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Miyagi Prefecture Top 10 Attractions

Miyagi Prefecture 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 beautiful coastline, seafood and agricultural products.

A Weekend in Ishinomaki

Ishinomaki is a large coastal city located in Miyagi prefecture.  It is often considered one of the most heavily damaged cities of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in terms of property damage and lives lost. Instead of simply trying to rebuild what was destroyed, the city is using this opportunity to reinvent itself. While many plans are still in progress, there are several prime tourist locales which have overcome the odds to reopen. From history, fresh food, and pop culture, the recovering city has much to offer and to celebrate.  

Fox Village in Zao

Zao Kitsune Mura is a "village" filled with a large number of free roaming foxes near Shiroishi in Miyagi Prefecture. Loads of fun, and at times scary, this is a unique experience you won't find anywhere else.  

Tashirojima Cat Island

Come visit a Cat Island in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Tashirojima is the place to feed and play with cats, stay in Cat Cabins, and even pay your respects to the cat shrine.

Sendai's Aoba Matsuri

The Aoba Matsuri is Sendai's largest festival after Tanabata. A samurai procession, dancers, and various events can be enjoyed for one weekend each May near Kotodai Park.  

Akiu Otaki Falls

Akiu Otaki Falls is one of the three great waterfalls in Japan. Fed from the Natori River, the fall is nestled in a green-filled valley. It is steps away from a temple.