My Seafood Bowl
breakfast and
Matsushima Gourmet Tour

wake up a little earlier than usual and head to Matsushima’s neighbouring town, Shiogama. At the Shiogama Seafood Wholesale Market you can make your own original Seafood bowl for breakfast.

My Seafood Bowl breakfast and Matsushima Gourmet Tour

The historical port city of Shiogama is about 15 minutes by car from Matsushima kaigan. The Shiogama Seafood Wholesale Market is a popular place for locals to purchase fresh seafood. There are over 100 shops within the narrow space. Here you can purchase your favourite items to creat your own original seafood bowl for breakfast. After enjoying shopping and breakfast at the markets, head on over to the Shiogama Fish markets, which has a museum that you can learn about fish at. To head back to Matsushima, you should take the sightseeing boat. Once back in Matsushima, why not try making your own Kamaboko (seafood paste loaf), or try some of the oyster menus on offer.

My seafood bowl is created by purchasing your favourite seafood items at the Shiogama Seafood Wholesale Market and putting them on top of a bowl of rice. Once you have purchased your favourites, such as shrimp, tuna, salmon roe, or sea urchin, head on over to the restaurant space to get your bowl of rice. You can decorate the seafood bowl however you like. It’s sure to be a delicious and fun memory from your trip!

This fish market is where the seafood caught in the Sanriku bay and off the coast is brought in. On the 2nd floor is the Fish museum where you can learn more about the fish caught here. Usually, non-employees cannot enter the fish markets, however on days the boats have brought in a catch, you can watch the fish sales from 8am from the Fish museum. In the seperate building “Shiogama Uminoeki” you can do some shopping or by some food.

My Seafood Bowl breakfast and Matsushima Gourmet Tour
Shiogama Seafood Wholesale Market

Shiogama seafood wholesale market has over 100 specialty shops dealing in freshly-caught seafood and processed marine products sold at market wholesale prices even to tourists. Visitors can buy a rice bowl combo and make their own personalized seafood rice bowl by buying their preferred ingredients from around the market. This fresh seafood taste experience can only be had in a fish market. There is even a section where you can grill the seafood you purchased.
Miyagi prefecture, Shiogama City, Shinhamacho 1choume 20-74
022-362-5518
http://www.nakaoroshi.or.jp/

【Access】
(Closest bus stop)
Matsushima kaigan Bus stop  15 minutes by car or 15mins walk from the JR Senseki line Higashi Shiogama Station

Business hours
(Opening hours)
Weekdays  3:00〜13:00
Saturdays  3:00〜14:00
Sunday/ Public Holidays 6:00〜14:00
Business hours
Restaurant
Weekdays  6:30〜12:00
Saturdays  6:30〜13:00
Sunday/ Public Holidays 6:30〜13:00
※depends on stores  
Holiday Wednesdays and some days during Obon holidays in August and New years period
Price My seafood bowl rice set (rice and miso soup)400JPY
Seafood is at separate cost
Required time 60〜90 Minute
Shiogama Fish market and Fish Museum

This fish market is where the seafood caught in the Sanriku bay and off the coast is brought in. On the 2nd floor is the Fish museum where you can learn more about the fish caught here. Usually, non-employees cannot enter the fish markets, however on days the boats have brought in a catch, you can watch the fish sales from 8am from the Fish museum. In the seperate building “Shiogama Uminoeki” you can do some shopping or by some food.

Miyagi prefecture, Shiogama city Shinhamacho 1chome 13-1
022-781-7706(Shiogama city Fishery Promotions Division)
https://www.city.shiogama.miyagi.jp/suisan/sangyo/suisangyo/shinuoitiba_new.html

【Access】
((Closest bus stop))
Matsushima kaigan Bus stop
15 minutes by car or 15mins walk from the JR Senseki line Higashi Shiogama Station 15 minutes walk from JR Senseki line Higashi Shiogama Station

Business hours 7:00〜17:00
Holiday Wednesday, and New years period
Price Free
Required time 30 Minute
Marine Gate Shiogama

Marinegate Shiogama is the boarding terminal for sightseeing boats as well as having facilities such as restaurants and shops.

