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Miyagi

Tohoku's gateway offers inspirational views

About Miyagi

Things to do in Miyagi

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Sendai

Sendai

Ask any resident of Sendai about their city and they will tell you it is sumiyasui, meaing easy to live.  This capital city of Miyagi Prefecture and the largest city in the Tohoku region is not too big, not too small, not too hot, and not too cold as you’ll often hear. You can enjoy ..

Naruko Onsen

Naruko Onsen

One of the many wonderful benefits of purchasing a JR East rail pass for the Tohoku area is that it allows you to get off the beaten travel track and discover some of this regions more rural hidden gems. One such town is Naruko Onsen, a charming town that offers relaxing spas, wonderful local crafts..

Dining

Coffeekan Cafe, Ishinomaki

Coffeekan Cafe, Ishinomaki

If you happen to find yourself passing through Ishinomaki, perhaps on your way to Sendai, Fukushima, or even for those lucky enough to go to Tashiro Island, stopping by at the iconic Coffekan is a must do. Despite being set on a single floor in a rel..

Real Pizza at Kitchen Jagaimo

Real Pizza at Kitchen Jagaimo

Have you ever been in Japan a long time and miss something that feels like home? Or maybe you remember going to your grandmother's house and having a dish especially made for you. This place gives you that kind of atmosphere. Mieko Obara is wonde..

Sendai Ramen Festa

Sendai Ramen Festa

Ramen is a popular Japanese dish, and a bowl of ramen in the cold weather makes it much more wanted. After a very successful event last year, the Sendai Ramen Festa returns again from 18th to 23rd November. Featuring the top ramen from ten different..

Places to stay

Uchi Guesthouse

Uchi Guesthouse

On a narrow street just off the main strip in the heart of the sightseeing area of Matsushima sits a little guesthouse. Uchi, meaning home in Japanese, owned by Eiju Nakamura, is not your typical lodging spot in Japan. For starters, Eiju speaks Engl..

Hotel Metropolitan Sendai

Hotel Metropolitan Sendai

The Sendai Metropolitan Hotel is one of the city’s top premium hotels. A single step into the establishment’s magnificent lobby is all one needs to realise this. An enchanting art installation cascades from the ceiling, mirroring a flight..

Unmatched Excellence at Hotel Sakan

Unmatched Excellence at Hotel Sakan

Hand-stitched carpet made in Yamagata Prefecture covering the floor and hallways, a charming teacup collection displayed in the café, Japanese carp swimming playfully around the indoor pond. The ultimate in luxury starts the moment you step in..

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Sendai's Only Stamp and Coin Shop

Sendai's Only Stamp and Coin Shop

Money is power. It is also art, history, and a surprisingly fun and unique souvenir. For myself, an occasional collector of Japanese coins, I was frustrated at the lack of places that actually sell coins north of Tokyo. Much more common are advertis..

Ishinomaki Fish Market

Ishinomaki Fish Market

Ishinomaki Fish Market is the largest fish market in Japan, acting as a conduit for the Minami-sanriku coastal region – one of the world's largest fishing grounds. At 876 metres long, it is the largest fish market in Asia and 1.4 times the ..

Ishinomaki Community & Info Center

Ishinomaki Community & Info Center

Ishinomaki Community & Info Center (ICIC) was opened to provide a space to help inform and educate visitors about the ongoing reconstruction efforts throughout Ishinomaki city. Serving both local residents and visitors from further afield (includ..

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About miyagi

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo data-display="Kyoto" Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionTohoku
IslandKanto
CapitalSendai
Population2,348,165
Area7,282.14 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).

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