Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Miyagi Zao Fox Village
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    3.0
    335 Reviews
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    Miyagi Shiroishi-shi Fukuokayatsumiya Kawarago 11-3

    I read very mixed reviews on this place, and I left with many mixed feelings. Ill try to be brief but theres a lot to cover. First of all, we came on a hot day (35C degrees), so pretty much all...

  • Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium
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    4.0
    253 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.

    Some of the tanks, I feel like, may be a nit too small. The sea turtle aquarium was cramped I didn’t take a photo because I felt bad for them. The rest of the tanks were nice! I got to see a lot of...

  • Sendai City Museum
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    4.0
    160 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Kawauchi 26 (Sendai castle Sannomaru trace)
    This museum primarily displays items related to the history and culture of the Sendai Clan, based on materials donated from the Date family. The trademark golden crescent moon crested helmet is a piece of the black lacquer five-layered body armor (an important cultural property) used by Lord Masamune Date, which is housed here along with the 8-meter-wide large painting of the ''Tempo Kuniezu Mutsu-no-Kuni Sendai-ryo.'' Also on display are many treasured archives related to the national treasures of the envoys to Europe during the Keicho Era, which are UNESCO World Heritages. Special exhibits and other scheduled exhibits are also held 3-4 times a year.

    This is a small but interesting museum, largely focusing on the history of Sendai and how it came to be. A lot of the displays have English translations which is handy. You can also get an audio...

  • Sendai Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
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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.

    I believe every kids or even some mum will go gogo gaga over this Anpanman museum. A famous character from Japan children superhero. It’s really cute with all the toys and dolls and accessories with...

  • 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...

  • The Miyagi Museum of Art
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Kawauchimotohasekura 34-1
    An art museum located in Kawauchi-Motohasekura, Aoba Ward, Sendai City. Opened in 1981, the museum was expanded in 1990 with the Churyo Sato Gallery thanks to pieces of works and collections donated by Churyo Sato, a sculptor from Miyagi Prefecture. The museum houses pieces of art which have a connection with Miyagi Prefecture and the Tohoku region of Japan, as well as contemporary art from the Meiji period and a collection of Western art with a focus on modern German art.

    The Sendai Art Museum is located in a beautiful area and can be reached by bus or by subway. The museum has a great collection of wonderful works. The visitor to Sendai International Center has to go...

  • 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.

    Good old Benyland! I am a roller coaster enthusiast and it’s safe to say benyland is the definition of a Jet coaster Park:)

  • Sendai City Tomizawa Site Museum
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    4.0
    53 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.

    年代とともに何重にも積み重なった地層をていねいにはぎ取って、2万年前のたき火のあとを見せてくれています。 当時のようすを再現した映像や、子供にもわかる説明もあってとても勉強になりました。長町南駅から5分ほどで歩けます。

  • Sendai Astronomical Observatory
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    4.5
    40 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.

    夏休みの一日に、伺いました。子供さんが多くにぎやかではありました。 目的はプラネタリウムだったのですが、常設展示もいろいろな方向から天体などをとらえており 楽しめました。 小さいお子さんにはムツカシイ内容かもしれませんが・・・・・ プラネタリウムも、季節の夜空が楽しめ、普段は見えない自分の頭上の夜空が実はこんなに明るいものだと知ったものです

  • Tohoku History Museum
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    4.0
    53 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.

    宮城県立の施設で、開業は1999年だそう。 アクセスは東北本線(仙石東北ライン)国府多賀城駅を降りてすぐ。 館へは裏側から入る格好となるので、JRで来たかたは正面からの立派な外観を見ずに終わってしまう可能性あり。私がまさにそうだった。地元の方々はマイカー利用だろうから、正面側の広い駐車場に停めれば問題なく館の姿が拝める。 ちなみに、仙台からJR電車でここへ来る場合、仙石線に乗って多賀城駅で降りな...

  • Seapal Pier Onagawa
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    3.5
    42 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Oshikagunonagawachou Onagawahama Ohara 1-4
    A shopping mall hosting 26 establishments located a one minute walk from JR Onagawa Station and adjoining the pedestrian walkway in front of the station. The mall is notable for its many restaurants serving dishes made with seafood caught in the waters off Onagawa, all of which are distinctly colored by local culture, such as a restaurant owned and operated by a tuna boat captain. The mall also hosts establishments tied to the community such as apparel sores and a barber shop, and the mall serves the needs of local residents as well as travelers visiting the area. The mall is adjoined by Hama Terrace, a tourism facility with eight establishments include restaurants and shops selling seafood products.

