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  • Sendai City Museum
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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.
  • Tenpyou Romankan Museum
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Todagunwakuyachou Wakuya Koganeyama 1-3
    This complex is on the Sanuma Highway in Koganeyama, Wakuya Town, Toda County. It features exhibits on Japan's first gold mining area and goldsmithing techniques, some that were even used for the Great Buddha of Nara at Todaiji Temple. There is also a display on the adjacent Koganeyama Gold Mining Site, a National Historic Site. Their shop sells manju buns with gold leaf, gold leaf crafts, regional food like soft oboro dofu bean curd, and more. There is also a restaurant serving local cuisine and a facility offering gold panning workshops.

    749(天平21)年、百済王の子孫で大和朝廷の高官であった陸奥守百済王敬福(くだらのこにきしきょうふく)が、この地で産出した黄金を聖武天皇に献上しました。その遺跡に隣接して建てられた「天平ろまん館」は、現在でも黄金の輝きと百済文明の香りが満ち満ちています。先住民である蝦夷(えみし)の悲しい歴史と背中合わせですが、最強のパワースポットの予感です。

  • Matsuyama Sake Museum / Jizake-ya-Hana-no-Kura
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Matsuyamasengoku Matsuyama 242-1
    This is the Ichinokura Sake Brewery's showroom. It's on Prefectural Route 242 in Matsuyama, Matsuyama Sengoku, Osaki City. It has exhibits featuring antique sake brewing equipment, and materials related to sake's history and brewing process. There are also a picture gallery and an event space, and they hold a variety of planned exhibitions including one featuring the work of the local swordsmith Hokke Saburo in spring and fall. Adjacent is the Jizake-ya-Hana-no-Kura with an eatery and a gift shop selling local specialty items and Ichinokura sake.

    物販・飲食の施設です。一ノ蔵のお酒はもちろん(すず音も)そろっていますが他にも地元のものを購入できます。レストラン(食事処)では食事のほかスイーツもいただけるようです(当日訪問の時間はすでにクローズ)。

  • Kakuda City Space Tower Cosmo House
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    Miyagi Pref. Kakudashi Kakuda Gyukan 100
    A 15 minute walk from Abukuma Express Kakuda Station. This facility was built to serve as a symbol of Kakuda City, the location of the JAXA Kakuda Space Center. From the Space Tower observation deck, visitors can see the city and all the way to Zao Mountain Range. The Cosmo House has space-themed exhibits such as a full-sized model of a satellite, a real rocket engine, videos, and more. There's also an actual-sized, 49 meter tall model of the H-II, Japan's first entirely domestically produced rocket. The facility's shop sells space-themed merchandise.
  • 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...

  • Shiroishi Castle History Museum
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Shiroishishi Masuokachou 1-16
    Approximately a 10-minute walk from the Shiraishi Station on the Tohoku Main Line, and a 10-minute drive from the Shiraishi Interchange off of the Tohoku Expressway, this museum is located alongside the Ote Ichinomikado gate to the Shiraishi Castle inside the Masuoka Park. The shop on the first floor of the castle sells items unique to the castle and other Japanese washi paper-craft products, and other local specialties such as Umen. One can enjoy at the restaurant various dishes incorporating umen such as shojuro umen using white miso, and their specialty soft ice cream. On the second floor is located the historical archive as well as a 1/100 scale model of the donjon surrounding the castle and other displays showing the steps by which the model was built. On the third floor is a theater which plays films in which the castle was used as a backdrop.

    お土産物の売り場もありますが、見どころは3Dの立体ビデオ。「片岡小十郎、帰るに及ばず」と題したビデオを拝見しました。小十郎の荒武者ぶりに真田幸村の遺児、阿国姫の逸話を交えた内容で、小十郎の愛されキャラがよく分かる。ちょっと心が和みました。

