Strategy article:Tour for 2 Days and 1 Night!
With a Superb View of the Scenic Spot “Jodogahama”.
Experience the Pacitific Fishermen Trip.

Strategy article:Tour for 2 Days and 1 Night!With a Superb View of the Scenic Spot “Jodogahama”.Experience the Pacitific Fishermen Trip.

Connecting by local train and bus 「New Tohoku Journey」
Tour for 2 Days and 1 Night!
With a Superb View of the Scenic Spot “Jodogahama”.
Experience the Pacitific Fishermen Trip.​​

Jodogahama Beach is located within the Sanriku Fukko National Park and sits on a peaceful inlet formed by volcanic white rocks and pebbles and has been designated as a national scenic spot.
Through the tour, participants will enjoy the scenic beauty as well as marine activities and delicious sea food while spending time with local fishermen.Feeling the natural flow of local life!
(local guide and facility guides will assist you.)

Highly recommended for people who…
・want to enjoy local activities in a nature-rich environment
・wish to walk away from the hustle and bustle of the city and chill out in nature
・are keen on taking photos of deep Tohoku
・love eating fresh seafood

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※This tour is planned for personal travelers who wish to make use of public transportation(e.g., local train and buses) and communicate with local people and enjoy local delicacies surrounded by magnificent nature. This is your chance to dive deep into Tohoku.
※using JR-PASS is recommended.

Highlights

Local food
enjoy the freshness of seafood that only a fishing village can offer.​
Plenty of photo spots
Thanks to its unique coastline, Sanriku is full of photogenic locations.
Fishing with fishermen
meet with local fishermen at ‘Ban-ya’ ,their work hut, then go fishing with them!​​​

Itinerary

  1. meet at the bus information center in the Morioka Station East Exit Bus Terminal
  2. Morioka Station to Miyako Station ( JR Yamada Line)
  3. Highlight: Bin-Don lunch
  4. Miyako Station to The Park Hotel Jodogahama
  5. Accommodation: The Park Hotel Jodogahama
  6. Highlite: activities at Sanriku Geopark
  7. from The hotel to Rikuchu-Yamada
  8. Highlight: Yamada Wonderful experience
  9. Rikuchu-Yamada to Miyako
  10. Miyako to Morioka
  11. Departure at Morioka Station (access to your next destination)

1:meet at the bus information center in the Morioka Station East Exit Bus Terminal

10:45
Meet at the「10:45( Please Do Not be late)」
Please come to 「bus information center in the Morioka Station East Exit Bus Terminal」by 10:45.
※if you can’t make it on time, please contact us on the tourist chat as soon as possible.

Tour will begin after checking 「your tour confirmation mail」and「your name」,You will receive an itenerary and tickets.

2:Morioka Station to Miyako Station ( JR Yamada Line)


11:40
Tour begins here.
Our first destination is 「Jodogahama」
Take JR Yamada Line for Miyako at Morioka Station
JR Yamada Line for Miyako is at platform 2.


Morioka Station(leave at 11:00)→Miyako Station(arrive at 13:09)

The 102 km JR Yamada line is a local train that connects Morioka Station( inland area) with Miyako Station(coastal side).
The train which runs the tallest point in all JR lines in Tohoku is called a hidden gem by railfans.
There are only 4 trains each way a day so please be sure to be on time.

2-hour ride to Miyako Station
From the train window, buildings and shops are seen in Morioka area. But soon
you will start enjoying the rich nature in Iwate.
It is a 2-hour train ride.Getting some snacks and drinks at Morioka Station might be a good idea.
But plaese make sure you are hungry when you get off the train because there is delicious lunch waiting for you at the end of the train trip.

Seeing views from the window or taking a nap, please enjoy the train trip

3:Highlight: Bin-Don


13:09
As soon as the train arrives at Miyako Station, we will go to eat Miyako’s favorite ‘Bin-Don‘.
Bin-Don is a local delicacy that contains fresh local seafood such as sea urchin, salmon roe, abalone etc…in a glass milk bottle.

seafood that stuffed in a bottle looks like coloful gems. You can then top a bowl of rice with the seafood however you want to.
deliciously photogenic!


Photo: Miyako Tourism and Culture Exchange Association

Photo: Miyako Tourism and Culture Exchange Association


Gyosaitei Sumiyoshi
We will have lunch at ‘ Gyosaitei Sumiyoshi’ a famous Bin-Don restaurant located in front of Miyako Station.

In addition to its signature dish,Bin-Don(1,650yen), the restaurant also searves seafood bowls, ramen noodles, etc.
* lunch cost is not included in the tour

4:Miyako Station to The Park Hotel Jodogahama


14:00
Shuttle bus takes you to the hotel.
At 14:00, after lunch, a shuttle bus from the hotel arrives at the bus terminal
in front of Miyako Station.

go to the shuttle bus(refer to the photo). When you board, let the bus driver check your ‘tour comfirmation mail’ and your name.

5:The Park Hotel Jodogahama


14:15
The Park Hotel Jodogahama
The hotel is located on a hill in Sanriku Fukko National Park. The view overlooking Jodogahama and Sanriku bay is stunning.
Sorrouded by the nature that changes with the seasons, this prestigeous Japanese style Hotel serves cuisine made with the best seafood of Sanriku.The hotel is also known as ‘so popular that is impossible to book’.

