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.

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Enjoy "the most scenic" desserts in Miyagi!

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 overbearing caramel sauce. Or some freshly shaved ice (kakigori), topped with strawberries and a lig

Sendai Sushi Lovers' Delight

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 extraordinarily fresh and of course many restaurants take great pride in aiming to deliver the high

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

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.  But another, much lesser known sight of Sendai city is the Daikannon, Japan's highest statue of a go