See the town and people pushing forward from reconstruction to the future.

Tour of Reconstruction Sendai & Miyagi2 nights, 3 days

We will not lose against this tsunami. A reconstruction tour where you get the chance to see the reconstruction and the cities that continue pushing forward to the future following the Great East Japan Earthquake, and how those in the area live currently. The fact that this is an area which cannot be seen anywhere else in the world is what makes this trip so special.

  • MIYAGI
9:50

Depart from Sendai Station

about 10 minutes
(Subway Tozai Line)
10:00

Tour the Sendai 3.11 Memorial Community Center

Memories of the earthquake to the future, to the world
In addition to being a location to learn about the Great East Japan Earthquake, it also acts as an entrance to the eastern coastal region of Sendai which was hit hard by the tsunami. In addition to permanent exhibits that teach visitors about the damage inflicted by the earthquake and the current state of restoration to the area, exhibits which demonstrate the damage through how those in the region live and their memories, there are also workshops where you can have a chance to discuss the disaster caused by the earthquake as well as field tours where participants will visit the surrounding areas.
Phone
022-390-9022
FAX
022-353-5710
Hours open to visitors
10AM-5PM
Closed
Monday (and following day of national holiday except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
Fee
Free to tour
URL
http://sendai311-memorial.jp/
http://sendai311-memorial.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/smcc_3ori2-170916-SGR.pdf
about 15 minutes
(City Bus)
11:00

Tour the Earthquake Ruins Sendai Arahama Elementary School

Its appearance left untouched from the damage
Arahama Elementary School, the site which children, teaching staff and local residents fled to at the time of the earthquake and was hit by the tsunami up to the 2nd floor was reopened as a remnant of the earthquake disaster. Photographs and footage are displayed inside the school which show the progress of events from the time the earthquake occurred, evacuation, when the tsunami hit, to the time of rescue, demonstrating the terrible power and threat of the tsunami. Even now, visitors can view the restoration and reconstruction taking place from the roof of the school.
Phone
022-355-8517 (Management office)
FAX
022-355-8517 (Management office)
Hours open to visitors
10AM-4PM
Closed
Monday, 2nd and 4th Thursday (and day following national holiday excluding Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays)
Fee
Free
URL
https://www.city.sendai.jp/kankyo/shisetsu/ruin_arahama_elementaryschool.html
https://www.city.sendai.jp/kankyo/shisetsu/documents/mitsuori_arahamasyo_2.pdf
about 20 minutes
(Taxi)
12:00

Depart from Arai Station

about 20 minutes
(Taxi)
12:20

Tour and lunch at the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

Encounter the many creatures of the sea!
An aquarium with approximately 100 tanks covering a space of 9,000m2 displaying some of the world's as well as Japan's fascinating and unique creatures. This aquarium is filled with plenty of things to see and do such as the giant tank that recreates the habitat of the sea of Sanriku, interacting with penguins and South American sea lions. There is also and dolphin and seal performances. The Backyard Tour where you get to explore the back areas with the aquarium's caretakers is also popular among visitors.
Phone
022-355-2222
FAX
022-355-2225
Hours open to visitors
9AM-last entry at 6:00PM *Depends on season
Closed
No holidays
Fee
Adults: 2,100 yen
URL
http://www.uminomori.jp/
about 10 minutes
(By foot)
14:30

Shopping at Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port

about 30 minutes
(Train or bus)

Stay in Sendai

Try Sendai's famous beef tongue!

You must have the grilled beef tongue in Sendai. Many of the restaurants serve this dish so you better check it out!

