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Miyagi

Tohoku's gateway offers inspirational views

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Upcoming Miyagi Events

Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival

Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival

Early Aug

16,000 fireworks light up the sky over the Hirose River every August 5th evening. This is the kickoff for 3 days of Tanabata F..

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Sendai Tanabata

Sendai Tanabata

Aug 6th - Aug 8th

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

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Summer Gagaku Performance in Sendai

Summer Gagaku Performance in Sendai

Aug 12th - Aug 13th

In mid-August,  Osaki Hachiman Shrine in Sendai hosts a program which includes performances of Gagaku music and Kagura dance, ..

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Places to stay in Miyagi

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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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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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 Honshu
Capital Sendai
Population 2,348,165
Area 7,282.14 km²

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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