakes, rollcakes, cheesecakes, and other times being sold. There is also a cafe serving deserts like bavarian cream with zunda.
■Approximately a 12 minute walk from the hotel
Sendai City Museum
Including Masamune Date’s battle armor and military robe, many items from Sendai’s history, fine art, and culture are on display. Approximately 97,000 items make up te collection, and from these the contents are changed seasonally with around 1,000 items in a permanent exhibit. 3〜4 times a year special themed exhibits and are also held.
■Approximately12 minutes from the hotel by car
Opening hours: 9:00〜16:45(entry until 16:15) Museum Holidays: Mondays (open on national holidays and substitute national holidays), days following holidays and substitute holidays
Parco Homes Paradaise Yagiyama (Sendai City Yagiyama Zooological Park)
550 animals from 130 different species can be found including polar bears, lions, and sumatran tigers. With experiences such as feeding African elephants and petting rabbits to guinea pigs, make sure to check the homepage for each event’s schedule prior to visiting.
■Approximately 17 minutes from the hotel by car
Sendai Umi no More Aquarium
There are 50,000 creatures from approximately 300 species on exhibit. Japanese sardines form schools and swim through large tanks, the largest-scale dolphin and sea lion show in Tohoku, in addition to petting penguins and southern sea lions are just some of the fun things packed into this aquarium.
■Approximately 25 minutes from the hotel by car
Nikka Miyagikyo Distillery
Making use of the plentiful natural scenery, there are distilleries, kiln towers, brickwarehouses and you can enjoy a guided tour for 70 minutes with a taste-testing for free. Please check the homepage for more details.
■Approximately 37 minutes from the hotel by car