TOHOKU FOOD TOURISM
This year, we have arranged the selections of optional tours on Saturday, March 24th, the day before the full and half marathon. Currently, we are offering three options as below:
**English and Chinese translations will be available at all tours.**
- TOME CITY SAKE & BEEF DINNER TOUR
- SENDAI AR HOPE TOUR & AKIU WINERY BBQ LUNCH TOUR
- MINAMI-SANRIKU FUKKO TOUR
1.TOME CITY SAKE & BEEF DINNER TOUR
Enjoy the beauty of Tome City, where our marathon and festival will be held, by not only going around the city, but also visiting local Sake brewery SAWANO IZUMI, tasting freshly brewed Sake made from rice in Tome, and enjoying delicious dinner with local Sendai Beef! In fact, this Sendai Beef is awarded No.1 at "Japanese Beef Olympic" held in September last year, and this time, you will be able to enjoy the precious Beef Sushi at one of the high-end local Japanese Sushi place.
2. SENDAI AR HOPE TOUR & AKIU WINERY BBQ LUNCH TOUR
Sendai City is the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, and in fact, the center of Tohoku region, and with this tour, you will be able to have both great learning experience and wonderful eating experience in Sendai! During the first half of the tour, you will be visiting coastal ARAHAMA area where the strong tsunami hit in March 11, 2011, and will directly see and learn the impact of tsunami by viewing with your eyes the current coastal area where nothing is left and then by using AR (Augmented Reality) Glass to see the same view BEFORE the tsunami. Japan technology has made this comparison possible and will provide you with unique learning experience. During the second half, you will then head to AKIU area famous for ONSEN (hot springs) and visit AKIU Winery, the first winery born after the 311 earthquake and tsunami. There, you will be able to enjoy the BBQ lunch with all the peer participants, and surely be amazed with delicious meat, organic vegetables, and of course, high-quality wines!
3. MINAMI-SANRIKU FUKKO TOUR
Visit Minami-sanriku town, one of the districts most affected by the big earthquake and strong tsunami, and watch and hear what happened on March 11th, 2011 and their reconstruction efforts afterwards.
You will have an opportunity to directly meet with and hear from a local person who has experienced and survived from the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Additionally, the lunch will be included, so you will also have an opportunity to enjoy variety of local food, including the fresh seafood!
For more details and registration for tours, please visit below:
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The spot will be filled in first-come, first-serve basis, so do not forget to register early!
Please register early since the spots will be filled very quickly!