9:00

Depart from Sendai City

9:20

Walk around the Sendai Asaichi Market

A lively market in the heart of Sendai
A permanent market situated in front of Sendai Station with roughly around 70 different shops huddled together. Aside from fresh seasonal fish, vegetables, fruits and other products are crammed together and is endearingly thought of by many as “Sendai's kitchen” due to this abundant selection of products. A popular spot among tourists because of its lively and bustling atmosphere.
Phone
022-262-7173 (Sendai Asaichi Market Promotion Association)
FAX
022-262-7173 (Sendai Asaichi Market Promotion Association)
Hours open to visitors
8:00AM-6PM *Depends on each store
Closed
Sunday, national holidays
URL
http://www.sendaiasaichi.com/
about 10 minutes
(By foot)
10:00

From Sendai Station to Ishinomaki Station

about 60 minutes
(JR Senseki Line)
11:40

Ishinomaki Community & Info Center

about 5 minutes
(By foot)
12:15

Lunch at Ishinomaki Genki Ichiba Market

Lively Ishonomaki!
A market that opened in June of 2017 where those working in the fisheries as well as the local cuisine shops have gathered. On the first floor you can find seafood, marine products, products from the farm, locally produced goods as well as specialty items from the Sanriku region and areas supporting the restoration following the earthquake on sale. Located on the second floor is a food court with approximately 140 seats where you can enjoy the seasonal flavors of Ishinomaki.
Phone
0225-98-5539
FAX
0225-98-5593
Hours open to visitors
1st Floor: 9AM-7PM, 2nd Floor: 11AM-8PM(Last order: 7:30PM)
Closed
3rd Tuesday
Fee
Free entry
URL
http://www.genki-ishinomaki.com/
about 10 minutes
(By foot)
13:10

Tour the Ishinomori Manga Museum

Museum of Shotaro Ishinomori
Exhibition of the works of Shotaro Ishinomori, the manga artist who created “Kamen Rider” and “Cyborg 009.” In the museum you can find exhibits such as screenings of original anime, the successive generations of Kamen Rider's mask as well as original drawings. This spaceship-like building is located in the sandbanks of a river and is referred to as “Mangattan” due to its terrain resembling that of Manhattan, New York.
Phone
0225-96-5055
FAX
0225-96-5045
Hours open to visitors
9AM-6PM (last entry 30 minutes before close) *Depends on season
Closed
Tuesday *Depends on season
Fee
Adults: 800 yen
URL
http://www.mangattan.jp/manga/
about 15 minutes
(By foot)
14:15

From Ishinomaki Station to Hon-Shiogama Station

about 60 minutes
(JR Senseki Line)
15:45

Visit Shiogama Shrine

Gathering followers as Oshu Ichinomiya
Believed to be the god of safe travel on the sea, safe childbirth, and continued luck in the fortunes of war. The grounds are located on a slightly elevated hill and in addition to main shrine and front shrine nationally designated as Important Cultural Assets, you can also catch an unbroken scenic view of Matsushima Bay. The path composed of 202 steps which connects the temple grounds to the surrounding town also conveys a sense of elegance. Also famous for the Shiogama cherry blossoms, a cherry tree with large flowers that can contain as many as 40 to 50 petals, which bloom around the beginning of May.
Phone
022-367-1611
FAX
022-365-5530
Hours open to visitors
5AM-8PM
Fee
Free to visit
URL
http://www.shiogamajinja.jp/

Good Luck Charm

The most popular shrine amulet with a history that stretches back to long ago.

about 20 minutes
(By foot)
16:50

From Hon-Shiogama Station to Sendai Station

about 25 minutes
(JR Senseki Line)

Stay in Sendai

9:30

Depart from Sendai City

9:55

From Sendai Station to Natori Station

about 10 minutes
(JR)
10:10

Tour the Natori Yuriage area

See disaster-stricken areas and increase knowledge of disaster prevention
Yuriage, an area located in Natori which was seriously damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Here participants can see the records of the earthquake and tsunami damage as well as the areas carrying out reconstruction. In the “Yuriage-Shinsai-wo-Tsutaeru-Kai,” a group which passes on the stories of the earthquake in Yuriage, you can make a reservation with a volunteer guide who will teach you about the damage (due to the continuous reconstruction, the places viewed may change).
Phone
022-382-6526 (Natori Tourism Association *Information regarding tours available)
FAX
022-393-4995 (Natori Tourism Association)
Hours open to visitors
*Please call. *Send reservation by e-mail or fax for guide after filling out form on the “Yuriage-Shinsai-wo-Tsutaeru-Kai” official website.
Closed
Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays
Fee
5,000 per person (1 guide per bus, participants provide bus, more than 10 persons)
URL
http://yuriage1.blog.fc2.com/ (Yuriage earthquake disaster meet up group)
http://www.kankou.natori.miyagi.jp/hisaichi (Natori Tourism Association disaster-stricken area tour information)
10:30