Miyagi Prefecture, Shiogama City, Minatomachi 1 choume 4-1
022-361-1500
http://shiogama.co.jp/

【Access】
(Closest bus stop)
Matsushima Kaigan bus stop
JR Senseki line to Honshiogama Station, walk 10minutes

Business hours Public space and waiting room   6:30〜22:00
1F Shopping Zone      9:00〜18:00
2F・3F Restaurant Zone  11:00〜22:00
Holiday Open every day
Price --
Required time 10〜60 Minute(Pleasure boats run once an hour)
Marubun Kisen

You can enjoy the islands of Matsushima Basho on a trip from Shiogama to Matsushima. The cruise ship will pass through shallow waters that measure only 2 meters deep to see the islands up close, including Nioujima island. This cruise route is only offered by Marubun Matsushima Kisen.

Miyagi Prefecture, Shiogama City, Minatomachi 1 choume 4-1 Marinegate Shiogama 1F
022-354-3453 
toiawase@marubun-kisen.com
https://www.marubun-kisen.com/

【Access】
(Closest bus stop)
10 minute walk from JR Honshiogama Station

Business hours 8:00〜17:00 ※Sightseeing boat departure time every hour between
9:00〜15:00
Holiday Open everyday (Closed if bad weather)
Price Adult 1,500JPY Child 750JPY
Required time 50 Minute
Matsushima Kamaboko Honpo Main Store

This Kamaboko store has been operating in Matsushima since 1970. You can grill, and eat Sendai’s famous Kamaboko here. There is also the Tofu kamaboko “Mu” that can be sampled when freshly cooked.

Miyagi Prefecture, Miyagigun, Matsushimacho Matsushimaaza chonai 120
022-354-4016
http://www.matsukama.jp/index.html
http://www.matsukama.jp/shop/souhonten.html

【Access】
(Closest bus stop)
Matsushima Kankobussankan bus stop 3 minutes

Business hours December 〜April 9:00〜16:00
May 〜November 9:00〜17:00
Holiday Open every day
Price Grilled kamaboko activity 200JPY
Freshly cooked ""Mu"" kamaboko 200JPY
Required time 15 Minute
Pensee Matsushima store

This bakery has 11 stores in Miyagi Prefecture. The freshly baked bread is very popular. Oyster curry bread has a whole oyster baked inside, and the Zunda melonpan bread is baked using Miyagi prefectures famous zunda paste. Both of these breads are exclusive to the Matsushima Store. They are only available at this store, so please be aware they may sell out!

Miyagiken, Miyagigun, Matsushimacho, Matsushima aza, chonai 75-14 Matsushima Tamatebakokan 1F
022-353-2844
http://www.i-pensee.jp/

【Access】
(Closest bus stop)
Matsushima Kaigan Bus stop 6 minutes

Business hours Weekdays  10:00〜17:00
Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays 9:00〜17:00
Holiday Open everyday
Price Oyster curry bread 300JPY  Zunda melonpan bread 200JPY
Required time 10 Minute
Matsushima Yukitakeya

You can try freshly baked senbei crackers and soft-serve icecream here. You can purchase senbei and other famous foods and sake from the Tohoku region, as well as Japanese cultural goods within this store.

Miyagiken, Miyagigun, Matsushimacho, Matsushima aza, chonai 109
022-354-2612
toiawase@marubun-kisen.com
https://www.facebook.com/yukitakeya109/

【Access】
(Closest bus stop)
Matsushima Kaigan Bus stop 3 minutes

Business hours 10:00-17:30(depends on season)
Holiday Open everyday (Dec〜March closed on Tusedays)
Price Freshly baked Senbei 300JPY  Milk soft serve icecream 300JPY
Required time 10 Minute
M Pantry

Select shop with hand picked delicacies from around Miyagi prefecture. Seafood, traditional dishes, sweets and sake from Miyagi prefecture are available. They recommend the pressed oyster rice cracker (senbei) called Kaki to Kome to. You can try freshly baked ones at the store, or buy them in a take home pack.

Miyagiken, Miyagigun, Matsushimacho, Matsushima Senzui 10
022-349-5141
info.mpantry@gmail.com
https://mpantry.jp/

【Access】
(Closest bus stop)
Matsushima Kaigan Bus stop 3 minutes

Business hours 9:30-18:00
Holiday Wednesday
Price Oyster Senbei Cracker "Kaki to Kome to" 250JPY/ cracker
Required time 10 Minute