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Tohoku's gateway offers inspirational views

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Top Attractions in Miyagi

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Sendai

Sendai

Ask any resident of Sendai about their city and they will tell you it is sumiyasui, meaning easy to live. This capital city o...

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Matsushima

Matsushima

The name Matsushima conjures ancient images – clusters of rugged, pine-clad islets in a snowy winter mist or framed in a glit...

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Naruko Onsen

Naruko Onsen

One of the many wonderful benefits of purchasing a JR East rail pass for the Tohoku area is that it allows you to get off the...

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Zao

Zao

Zao is a mountainous region located in south-west Miyagi – perhaps best known for the beautiful Okama crater located close to...

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Ishinomaki

Ishinomaki

Ishinomaki is a large city located along the eastern coast of Miyagi prefecture. Whilst considered to be one of the most heav...

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Upcoming Miyagi Events

Kesennuma Kite Festival

Kesennuma Kite Festival

Justin Velgus

The Kessenuma Kite Festival is an annual event where not only local enthusiasts, but kite associations and spectators as far ...

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Cat Art Exhibition

Cat Art Exhibition

Kim

A special exhibition taking place at the Ishinomori Manga Museum looks at the cat art works of Shu Yamamoto, who depicts feli...

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Where to eat in Miyagi

Daily's Muffin

Daily's Muffin

Laura Welch

Daily's Muffin is a centrally located store with a lot to offer. Everything looks good, tastes good, and you can enjoy it all...

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Places to stay in Miyagi

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 conve...

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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 fam...

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About Miyagi

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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