    ウニを殻付きで食べることができます。 何もつけずにそのままで美味しかったです。 ダンボールで作ったダンボルギーニを見ることができます。 長蛇の列になっているラーメン屋もありました。

  • 3M Sendai City Science Museum
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    4.5
    38 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...

  • Marine Gate Shiogama
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Shiogamashi Minatomachi 1-4-1
    A boat passenger terminal located in Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture. Two lines dock and depart from here-city-operated boat which travels to and from Shiogama and the islands of Urato, and a private pleasure cruise and sightseeing boat which plies Matsushima Bay. The Matsushima Bay pleasure cruise travels a variety of routes which users can select based on journey time and desired budget. The terminal building is host to a variety of shops including a shop selling Shiogama specialty products, a souvenir store, beef tongue shop, kamaboko steamed fish paste shop, and a seafood shop. You can also find several restaurants here. With a cafe, Chinese food, soba noodles, sushi, seafood, and more, there's plenty to choose from.

    本塩釜駅からの道順が簡単で立地が良く建物も立派。切符売り場窓口の係の方が親切丁寧。 昨日10時の予約遊覧船に乗船しましたが、船長さんの操縦の上手さと観光ガイドとしての豊富な知識と経験と言葉巧みな話術、そして松島観光芭蕉コースの歴史ある素晴らしい景観景色。 すべてが完璧でした。 感謝致します。 いつまでも、このまま続けて欲しいです。 「ありがとうございました。」

  • Kyohei Fujita Museum of Glass
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
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    Miyagi Miyagi-gun Matsushimamachi Takagi Hama 1-4

    Many beautiful glasses! Japanese style vases, covered bowls and containers of powdered green tea. And vetro di Murano. These glass artifacts are made by Maestro Fujita. So beautiful! I and my wife...

  • Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum
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    4.0
    22 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!

  • Rias Ark Museum of Art
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    4.5
    28 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.

    美術館内にあるレストランです。 大きなガラス張りで、どの席からも外の風景が見れて 開放的で気持ちよく食事が出来ました。 美味しく頂きました。

  • Kesennuma 「Umi no Ichi」/Shark Museum
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Uoichibamae 7-13

    海の市1階にあります。 受付で防寒用のコートを借りて大きな冷凍室に入ると氷漬けの魚が並んでいます。 命に対する冒涜とまではいいませんが、ちょっと悪趣味な感はぬぐえない。 少なくとも水族館ではないよね、といった印象でした。

  • KANKAKU MUSEUM
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi Iwadeyama Shimokawaramachi 100

    This museum theme is human five senses. Those exhibits made a unique experience. Although this is for kids, I think it might be interesting for adults too. ACCESS:10 min walk from Iwadeyama...

  • Sant Juan Bautista Museum
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Ishinomakishi Watanoha Omori 30-2
    "The museum is located about five minutes by car from JR Watanoha Station. Visitors can learn about the achievements of the Keicho Diplomatic Mission to Europe and the culture of sailing ships during the Age of Discovery by viewing a large screen showing the interior of the restored ship, the San Juan Bautista, a galleon that sailed the Pacific Ocean and back in the 1600s, and an aerial view of the ship. The adjacent ""Ishinomaki City San Juan Bautista Park"" was built in the image of the Italian square seen by HasekuraTsunenaga and others of the Keicho Diplomatic Mission, and outdoor events are also held there. Visit the San Juan Museum website for the latest status of the display of the restored ship."

    Ive visited this site several times since 2014. However, its been over two years since my last visit. Now you cannot go to the dock around the ship. You cannot board the ship. I talked to the women...

  • SELVA
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Izumi-ku Izumichuou 1-4-1
    A shopping mall to the east of and a one minute walk from Izumi-Chuo Station on the Sendai Subway Namboku Line. The mall is connected to Izumi-Chuo Station via a pedestrian deck on the second floor and a passageway below the deck on the first. The mall is occupied by a variety of tenants, including fashionable apparel shops, lifestyle goods stores, restaurants, and cafes. The mall has a particularly large selection of women's clothing shops, stores for children, food shops, and other establishments aimed at women in their 20s to young mothers with children. There are also culture classes such as workshops and seminars as well as art school classes for children held here.

    泉中央駅直結の商業施設です。 隣接するアリオとも上空通過で繋がっていて、両施設を行き来する人は多いと思います。 食料品エリアは混み合いますが、それ以外のフロアは空いているので買い物はしやすいです。もう少し出店する店が良いと人が集まるかな?

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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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