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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

Ogawara Cherry Blossom Festival

Ogawara Cherry Blossom Festival

Early - Mid Apr

Funaoka Castle Park is home to an awesome view of over 1000 cherry trees that line the Shiroishi river in the Ogawara area of Miyagi...

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Matsushima Hiyoshi Sanno Festival

Matsushima Hiyoshi Sanno Festival

Mid Apr

The Hiyoshi Sanno Festival is a Shinto festival to bless a Buddhist temple. It takes place the third Sunday of April in Matsus..

Free
Hitome Senbonzakura Festival

Hitome Senbonzakura Festival

Apr 7th - Apr 21st

Miyagi's annual Hitome Senbonzakura Festival celebrates the beauty of ​​1,200 cherry trees along the Shiroishi Riverside a..

2 Free

Where to eat in Miyagi

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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Animate Cafe

Animate Cafe

Laura Welch

A manga/anime-themed cafe that has a great atmosphere. Highly recommended for fans of the manga/anime theme of the moment - you..

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Places to stay in Miyagi

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

Dormy Inn Annex Sendai

Dormy Inn Annex Sendai

Peter Sidell

In Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan, Sendai is a big city with a plethora of hotel options. Dormy Inn Annex is right in the centre,..

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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 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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