A 400 year old samurai tea house overlooking Matsushima Bay. It is open daily, all year-round. It features powdered green tea (matcha) and a variety of local favorite accompaniments, from oshiruko (a sweet and filling soup-like dish with mochi pounded rice balls and sweet red bean) to a small squash cake made with locally-grown squash. Everything on the multilingual picture menu is vegetarian and almost all options are vegan, reflecting traditional Japanese cooking styles. Reservations are accepted for larger groups, but not normally necessary. Address: 松島町字町内５６. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm. Open Mon-Sun 8:30am-4:30pm. Closing time is earlier in winter; last order is 30 min. before closing.
Categories: Japanese, Bakery