About Miyagi
Region:Tohoku
Island:Kanto
Capital:Sendai
Population:2,348,165
Area:7,282.14 sq. km

Miyagi is a place of great natural beauty; Sendai, the capital, has often been affectionately called the “City of Trees,” and the prefecture is known for its many fisheries and agricultural products. And while it was damaged by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, much of Miyagi has recovered, its splendor intact.

The main attraction is Matsushima, a group of 260 islands covered with palm trees in Matsushima Bay and considered to be one of the Three Views of Japan. The nearby Zuigan-ji and the adjacent Entsu-in Gardens are also must-visits if you’re in Miyagi.

Aoba/Sendai Castle is famous for being the castle of the powerful daimyo Date Masamune, while the regions of Akiu, Naruko, and Sakuranami are noted for their hot springs. Take advantage of the opportunity to savor Sendai’s local delicacy, grilled cow tongue (gyuu-tan).

Things to Do in Miyagi

Cities in Miyagi
Latest travel features

A Day Trip to Minamisanriku

Nature and a vegetarian lunch--with a side of octopus

Riding the Horse's Back

Exploring one of the best hiking spots in Miyagi

Ernie's Bar in Sendai

Local hot spot for over a decade and counting

Real Pizza at Kitchen Jagaimo

An authentic pizzeria in Ishinomaki is worth the trip

Community discussion

A Day Trip to Minamisanriku

Nature and a vegetarian lunch--with a side of octopus

Yes, it tastes as good as it look.

Sendai Ignites its Inbound Tourism

City opens "foreigners first" tourist information desk

This is a great step. Hope more people visit Sendai.

Riding the Horse's Back

Exploring one of the best hiking spots in Miyagi

Very fun place. Did you know there is an old Jomon period site nearby? A man-made cave for living is at the bottom of the path next to the first parking lot going up the hill.

Ernie's Bar in Sendai

Local hot spot for over a decade and counting

Best place to get a drink and relax.