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Botanical Garden Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Sendai City Wild Plants Garden
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Mogasaki 2-1-1
    Sendai Wild Plants Garden, which extends over the western slopes of Mt. Dainenji, is a botanical garden that is mainly focused on the wild plants of Japan’s Tohoku Region. Visitors can view characteristic local plants such as iris and acorn-bearing oak trees, as well as beautiful seasonal flowers. The Garden also has extensive grass lawns, and is a popular place for relaxing under the shade of the Japanese zelkova trees. A variety of special events are held in the Garden, including photography exhibitions and nature observation activities, etc. The autumn Bush Clover Festival attracts particularly large numbers of tourists, with concerts, moon-viewing parties, etc.

    仙台はハギの名所との事で、萩まつりに行ってみました。 (9月半ば-9月下旬あたりまで) とても広い園内ですが、萩のトンネルなどがあり萩を十分楽しむ事ができました。 ただ、最初のころに行ったのでまだまだ暑く、汗だくになりながらの散策でした。 涼むところも無いので、暑さが苦手な方は萩まつり期間の終わりの方に行くことをおすすめします。 萩まつりでは、野点などが行われており風流な感じでした。 野草園に入...

  • Yakurai Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Kamigunkamimachi Ajinomoto and Japanese original 1-9
    Yakurai Garden is a large garden covering an area of around 150,000 square meters, located at the foot of Mt. Yakurai. There are eight themed gardens, including a cherry tree garden, rose garden and herb garden, with over 400 different plant species. At the garden shop, visitors can purchase a wide range of products, including English rose cuttings and scented gift items, etc. There is also an activity center where visitors can take flower arranging classes, etc., and there are also flower decorated cake making activities for elementary school students. Yakurai Garden is place that is sure to leave visitors with great memories.
  • Sendai Nogyo Engei Center Midori no Mori
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Wakabayashi-ku Arai Kirishinden 13-1
    A multipurpose center which aims to promote agriculture by making it easy for people to come in contact with it. The center sells seedlings and potted plants and also has facilities such as a plaza for holding events and a self-service restaurant. The center also has a farm cultivated by city residents and offers cooking classes. The facility has a rose and plum garden and holds rose and plum blossom festivals when the plants are in bloom. During the festivals, a variety of street stalls open for business and staff give tours of the gardens at specified times.


  • Tohoku University Botanical Gardens
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Kawauchi 12-2
    A 12-minute walk from the West 1 Exit of T04 Kokusai Center Station on the Tozai Line subway. A natural botanical garden established by Tohoku University in Aobayama for research and educational purposes. This is the first botanical garden in Japan to be designated a Natural Monument. The main building contains plant and animal specimens and stuffed animals, while alpine plants are planted in the rock garden and Asian skunk cabbage and similar plants can be found in the wetland plant botanical garden area. There are walking paths and a nature park at the site and visitors can go on a small hike while viewing rare plants and also occasionally encounter wild animals such as squirrels and Japanese giant flying squirrels.

    Great place to see some wild and rare flowers solely depending on the season you visit. Not so big, yet interesting place to merge yourself with nature!

  • Taga Castle Ruins Iris Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Tagajo-shi Ichikawa Ta Tateishi
    A five minute walk from Kokufu-Tagajo Station. This iris garden, located at the site of the Taga Castle Ruins, one of Japan's top three historic ruins, contains some three million iris plants inside its 21 thousand square meter grounds. Spanning 800 varieties, in addition to regular irises, visitors can view Japanese irises and rabbitear irises. The Taga Castle Ruins Iris Festival is held here from mid- to late June, and during this time a variety of events are held such as contests and food fairs on weekends, flower pressing classes and iris-themed haiku poetry meets. In addition, for just two days during the festival, the garden is lit up at night.
  • Minami Kurikoma Kogen Ichihasama Lily Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Kurihara-shi
    This botanical garden is located in Shimizusekida, Ichihasamamasaka, Kurihara City. 150,000 lilies representing some 200 varieties and 20,000 day-lilies representing some 50 varieties have been planted on its vast 30,000-square-meter grounds. The garden also features a promenade called the “Hydrangea Path.” Visitors can view the colorful lilies and other flowers from late June to late July.
  • Akiu Otaki Botanical Garden
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Akiumachi Baba Otaki 5
    This botanical garden is located in Prefectural Route 62 in Otaki, Akiumachi Baba, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City. It has been planted with 15,000 plants representing 200 varieties including many that are native to the prefecture. Visitors can stroll through the garden while viewing azaleas and rhododendron in the spring or changing colors of the foliage in the fall.

    This is a must see attraction. Really amazing falls with a nice ladder down through the forest. You can actually walk down to the very bottom of the falls and have a swim if not afraid of cold water...

  • Tohoku Univ Yakugakukenkyukafuzokuyakuyo Botanical Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Aramaki Aoba 6-3
  • Sendai Taihaku Yamashizenkansatunomori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Moniwa Oidemorihigashi 36-63
  • Entsuin Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Miyagi-gun Matsushimamachi Matsushima Chonai 67
  • Showamanyonomori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Kurokawagunohiramura Ohira Tairabayashi 117
  • Minamikatahanayamenosato Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Tomeshi Minamikatamachiyokusawa
  • Tohoku Univ Univ Inyakugakukenkyukafuzokuyakuyo Botanical Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Aramaki Aoba

Miyagi Main Areas


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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