Matsushima, Miyagi (宮城県松島) is known as one of the three scenic views in Japan. Hidden near Zuiganji is a small sushi bar called, Kou Sushi. Kou Sushi is able to get fresh because it’s located so close to the sea. During the summer, the sushi master highly recommends anago, a type of garden eel (穴子). I highly recommend the nama anago, raw garden eel (生穴子). This summer stop by Tohoku for your Japan Tour.
Access: With a JR Pass ride a one and a half hour Tohoku Shinkansen to Sendai and then transfer to the Senseki Line to Matsushima.