Yuriage Harbor Morning Market

Morning market lined with fresh fish from coastal waters
With its approximately 50 shops all huddled together, visitors can enjoy shopping for fresh fish and seafood, or eating at one of the various restaurants. Grilling seafood to eat on the spot is also possible. You can also experience competitions that normally only the merchants can take part in. The morning market is only open on Sundays and national holidays but the adjacent Maple Hall, a tourist shopping center where you can eat and get some shopping done, is open every day except for Thursdays.
Phone
022-395-7211
FAX
022-395-7235
Hours open to visitors
Sundays, national holidays 6AM-1PM
Closed
Monday to Saturday
URL
http://yuriageasaichi.com/
about 15 minutes
(Taxi)
12:15

Shopping at Yuriagesaikai Market


A temporary shopping street not far from Sendai Airport!
A temporary shopping district populated with the local shops that were affected by the earthquake. 28 stores fill the area, including sushi and seafood rice bowl shops as well as places where you can purchase both fresh fish and seafood products. Every Saturday there is a "Bargain Market" and events held every second and fourth Sunday of the month, providing shoppers with some good ol' fun.
Phone
022-382-3236(Natori Chamber of Commerce)
Hours open to visitors
Depends on store location
Closed
Wednesday
Fee
Free entry
URL
https://natori.in-shoko.com/saikai_ichiba/

Rare Akagai(Bloody Clam) Don rice bowl

Yuriage is famous for its production of Akagai(Bloody clam). The Akagai Don rice bowl which is topped with plenty of akagai is a very rare type of rice bowl.

about 15 minutes
(Taxi)

From Mitazono Station to Sendai Station

Depart from Sendai Station
(to Sendai Airport or Tokyo Airport)

  • AOMORI
  • IWATE
  • MIYAGI
  • FUKUSHIMA

The want-it-all plan which takes you around to all of the coasts along the Pacific Ocean in Tohoku. Grab the steering wheel and see the beautiful landscapes on the coastline in no time. Interact with the locals, enjoy delicious gourmet seafood, watch the morning sun rise over the ocean horizon. An unforgettable trip both with loved ones and friends.

  • AOMORI

Trek along the Tanesashi Coast which is said to be a treasure trove of beautiful scenic views. Feed the black-tailed gulls, view the alpine plant life, eat Japanese food. Take a relaxing walk along the beautiful coastline!

  • IWATE

This ever-changing coastline is almost like something you would see in a painting. A newly famous trekking area where you can enjoy the beautiful rias coastline right in front of you!

  • IWATE
  • MIYAGI
  • FUKUSHIMA

A trip in Tohoku is a trip where you get to know the people and its culture. The Highlight Course is recommended for those coming to Tohoku for the first time where you can make good time visiting all the recommended locations. This plan will take you around the must-go places for sightseeing in Hiraizumi and Matsushima where you can enjoy an aquarium, shopping and various hands-on activities.

  • AOMORI
  • IWATE

The Tohoku Journey is a trip which brings you in contact with the people of Tohoku and its culture. We recommend the Highlight Course which efficiently hits all the recommended spots for those coming to Tohoku for the first time. This is a packed plan that will take you around to the shopping alleys and morning markets of Hachinohe and the local train lines as well as touring around places such as the Tanesashi Coast, Kitayamazaki Cliffs, and Jodogahama.

  • IWATE

We will not lose against this tsunami. A reconstruction tour where you get the chance to see the reconstruction and the cities that continue pushing forward to the future following the Great East Japan Earthquake, and how those in the area live currently. The fact that this is an area which cannot be seen anywhere else in the world is what makes this trip so special.