Map of Sanriku and Tome area

Map of Sanriku and Tome

Trip Details

dayDay 1: The Sanriku area

Tokyo Station

PASS – Shinkansen

Tohoku Shinkansen – approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes

Tohoku Shinkansen

Series E5

  • Hayabusa: Tokyo – Shin-Aomori
  • Hayate: Tokyo – Morioka/Shin-Aomori
  • Yamabiko: Tokyo – Sendai

Series E2

  • Hayate: Tokyo – Morioka/Shin-Aomori
  • Yamabiko: Tokyo – Sendai/Morioka

Series E5
Series E5

Series E2
Series E2

Sendai Station

Rental car

Rental car

Sendai City Information Office – second floor of JR Sendai Station (sightseeing information in multiple languages)

The office is regularly staffed with English speakers. Sightseeing brochures and other information are available in English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Korean.

Hours of operation

  • 8:30 to 19:00
Museums

1Ishinomori Manga Museum – fun for kids of all ages

A manga museum where visitors can see originals drafted by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori, famous for his "Kamen Rider," as well as enjoy attractions created around the Kamen Rider themes. The museum offers screenings of original anime works and other fun things for kids and adults alike.

Ishinomori Manga Museum
Ishinomori Manga Museum

NatureDining

2Berry Farm Fushimi – U-pick strawberries

Berry Farm Fushimi uses a high-bench culture method for growing strawberries, so they are easy to pick. They offer three varieties of strawberry for direct sale: beni hoppe, akihime and yayoihime.

Availability

  • Early February to around June (weekends only in February and March)

Hours

  • 10:00 to 16:00

Fee

  • Adults – 1,000 to 1,300 yen (varies through the season)

Berry Farm Fushimi
Berry Farm Fushimi

DiningHot springs

3Joubon no Sato – a roadside station with a hot spring

The facilities at Joubon no Sato include a shop that directly sells fresh local produce, and a buffet restaurant serving food made from local ingredients. Another attraction is the only hot spring in the prefecture with iron chloride in the water, and footbaths are available to visitors at no charge.

Joubon no Sato, a road stop
Joubon no Sato, a road stop

DiningShopping

4Marine Pal Onagawa Fish Market – lots of fresh seafood

The fish market includes six shops that offer seafood freshly caught in Onagawa Harbor, as well as an abundance of other dried and processed seafood products. Enjoy shopping or a bite to eat.

Marine Pal Onagawa Fish Market
Marine Pal Onagawa Fish Market


Lodging:
The Minamisanriku
Hot Spring area

dayDay 2: The Tome area

Lodging:
The Minamisanriku
Hot Spring area

Rental car

Rental car

DiningShopping

5Minamisanriku Sun Sun Shopping Village – approximately 30 shops

Opened in February 2012 as a temporary shopping center, there are approximately 30 shops and food stalls today. On weekends, a stage is set up for special shows and entertainment.

Minamisanriku Sun Sun Shopping Village
Minamisanriku Sun Sun Shopping Village

History&Traditions

6A stroll in Tome's castle town and Miyagi Meiji Village

Tome, located in Miyagi Prefecture, retains an air of the Meiji Period. The town has preserved samurai homes from the daimyo period, as well as Western-style architecture from the Meiji Period, and a stroll through the Teraike district is pleasant, particularly when the famous cherry blossoms are in bloom.

Miyagi Meiji Mura
Miyagi Meiji Mura

DiningShopping

7Toyama-no-sato – Toyoma Tourism Product Center

Toyama-no-sato is a product center that doubles as a tourist information center for Miyagi Meiji Mura of Tome. In the food court, enjoy flavors unique to the area, such as aburafu-don (deep-fried seitan on rice) and hatto soup.

Toyama-no-sato
Toyama-no-sato

DiningShopping

8MokuMoku Land – roadside station Tsuyama

At MokuMoku Land, a variety of special products are available, such as wasabi, wild and pickled vegetables, wood vinegar and fuki flower stem miso. Handmade woodwork and other products are also available for purchase.

MokuMoku Land – roadside station Tsuyama
MokuMoku Land – roadside station Tsuyama

Sendai Station

PASS – Shinkansen

Tohoku Shinkansen – approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes

Tokyo Station

As of June 2014.
Prices, business hours, transportation and other details are subject to change.


Shinkansen

Shinkansen

Trunk lines

Trunk lines

Bus

Bus

Rental car

Rental car

On foot

On foot

The JR EAST PASS SPECIAL can be used

The JR EAST PASS can be used

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