Miyagi

About Miyagi

Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting museums and cultural centers. Not far from Sendai is Matsushima, a coastal town considered to have one of Japan’s three most scenic views. The prefecture was badly hit by the March 2011 tsunami but has been rebuilding ever since. Miyagi offers so much for the adventurous traveler: the prefecture is rich in diverse traditional culture and local culinary specialties. The mix of urban and rural areas offer excellent shopping, dining, outdoor exploring and relaxing in mountain hot springs and coastal resorts.

Places to visit in Miyagi

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Sights in Miyagi

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Oshima Island

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Oshima is an island located near Matsushima Bay in Miyagi.

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Shobian Cafe

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Shobian Cafe looks over Matsushima bay and is located in Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture.

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Fukuura Island

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Fukuura Island, also known as Fukuurajima, is an island in Miyagi Prefecture.

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Marubun Matsushima Kisen Sightseeing Cruises

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Marubun Matsushima Kisen Co. Ltd. offer several different sightseeing cruises around Matsushima Bay.

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Entsu-in Temple

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A Buddhist temple with a long history, Entsu-in Temple features two gardens, one traditionally Japanese, the other Western-style. Classes teaching how to make

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Matsushima Bay

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The Matsushima Bay area is known for its scenic views of the ocean islets and was even designated as one of the Three Great Views of Japan. Boat cruises on the

Recent Articles

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Enjoy "the most scenic" desserts in Miyagi!

Written by Nami Komorebispirit

Just imagine: it's a hot summer day and you are longing for some sweet refreshment. Maybe some home-made chilled Purin (Japanese custard) with a sweet, but not

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Sendai Sushi Lovers' Delight

Written by Nami Komorebispirit

Tohoku is famous amongst food lovers for having some of the best sushi and sashimi in all of Japan. With the Pacific Ocean coast nearby, the fish and seafood is

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Sendai Daikannon - One of the world's top ten tallest statues

Written by Nami Komorebispirit

The city of Sendai is famous for being the gate to Tohoku and having been founded by Date Masamune. Bright lights, big city, shopping, night life, great food.  

Hotels in Miyagi

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Villa Hikari

Hotel in Miyagi

Villa Hikari is a detached holiday home set in Tōkatta in the Miyagi Region and is 31 km from Sendai. The air-conditioned unit is 41 km from Fukushima. The kit

Neighborhoods

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Sendai

Neighborhood in Miyagi

The capital of Miyagi Prefecture, this city is home to many interesting sites and attractions. With roughly one million inhabitants, Sendai is not only the larg

Nearby Locations

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Aomori


Aomori prefecture is surrounded by the sea and boasts amazing natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor adventures. It is the home of Lake Towada, the Hakkoda

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Akita


In Akita, on the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku region, visitors can revel in Japan’s natural beauty. You can climb mountains, look over beautiful la

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Iwate


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