In this tour, you can feel locals' life by strolling Sendai City in the early morning.
Near Sendai Station, there is a small street lined with about 70 shops of fresh fish, vegetables, and fruits.
This place is called Asaichi, which literally means “morning market.”
Many citizens and professional cooks purchase fresh ingredients everyday here.
Sendai Station or anywhere you like around Sendai downtown
Meet at Sendai Station
Explore Asaichi Market
Asaichi Market or anywhere you like around Sendai downtown
You can see local food culture of Sendai by visiting Asaichi Market.
The market offers many kinds of fresh seafood, vegetables, and fruits.
Some of them are native to Sendai and difficult to find anywhere else.
In some shops, you can enjoy tasty cuisines with fresh ingredients from the market.
Kaisen-don(rice bowl topped with seafood) is especially popular and it cost only 500 yen.
The market also has a small cafe, so we can rest and talk there.
If you are planning to visit other sightseeing spots around Sendai after this morning tour, I can give you some advice.
guide fee, hotel pick-up around Sendai downtown
The cost of breakfast (you and guide) or other snacks
I recommend you bring some Japanese Yen, because some stores in the market don't accept credit cards.
For your information, kaisen-don (rice bowl topped with seafood) is 500 yen.
One croquette is 65 yen. One cup of coffee at the cafe is 300 yen.
There are some shops which are open even in the early morning.
You can find some local cuisines and souvenirs at shops in Sendai Station.
There is also a famous discount store called Don Quijote, which is just 10 minute walk away from Asaichi Market.
If you like, we can visit them before or after Asaichi Market.
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Thank you for the great review. I had a great time with you and your family, too. Hanyu Yuzuru is a hero to Sendai people. I am so glad that he attracts many fans to Sendai.
Shunsuke was a great tour guide with a lot of experience, he planned our tour carefully and also took into account my preferences about what to do along the way. I wanted to see the cherry blossoms and he took me to a park on the hills of Matsushima where the view of cherry blossoms together with the view of Matshusima Bay area was amazing! I wanted to try some of the local food and he took me to a local restaurant for a great sushi course and famous local oysters. Of course, we also visited all the important monuments in the area, even witnessed a real buddhist wedding ceremony in Zuiganji Temple! Every step along the way, he told me about the importance and the history of the places we visited. I really enjoyed the tour and also learned a lot from him. I would highly recommend Shunsuke as a tour guide to anyone planning to visit Matsushima area..
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Thank you very much for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. I also had a great time with you and your family.