Bar hopping in Sendai's nostalgic drinking sites in Miyagi Prefecture
Miyagi prefecture's sake culture is said to have begun when Sendai Domain's feudal lord Date Masamune set up a sake brewing house within the castle grounds. The best way to discover the best local watering holes is with local guides who can take you to explore the back alleys of Bunka Yokocho and Iroha Yokocho - two nostalgic drinking locations in the city that will make you feel like you've stepped back in time to the Showa era (1940s-80s). The streets are lined with about a hundred stores - consisting of all sorts of restaurants and tiny izakaya (taverns) that seat about 8 people at a time. With a guided 2.5 hour tour, visit three izakaya venues where you can drink and eat as you learn useful tips and phrases to get the most out of your drinking experience.