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Miyagi

Tohoku's gateway offers inspirational views

About Miyagi
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Upcoming Miyagi Events

Akiu Night Museum

Akiu Night Museum

Oct 23rd - Nov 23rd

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

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Sendai's Pageant of Starlight

Sendai's Pageant of Starlight

Mid Dec - Mid Jan

The Sendai Pageant of Starlight is one of Japan's biggest winter illumination displays. Each year from early December thro..

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Where to eat in Miyagi

Places to stay in Miyagi

Smile Hotel Shiogama

Smile Hotel Shiogama

Peter Sidell

Not far from Sendai in northern Japan's Miyagi prefecture, Shiogama is an interesting little town, with easy access to Matsushima..

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Hotel Almont in Sendai

Hotel Almont in Sendai

Peter Sidell

In the downtown heart of Sendai in northern Japan's Miyagi prefecture, Almont Hotel is a stylish, comfortable and affordable..

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Miyagi Museum of Art

Miyagi Museum of Art

Peter Sidell

In Sendai in northern Japan's Miyagi prefecture, the Miyagi Museum of Art is what it sounds like, an impressive museum that's..

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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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