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Miyagi

Tohoku's gateway offers inspirational views

About Miyagi
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Top Attractions in Miyagi

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Upcoming Miyagi Events

Akiu Night Museum

Akiu Night Museum

Oct 24th - Nov 15th

The annual Light up event at Tensyukaku National Park in Akiu Spa, Miyagi Prefecture, takes place the last week of October to ..

Tenshukaku Natural Park 4 ¥500

Where to eat in Miyagi

Hosoya Sandwich

Hosoya Sandwich

Justin Velgus

Hosoya Sandwich is a hamburger shop doing business in Sendai since 1950. It's located in the Kokubuncho entertainment district..

Kameki Sushi

Kameki Sushi

Tom Roseveare

Kameki Sushi is one of many local culinary establishments that has grown in parallel with the success of Shiogama's fishing..

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Places to stay in Miyagi

Aoba Ward Festival 13

Aoba Ward Festival

Laura Welch

The Aoba Ward Festival, not to be confused with the Aoba Festival, is an autumn event that celebrates the culture of the people..

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Kamiwarizaki Campground

Kamiwarizaki Campground

Andrew Kehoe

Kamiwarizaki is a campground in Minamisanriku that features fantastic ocean views and unique rock formations. Kamiwari is family..

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Latest Miyagi Reports

Hotel Green Park Sendai

Hotel Green Park Sendai

Elena Lisina

Hotel Green Park Sendai is attractive for the accommodation price, spacious rooms, good location and neighborhood. It’s conven..

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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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