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  • Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium
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    4.0
    245 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Miyagino-ku Nakano 4-6
    Located in Takasago Chuo Park one kilometer from Sendai Port, Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium has 100 aquarium exhibits. The aquarium’s centerpiece is a giant aquarium recreating the sea of Sanriku, and the aquarium raises some 25 thousand creatures spanning 50 species. The Umino-Mori Stadium on the second floor is one of the largest such facilities in Tohoku and seats around 1,000 people. One of the unique features about this stadium is its lack of an acrylic divider between the audience and the performers. During a show, visitors can view vibrant dolphin and sea lion performances up close.

    We walked from JR Rikuzen Tagasago Station to the aquarium (could have took a taxi instead, cost about JPY1000). The aquarium has 2 floor, indoor tanks on the first, and outdoor tanks and show on...

  • Sendai Mediatheque
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    4.0
    194 Reviews
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Kasugamachi 2-1
    A six-minute walk from the Park 2 Exit of Kotodai-Koen Station on the Sendai Subway Namboku Line. This public multipurpose complex situated on Jozenji-dori Avenue serves as a center for arts and visual culture activities and also supports media-related activities. On the first floor, there's an event space with a large video screen, a cafe, and a shop. Other facilities include an audio-visual library, the Sendai City Library, and a gallery. The building itself, outfitted with large floor-to-ceiling windows and lighting tubes running throughout, has received high praise for its architecture.

    As is so often the case, an event was taking place when I went. This was an anti drugs and anti smoking event. Very few visitors and, as Ive found before, exhibitors (often attractive, mature...

  • Michinoku Lakewood National Government Park
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    4.5
    101 Reviews
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    Miyagi Prefecture Shibata-gun, Kawasaki-machi
    Located near Lake Kamafusa, this is Tohoku’s most extensive public park administered by the national government. It is becoming a popular sightseeing spot since it is close to sightseeing areas such as Akiu Onsen. Visitors can experience Tohoku’s nature and culture, and it is worth seeing the flowers that bloom across the four seasons. Tulips in the spring, and the fields of cosmos flowers that bloom from summer to autumn fill the park with color.

    I visited this park at the end of April when the flowers were at their full bloom. the view is really exceptional and amazing, I think this park deserves to be considered as one of the marvels of...

  • Sendai Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Miyagino-ku Odawarayamamotochou 101-14
    Sendai Anpanman Children’s Museum & Mall is an interactive participatory facility where visitors can have fun seeing, touching, and experiencing. Visitors can have fun meeting and interacting with friends from Anpanman, and there are also goods and food shops, a restaurant salon. The facility has a sense of security for parents with its place for strollers, coin lockers, and a spacious baby room. It is approximately 15 minutes by car from Sendai-Miyagi Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.
  • Hotel Hana no Yu Onsen Pool
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    3.5
    93 Reviews
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Akiumachi Yumoto Nozoki 33-1
    This outdoor pool facility is located inside Hotel Hana no Yu, in Nozoki, Akiumachi Yumoto, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City. The facility is open from mid-July to late August. It is an open-air outdoor hot spring pool with a water slide, and guests of the hotel can use the facilities for free, including day-use of the hot spring.

    The Japanese style room is too small. The receptionists hardly speak English. We paid over $60 for the taxi and the driver could not find the hotel. We realized they have free shuttles next day. Too...

  • Sendai City Tomizawa Site Museum
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Nagamachiminami 4-3-1
    A museum where you can experience the Paleolithic located a five minute walk from the subway Nagamachi-Minami Station. The museum conserves and displays the actual Tomizawa Site, an archeological site and one of only a few in the world dating back 20 thousand years to the Paleolithic. The museum also has exciting exhibits which recreate what life looked like for human beings at that time. In the basement gallery, visitors can view the remains for a bonfire and forest from 20 thousand years ago. In the outdoor ice age forest exhibit, visitors can view seasonal flowers and insects in a recreated ice age forest.

    The Museum houses the remains of a 20,000 year old forest that once grew in Sendai area. You can see evidence of human and animal movement in the area, including the remains of a firepit. The main...

  • Tohoku History Museum
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Tagajoushi Takasaki 1-22-1
    Located directly in front of JR Kokufu-Tagajo Station, the Tohoku History Museum aims to help people rediscover what the Tohoku region was like in times gone by, and to spread awareness of the region throughout the world. There are nine galleries that provide an overview of the history of the Tohoku region from the Paleolithic era through to modern times. There are also three in-depth thematic exhibitions that examine distinctive aspects of the region’s culture. The Children’s History Museum has an activity table area where children can handle real earthenware vessels and try on traditional clothing. Tohoku History Museum is an experience-oriented museum where visitors can learn about the Tohoku region’s history through hands-on activities.

    I loved this museum. Ask for an audio guide in English to get the most out of your visit as its free and very informative in understanding Tohokus history.