The tour participants are allowed to check in a little earlier than their regular check in schedule.
please take advantage of the extra time

6:Highlight: GeoPark activities


16:15
great activities for nature lovers
various activities are available
*payment is made on-site for paid activities

Available after check-in.
Blue Cave Sappa Cruise(1,500yen/ a person)
Open: March~Novenber(Jodogahama Marin House)
On a small boat called ‘sappa’, you can explore the small cave that Sanriku’s nature has shaped.
Sunlight comes into the cave and illuminates cobalt blue water. It is simply breathtaking.
The cruise may be cancelled due to weather conditions.
please ask at the front desk as you check in

Available the night of your stay.
Night time activity: Jodogahama night tour(1,500yen / a person)
meet at the lobby(19:40)~arrive at the hotel(20:50)
Take a walk on the beach with a Jodogahama Nature Guide.Enjoy a night stroll accompanied by the sound of waves and the lights from the moon and the stars.
※The activity may be cancelled due to weather conditions.please ask at the front desk as you check in.
Available in the early morning on the day of departure
Early morning Activity: Morning Stroll(1,500yen/ a person)
meet at the lobby(5:55)~arrive at the Hotel(7:00)
Walk on the Jodogahama beach in the early morning with a Jodogahama nature guide. From the history of the area to the origin of its name, you will learn all about Jodogahama while enjoying its scenic beauty.
※The activity may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Unique seasonal activities are also available. Please ask at the front desk when you check in.

7:from The hotel to Rikuchu-Yamada


9:30
check out of the hotel and go back to Miyako Station by shuttle bus.
You may want to enjoy the morning stroll or morning bath before checking out.
※Have breakfast and meet at the lobby by 9:30.We have a train to catch.

10:00
Board Sanriku Railway riasu line(for Sakari) at Miyako Station.

Sanriku Railway riasu line(for Sakari) is at platform 1.
Please allow plenty of time for your ride.

Miyako Station (leave at 09:56)→Rikuchu-Yamada Station (arrive at 10:36)

The 163 km Sanriku Railway is a local train that connects Morioka with Kuji Station.
From the train window, you can enjoy the unique scenary of aquaculture rafts that float on the beautiful Sanriku coast.
The Sanriku Railway has run ‘study tours’ since 2012, a year after the tsunami hit the area caused by the devastating earthquake.
The heavily damaged railway is now fully reconstructed and has become a symbol of rebirth.

8:Highlight: Yamada Wonderful Experience Bureau


Arrive in Yamada town.enjoy activities that are unique to this fishing town.

tour guide from「Yamada Wonderful Experience Bureau」will be waiting for you in front of the station.
tour begins after checking「your tour confirmation mail」and「your name」


10:45
①’Stroll and Snack’ tour of the reconstructed town(10:45〜12:00)
An earthquake survivor will take you on a stroll through the streets of Yamada.
Along the way, enjoy nibbling on two types of Yamada speciality foods.
※contents of the snacks differ from day to day


12:00
②Lunch Time is up to you. You have an hour to choose whatever you feel like for lunch.(12:00〜13:00)
Your local guide will give you some ideas.
※lunch cost is not included in the tour.


Seafood bowl: rice topped with fresh local seafood and

Udon noodle with seaweed and nori(Yamada’s speciality products)


13:30
③Be a fisherman for the day(13:30〜14:30)
Fisherman experience at Ban-ya hut is carried out.
Here, You can experience taking an oyster out of its shell.
Freshly picked seafood can be eaten on the spot.
Listening to fishermen talk about the Great East Japan Earthquake.
We will lend you work clothes, so please join us as a fisherman.
※Not available in bad weather. please note

9:Rikuchu-Yamada to Miyako


15:00
time to say bye to your local guide and board Sanriku Railway back to Miyako


Rikuchu-Yamada Station(leave at 15:10)→Miyako Station(arrive at 15:48)


Since time has passed, the view from the train window is very different from what it was like in the morning.
With the sun up in the sky, the dazzling blue sea is so photogenic.

10:Miyako Station to Morioka Station


16:00
At Miyako, board on the bus to Morioka Station
Board 106 Express Bus, Miyako to Morioka, at Miyako Station Front Bus Information Booth.


Miyako Station(leaves at 16:05)→Morioka Station(arrive at 18:10)


106 Express bus is a highway express bus that connects Morioka with Miyako.
comfy seats with wi-fi lets you relax and enjoy this 2-hour bus ride.

Tour ends here.

11:Departure at Morioka Station (access to your next destination)

Moving to your next destination From Morioka Station is easy.
Train schedule below is subject to change, please check at Morioka station.

Tohoku Shinkansen: for Sendai,Tokyo
Morioka (leave at 18:50) → Sendai(arrive at 19:29)/ Tokyo ( arrive at 21:04)
Tohokusinkansen: for Aomori・Hakodate
Morioka Station (leave at 18:37)→Hachinohe (arrive at 19:08)/Hakodate Station(arrive at 22:14)

Tour for 2 Days and 1 Night!
With a Superb View of the Scenic Spot “Jodogahama”.
Experience the Pacitific Fishermen Trip.​

The tour lets participants enjoy scenic beauty and bounty of seafood from Miyako-yamada.
Enjoyment and excitment awite you at every destination.Dive deep into Tohoku.
Take lots of photos at some of the best photo locations in Japan.

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