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Tohoku's gateway offers inspirational views

About Miyagi
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Top Attractions in Miyagi

Around Miyagi

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

Akiu Night Museum

Akiu Night Museum

Kana Shimoniida

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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Where to eat in Miyagi

Yas Imagine Kaiseki

Yas Imagine Kaiseki

Justin Velgus

New York trained master chef Yas treats guests to a fantastic kaiseki buffet, "afternoon tea" with sushi, and mouthwatering c...

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Matsushima Fish Market

Matsushima Fish Market

Roger Smith

Matsushima is famous for seafood but where can you find fresh seafood for affordable prices? Try the Matsushima Fish Market!

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Places to stay in Miyagi

Sendai Royal Park Hotel

Sendai Royal Park Hotel

Justin Velgus

A European style inspired hotel with all the class, charm, and professionalism of any other luxury hotel. An increasing numbe...

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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 th...

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Matsushima Hotel Sohkan

Matsushima Hotel Sohkan

Justin Velgus

Hotel Sohkan is a great hotel, especially for families, in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture. The four floor hotel comes with con...

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Latest Miyagi Reports

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

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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