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Miyagi

Tohoku's gateway offers inspirational views

About Miyagi

Things to do in Miyagi

Upcoming Miyagi Events

Tohoku Oktoberfest

Tohoku Oktoberfest

Justin Velgus

Tohoku Oktoberfest is a German beer festival that comes to Sendai every June and September. Grab a drink and find your way to ..

Kishikicho Park, Sendai Jun 29th - Jul 8th Free
Sendai Tanabata

Sendai Tanabata

Ritsuko Maro

Sendai Tanabata Festival held August 6th-8th always delights visitors. The largest Tanabata event in Japan continues to grow in..

Kōtōdaikōen shimin hiroba Aug 6th - Aug 8th 3 Free

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Where to eat in Miyagi

Yas Imagine Kaiseki

Yas Imagine Kaiseki

Justin Velgus

New York trained master chef Yas treats guests to a fantastic kaiseki buffet, "afternoon tea" with sushi, and mouthwatering creations...

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Places to stay in Miyagi

Sendai Royal Park Hotel

Sendai Royal Park Hotel

Justin Velgus

A European style inspired hotel with all the class, charm, and professionalism of any other luxury hotel. An increasing number of..

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Uchi Guesthouse

Uchi Guesthouse

Brian Takahashi

Uchi guesthouse is an amazing place to stay in Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture. Not only are the prices significantly less than..

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Hotel Metropolitan Sendai

Hotel Metropolitan Sendai

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Treat yourself to luxury and the highest level of hospitality at the Hotel Metropolitan Sendai

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Bosai + Tourism in Miyagi

Bosai + Tourism in Miyagi

Sarah Koh

Bosai Tourism offers programs run by Miyagi Prefecture and Sendai City detailing insights from overcoming many natural disaste..

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Sendai Area Pass

Sendai Area Pass

Ignatius Koh

The Sendai Area Pass is a foreign tourist-exclusive rail pass in Sendai, Miyagi. The pass allows the holder unlimited travel for..

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About Miyagi

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo 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
Region Tohoku
Island Kanto
Capital Sendai
Population 2,348,165
Area 7,282.14 sq. km

Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県, Miyagi-ken) 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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