  • Timeship Shiogama
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    Miyagi Shiogama-shi Motomachi 1-1 Ichibankan 4F Citizen Library
    This historical exhibit is located inside of the Ichibankan on National Route 45 in Moto-machi, Shiogama City. The exhibit is attached to the city library. Visitors can learn about the history of Shiogama from a number of historical artifacts and other exhibits dating from the Jomon period to modern times.
  • Miyagi Prefecture Zao Wild Bird Forest Nature Observation Center “Kotori House”
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    Miyagi Katta-gun
    This nature observation center is located in Uwanohara, Togattaonsen, Zao Town, Katta County. It is adjacent to the Zao Wild Bird Forest. The center introduces the natural environment of Zao and the rest of Miyagi and the ecology of the wild birds that live there through a variety of exhibits such as nature dioramas and taxidermy specimens. It also organizes a number of events including trekking, nature observation, and crafts.
  • Shibata no Kyodokan
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    Miyagi Shibata-gun Shibatamachi Funaokanishi 1-6-26
    "This museum complex is located in Funaokanishi 1-Chome, Shibata Town, Shibata County. It is comprised of a number of facilities including the Furusato Cultural Lore Museum, which features classrooms for hands-on learning, a multipurpose hall, and a library, the Joshin-an teahouse, and the Industrial Exhibition Hall, which displaysindustrialproducts in the town. The Shigenkaku exhibit hall features exhibits on the history of the town dating back from prehistoric times on the theme ""3. 65 million days of Shibata.”"
  • Ubagafutokoro Minwa no Sato Furusato Otogien
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    Miyagi Shibata-gun Muratamachi
    This local product promotion center is located inside of Ubagafutokoro Minwa no Sato on Prefectural Route 25 in Iboishi, Koizumi, Murata Town, Shibata County. It sells products from the local area and around the region. It also sells fresh local produce every Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can also enjoy soba noodles made with local buckwheat flour, broad bean and rice flour noodles, and other dishes at the attached soba restaurant.
  • Murata Town Rekishi Miraikan
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Miyagi Shibata-gun Muratamachi Murata Hasama 85
    This lifetime learning center is located in MurataTown, Shibata County. It is comprised of exhibit halls, a library, a video room, seminar rooms, and other facilities. The permanent exhibit hall features exhibits on topics including the history of the town and folk entertainment. There is also a special exhibit hall that hosts several special exhibits each year. A festival float from Hotei Festival, a tradition dating back eight centuries, is displayed in the entrance hall.

    用事の途中で村田町歴史みらい館に行ってきました。道の駅村田と併設されており、無料なのでオススメです。

  • 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。

  • Matsuyama Furusato History Museum
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi Matsuyama Sengoku Matsuyama 428
    A museum in Matsuyamasengoku Matsuyama, Osaki City. In the History Exhibition you'll find materials related to the history of the region including information about the Moniwa family, the former chief vassal family of the Sendai domain. In the Frank Nagai Exhibition,they have materials regarding Frank Nagai, a famous singer who came from the area. The museum's collection includes a wooden seated statue of the Thousand-Armed Kannon which has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan and the famous Yamatoden sword, crafted by the swordsmith, the Eight Generation HokkeSaburoNobufusa.

    松山町の歴史を知ることができます。フランク永井さんはこの地の出身だそうでレコードなどがたくさんあります。入館料は210円かかります。

  • Toyoma Kaikokan Samurai Museum
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    Miyagi Tome-shi Toyomamachi Teraike Sakurakoji 72-6
    A museum in TeraikeSakurakoji, Toyoma Town, Tome City. The museum was a donation from industrialist Watanabe Masato, an honorary member of the town and director of development in the Tohoku region. The museum displays a variety of historical materials including cultural properties of the Tome-Date family from Watanabe Masato's personal collection.
  • Tome City History Museum
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Miyagi Tome-shi Hasamacho Sanuma Uchimachi 63-20
    "This museum is located in Sanuma Uchimachi, Hasama-cho, Tome City. The museum's theme is ""samurai culture and the lifestyles of the people"". It exhibits the history of the local people from the Jomon period onwards, as well as the lifestyles of the samurai and citizens during the time of the shogunate. There is also an event exhibition hall and a hall that displays the everyday tools and articles of people of the period, as well as the former Watari residence, which displays items that belonged to Takatane, the 9th head of the Watari family."

    登米市内、迫町にある小さな博物館。古い町並みなどが残る登米地区からは少し離れています(もともと登米郡迫町だったものが、平成の合併で登米市になった)。この周辺が、北上川の水運で栄え、またその洪水で苦しんできた歴史などがよくわかる展示がされています。

  • 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...

  • 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 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.
  • 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...

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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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