Seven years ago a massive tsunami devastated northeastern Japan, forever changing the landscape and the lives of the people who lived there. Sendai City was no exception.Join us for a special tour to Sendai's coast. Hear about what happened that day from people who experienced the disasters. Visit a school which survived the tsunami and find out how it saved many lives. Walk through the former residential neigbhorhood to the ocean. Learn about the history and future of Sendai's coastal neighborhoods at the 3/11 Memorial Community Center. [Optional- extra charge] Have a lunch rich in local vegetables at a farm restaurant which reopened in 2015 in the new neighborhood around Arai Station.
=====Meeting Point and Schedule======MEETING POINT: Arai Subway Station at 9:45AMArai Station in on Sendai City's Tozai Subway Line (furthest stop to the east on the east-west line).If you have any question about transportation to Arai Station, please feel free to ask us!Schedule9:45 Meet at Arai Station, Introduction9:59 Travel to Arahama via bus10-11:30 Visit surviving Arahama school11:30 Walk to the coast hear from local residents who experienced the disaster12:29 Return bus to Arai Station12:45 Tour 3/11 Memorial Center. Learn about the present and future of Sendai's coast post-tsunami13:10 Visit local farm restaurant13:15 End of tour, [Optional] Lunch at Moroya Farm Kitchen=====What's Included in your ticket======- Guide/English interpreter=====What's NOT included======- Transportation costs (please bring IC card or 480 yen for transport between Arai and Arahama)- Lunch (please pay the restaurant directly if you want to stay and have lunch)=====What to Bring======- As we will outside for part of the tour, a hat or sunglasses is recommended, or umbrella for rainy day