  • Sendai Astronomical Observatory
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    4.5
    38 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Nishikigaoka 9-29-32
    10 minutes by car from the Sendai-Miyagi Interchange, this Sendai City municipal observatory is located in Nishikigaoka, Aoba Ward. It was relocated and rebuilt in the suburbs of Sendai City in 2008. It features a planetarium, 1.3 meter-diameter Hitomi telescope, and exhibits that let you observe the universe through models and videos. You can experience planetarium programs like “Kids Time” with notable children’s characters, enjoy excellent Saturday night entertainment in “Night Planetarium”, and participate in events like star-gazing or workshops.

    The presentation that let you stand in the real one of the biggest telescope of Japan (they claimed) during real working, ceiling opening, telescope opening there big lens, and to let you see through...

  • 3M Sendai City Science Museum
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    4.5
    37 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Dainoharashinrinkouen 4-1
    3M Sendai City Science Museum, which is located in the northeast corner of Dainohara Forest Park, is a municipal science museum that developed out of a science education facility originally founded in 1952. The Museum has interactive displays relating to the sciences, natural history, and everyday life. By enabling visitors to “see, touch and try” the latest technologies (and natural history specimens), the Museum aims to foster an interest in science. 3M Sendai City Science Museum also has science shows and experimental “laboratories”; a real effort has been made to ensure that a visit to this Museum is fun and enjoyable for both children and their parents.

    A nice museum for demonstrating scientific concepts to children. Very fun. We stayed an hour and a half but you could eaily spend much longer. Some of the displays and exhibits have aged badly but...

  • Japan Kokeshi Museum
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Shitomae 74-2
    The origin of kokeshi wooden dolls is said to have been in Naruko towards the end of the Edo period (1804–1830) when they were made as hot spring souvenirs by woodworkers who carved bowls and trays and this is said to be the oldest production area for these dolls. The museum opened in 1975. It exhibits kokeshi offered up for the National Kokeshi Festival, presents the procedure for making the dolls, demonstrates the spinning lathe and has a wholesale shop that sells the highest number of kokeshi dolls in Naruko. It is around six minutes by car from JR Naruko Onsen Station.

    I walked to the museum from Naruko Onsen station, to enjoy the surrounding area, and returned by Kokeshi Taxi. The taxi stand is at the train station, as is the visitors center, so you can ride both...

  • Rias Ark Museum of Art
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Kesennumashi Akaiwamakisawa 138-5
    This museum is in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture is a lifelong learning facility dedicated to creating a unique, regional culture through the development of permanent and planned projects. On the first floor they exhibit materials related to their own research conducted over a two-year period after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Visitors can observe about 500 items, including 203 photographs taken of the disaster site since March 11, 2011, 155 disaster related items, and 137 historical documents. The second floor features a permanent exhibition of history and folk culture, as well as a set of illustrated panels called the Ark Diary depicting the lives of local people and how they're supported by a rich food environment.

    Rias has an excellent exhibition (with an English guide book to translate all of the exhibitions Japanese captions) about the 2011 Great Eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami. The standing...

  • Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Kan
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Kattagunzaoumachi Togattaonsen Shinchinishiurayama 36-135
    The modern building at the foot of Mt. Zao housing the Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Kan is a museum of kokeshi wooden dolls which opened in 1984. Traditional kokeshi wooden dolls and wooden toys from around Japan are displayed, and approximately 5,500 items are divided clearly by their lineage. The museum offers a place to touch as well as see by having a corner to view demonstrations as well as a shop, and visitors can enjoy painting their own doll. It is approximately 25 minutes by car from Shiroishi Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.

    Went to buy kokeshi doll ,went to visit the hall, could do workshop Also got the history from which towns kokeshi comes and what is the differencr

  • Sendai Yagiyama Benyland
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Nagamachi Koeji 19-1
    This is an amusement park in Taihaku Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture with great access being about a five minute walk from Yagiyama Zoological Park Station. It is an amusement spot representative of Sendai, the City of Trees. The park has 30 rides from the thrilling to family orientated and more than 20 of them can be enjoyed by children over the age of three making it a great spot with children. In addition, there are various events such as character shows and cosplay costume parties held at the park which are gaining popularity. Also, at the renewed shop, limited items etc. are available for purchase.

    Benyland is an old amusement park which people may not find very appealing; but it is a great place to bring the little kids who want to try easy rides and watch Kamen Rider live show and the like...

  • Kesennuma Umino-ichi
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Kesennumashi Uoichibamae 7-13
    Approximately ten minutes by car from JR Kesennuma Station, Kesennuma Umino-ichi features fine food, shopping, and learning opportunities tied to the sea off Kesennuma. It has the only shark museum in Japan where visitors learn hands-on about shark ecology and the bonds to the sea that nurture the population. Their enormous replica shark is a highlight. They also have ice projection mapping and ice sculpture displays, testifying to the port town's talent for ice art. A large variety of shops provide processed products and fresh seafood landed at Kesennuma and Sanriku area.

    whether you are new to Japan or leaving here for several years, this is worthwhile stop. It is a newly renovated shopping center - just opened recently up after the tsunami - still has the flowers...

  • Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Moniwa Matsuba 1-2
    "A 15-minute drive from the Sendai-minami interchange and a 20-minute drive from the Sendai-Miyagi interchange. This art museum is also located right next to the ""Matsuba"" bus stop. As its name states, this museum displays kaleidoscopes and also holds kaleidoscope making classes. The museum displays a wide array of kaleidoscopes, from huge kaleidoscopes to antique examples to kaleidoscopes made by modern artists. Some of the museum's kaleidoscopes can also be used to take pictures. The museum's short kaleidoscope making classes are fun, easy, and take just 10 to 30 minutes. The museum shop sells inexpensively priced kaleidoscopes to true kaleidoscope masterpieces."

    This is worth the trip from Sendai! We were impressed with the creativity and diversity of kaleidoscopes. Really an international collection! Great for adults with it without children!

  • Fujisaki Department Store
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 3-2-17
    Fujisaki Department Store is one of the oldest department stores in Miyagi Prefecture. It can trace its origins back to a business dealing in cotton and hemp cloth that was founded in 1819; over time, it grew into a major department store. Fujisaki Department Store is proud of its roots in the local community; most locals will be familiar with Fujisaki Department Store commercial jingle “I like this town!” which is played over the loudspeaker system in the Store. Families with children are the main target market for the Store, and there is a special “Babies and Kids Club” in which children up to the age of 12 can accumulate points to be redeemed for special gifts and services.

    藤崎の北海道フェアに行ってきました。美味しいものがたくさんあって、迷いましたが、唐揚げと焼売、お弁当を買いました。

  • Sendai Tram Museum
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Tomizawa Nakagawara 2-1 Chikatetsu
    This exhibit facility is located inside the Tomizawa Subway Yard in Nakagawara, Tomizawa, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City. It features exhibits about the municipal trams that transported the people of Sendai for 50 years until 1976. Visitors can even enjoy taking pictures while wearing a subway conductor’s uniform.

    電車や鉄道に関連する品物が展示してあるミュージアムでした。入場無料なので気軽に訪問できます。仙台の街並みを再現した鉄道模型は走っている電車を見るだけで楽しめます。昔の車両はノスタルジックな形。きれいに管理されていて、乗車することもできて楽しかったです。

  • ICHIGO WORLD
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    4.5
    14 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Watarigunyamamotochou Yamadera Sakurada 47
    This strawberry farm in Yamamoto Town, Miyagi prefecture is one of the leading strawberry producers in Tohoku. It's a nine-minute walk from JR Yamashita Station. Migaki Ichigo strawberries are also known as edible jewels and you can eat as many as you like over a 30-minute period in their spacious greenhouse. Grown on platforms, you can pick them while standing, and the wide-open isles make the facility wheelchair accessible. With topping options like condensed milk and syrup from their chocolate fountain, it's especially popular with families and couples. Strawberry picking is held from January to May. It is closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

    We went to see the farm in July because we didn’t see on the website that the season is finished. It was still shown open till 4pm. We knew that the season of strawberry is June but also we knew that...

  • Miyagi Zao Eboshi Resort
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Kattagunzaoumachi Togattaonsen Kuraishi-dake National Forest
    This is Miyagi Prefecture’s largest ski resort. It has 10 runs of different sizes including the Dynamic Course which is 4,300 meters in length with a difference in height of 700 meters. There are no snowboard restrictions. There is also a kids’ slope as well as ones for beginners. The resort plans events for each weekend of the ski season; a particular example is the snow fireworks display at the end of January. The resort is also used as a trekking course in the off-season. There is a taro potato stew party in September.

    みやぎ蔵王えぼしリゾートに行ってきました。まだシーズンイン直後だったので雪は少なかったですが、コースも大きく楽しむことができました。

  • Sendai Forus
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 3-11-15
    This is a shopping center in Ichibancho, Aoba Ward, Sendai City, a 15 minute walk from Sendai Station. It has easy access and is visited by many shoppers. The stylish eight story building with three underground floors houses many Sendai apparel-type shops and shops popular with young people. There are many fashionable restaurants and cafés, and the “Shiawase no Pancake” (Happy Pancake) shop, popular in Omotesando for light and fluffy pancakes, has opened its first restaurant in the Tohoku region here. “Sicilian rock salt caramel pancake” is an original dish only available at the Sendai store.

    仙台中心部にある商業ビルです。観光向けとかではなく、地元向けな感じでした。 周辺部にはいろんな店もあり、東北で一番の大都市・仙台って感じでした。仙台駅からよりも、バス停など利用した方が行きやすいかなと思います。

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Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it's the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture's reputation as one of Japan's most scenic views.

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