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Miyagi

Tohoku's gateway offers inspirational views

About Miyagi
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Top Attractions in Miyagi

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Upcoming Miyagi Events

Shishi Odori at Kurihara City

Shishi Odori at Kurihara City

Mid Jun

A Shishi Odori group comprises 8 dancers, with the leader at the center. Each performer is also a musician, holding a drum at waist..

15 Free
Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival

Sendai Tanabata Fireworks Festival

Early Aug

16,000 fireworks light up the sky over the Hirose River every August 5th evening. This is the kickoff for 3 days of Tanabata F..

3 Free
Sendai Tanabata

Sendai Tanabata

Aug 6th - Aug 8th

Sendai Tanabata Festival held August 6th-8th always delights visitors. The largest Tanabata event in Japan continues to grow in..

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Where to eat in Miyagi

Kameki Sushi

Kameki Sushi

Tom Roseveare

Kameki Sushi is one of many local culinary establishments that has grown in parallel with the success of Shiogama's fishing..

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Sendai Lunch Passport

Sendai Lunch Passport

Justin Velgus

The Sendai Lunch Passport is a book sold at Sendai book stores for about 1000 yen. With it you can buy a reduced price (but not..

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Places to stay in Miyagi

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 than..

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About 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 km²

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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