Outdoor Adventures and Local Cuisine
Adventurous visitors to Sendai City can explore the area’s natural beauty from a boat, on a SUP, in a glamping tent or while riding a bicycle. Head out on the sea with a local fisherman to catch fish or harvest seaweed to make a meal. Refresh your mind on a SUP or bicycle while connecting with nature. Relax in a glamping tent at a luxurious hotel and enjoy delectable dishes made with seasonal local ingredients.
Enjoy memorable fishing experience with local fishermen
The coastal waters near Sendai City are known worldwide as a rich fishing area. At Harbour House Kaname, visitors can experience sea fishing with local fishermen in the calm waters of Matsushima Bay. In the winter season, guests can harvest fresh seaweed for making shabu-shabu. This traditional hot pot dish delivers an amazing flavor experience for guests who truly want to enjoy a taste of Sendai. Experience the joy of picking fresh seaweed to use in a meal you prepare with other visitors. In autumn, visitors can enjoy the fun experience of catching goby. You can feel the thrill of a tug on your fishing line and reeling in your catch on the boat. When the fishing is over, everyone will head back to the charming inn to BBQ their fresh caught fish.
SUP tour; an awesome way to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and sea
Miyagi offers visitors the rare opportunity to experience both the beauty of the sea and the tranquility of the forest in the same area. Have an intimate SUP experience with nature in Matsushima Bay or on the waters of the Okura Dam. Gliding across the water’s surface on a SUP while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Miyagi Prefecture will calm your mind and soul. The expert instructor can speak English and Chinese and he will ensure that everyone has an unforgettable day. Each season offers a unique version of the scenery for your sensory pleasure. Guests can choose the Matsushima course, which is considered one of the three most beautiful spots in all of Japan with over 250 small islands and interesting rock formations or the Okura Dam course, which is one of the most scenic areas near Sendai City. When the water level at the dam is high enough, the SUP tour can also go upstream where the water is crystal clear and the scenery is even more incredible. Around the Okura Dam, you can visit several unique spots such as the Jogi Nyorai Buddhist Temple, which is home to a five-storied pagoda that is a symbol for the eternal peace of all humanity. There is also the Sakunami Onsen, where visitors can refresh themselves in the natural hot springs while surrounded by nature.
Unique glamping experience in a lovely hotel garden
At the Sendai Royal Park Hotel, you can savor the delicious local flavors from the comfort of a glamping tent while looking out over the lush greenery of the garden. Whether you are visiting with your family or planning a romantic dinner for two, you can enjoy the experience of eating outdoors while surrounded by the luxurious atmosphere inside one of the hotel’s spacious glamping tents. The tents can accommodate groups of 2-8 people (2-6 in the winter season) and traditional Japanese “kotatsu” tables are available in winter to keep everyone warm and cozy. The hotel’s signature restaurant offers a variety of traditional dishes featuring the freshest ingredients from local farms. Depending on the season, visitors can also enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the hotel’s beer garden or take a nighttime stroll through a beautiful illumination display. During the day, anyone looking for some good bargains can head to the outlet mall conveniently located near the hotel.
Feel a refreshing sea breeze in the air while cycling
Exploring Sendai City on a bicycle is a perfect way to pack multiple memorable experiences into one day. From the Giant Store Sendai, visitors looking for an active adventure can rent road or cross bikes with helmets and other necessary gear included. You can do a self-guided tour while exploring the area and see some of the best spots in Sendai. Enjoy a ride along the coastline next to the beach and breathe in the refreshing sea breeze while enjoying the impressive view. Some other recommended spots to include on a cycling tour are the Sendai Agricultural & Horticultural Center (beautiful flowers), Mt. Hiyori (lowest mountain in Japan), JR Fruit Park Sendai Arahama (seasonal fruit) and Sendai City Arahama Elementary School (2011 earthquake disaster ruins and museum).
A day of outdoor activity and delicious food in Sendai City will leave visitors with great memories and a desire for more. Let the natural beauty of the region and local cuisine refresh your body and mind during your stay. Come to Sendai City today and choose your next adventure.
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