MiyagiMiyagi 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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Tajirojima Island is a small island with less than 100 human inhabitants. The island is commonly known as "cat island" due to the fact that the population of the cats on the island largely outnumbers that of the humans. This makes it a popular destination for
Zuihoden is the mausoleum complex where Date Masamune, lord of the Sendai region who died in 1636, is burried along with his heirs. It is designated a National Treasure but the temple was destroyed during WWII and rebuilt in 1979.
Zao Fox Village
For all of you fox lovers, this village located in the mountains near Shiroishi has over 100 animals with 6 different types of foxes. You can enter the village and literally walk alongside the many furry animals and take pictures or videos that will definitely
Designed by renowned architect Toyo Ito, this seven-story facility has a focus on media art. Completed in 2001, Sendai Mediatheque comprises of galleries, a library, event spaces, studios and a cinema. Architecturally, the building's design features slabs and
This V-shaped gorge is formed by the Otani-gawa River, and includes 100-meter white cliffs. The rock formations are said to resemble the paws of a monkey or works of art. In autumn, the valley is covered with red and gold leaves that contrast with the white cl
Sendai Joytel Hotel
Overlooking Sendai Hills Golf Course, the Sendai Joytel Hotel offers spacious rooms with free wired internet and a private balcony. It features a swimming pool, a sauna and a tennis court.
Hotel Green Arbor
Hotel Green Arbor offers a restaurant, simple yet comfortable rooms and free WiFi, only a 5-minute drive from JR Sendai Station. The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk, a shared internet PC and drinks vending machines.
Boasting a 400-year history, Hotel Izumiya features indoor/outdoor hot spring baths and a spectacular view of the Shiroishi River from all guest rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available at the lobby.
Toyoko Inn Sendai-eki Nishi-guchi Chuo
Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and rooms with free Wi-Fi, Toyoko Inn Sendai-eki Nishi-guchi Chuo is a less than 5-minute walk from JR Sendai Station. It offers free-use lobby computers.
Sendai Guest House UMEBACHI
Guest House Umebachi offers dormitory-style accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Guests can rent bicycles to tour the area and relax at the outdoor terrace.
Tokinenoyado Yunushiichijoh is situated in the Kamasaki Onsen district in Shiroishi, 37 km from Sendai and 31 km from Fukushima. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.
Comfort Hotel Sendai West
Located only 3 minutes walking from JR Sendai Station, Comfort Hotel Sendai West offers modern rooms and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a free breakfast including bread, Japanese rice balls and soup. Check-in comes with a compliment
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 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