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  • Sendai City Museum
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    4.0
    133 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.

    We found Sendai a fascinating city with a very different character to the others we have visited in Japan. This museum gave many insights into the development of Sendai and the effect of the Date...

  • Japan Kokeshi Museum
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    4.0
    32 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 visitor's center, so you can ride both...

  • Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Kan
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    4.0
    28 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 Astronomical Observatory
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    4.5
    35 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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    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.
  • Tohoku History Museum
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    4.0
    44 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 Tohoku's history.

  • Onagawa Nuclear Power Public Relations Center
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    Miyagi Pref. Oshikagunonagawachou Tsukahama Maeda 123
    This facility is approximately 25 minutes by car from Onagawa Town. It is located near the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant and introduces the process of nuclear power generation through models and images in an easily accessible way. It also presents a detailed exhibition about nuclear power and its perception in society through panel displays and video based on the aftermath of the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Their Sweet Garden on the premises has 70 varieties of roses, and they hold a rose garden fair from early summer to fall. This facility lets visitors see, feel, and learn while enjoying themselves.
  • Sant Juan Bautista Museum
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    Miyagi Pref. Ishinomakishi Watanoha Omori 30-2
    This museum is located about five minutes by car from JR Watanoha Station. The San Juan Bautista was a galleon ship that went back and forth across the Pacific Ocean in the 1600s. A replica of it is moored here, and visitors learn about the achievements of the Keicho Envoy and sailing culture during the Age of Discovery. The design of the adjacent San Juan Park is based on an Italian plaza the Keicho Envoy's Hasekura Tsunenaga might have seen, and it hosts outdoor events. *Due to restoration work, the ship is currently closed to tours.
  • 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.
  • Tenpyou Romankan Museum
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    4.0
    5 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.

    いつも混んでいる。何回も一日に手にスタンプを押せば入れる。二階がお風呂になっている。お風呂は広くいい感じ。寝湯と打たせ湯もちゃんとある。休憩所が年配者がたくさんいた。残念なのは、売店が高い。ソフトクリームも粒子が荒くいまいち。食べ物が持ち込み禁止だけど、食べ物高い。ソフトクリームにはなんだかがっかりした。おにぎりやのりまきも完売していたし。なかに食堂はありました。

  • 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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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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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.

    角田駅から徒歩15分。入館料は320円。 敷地内にはH-Ⅱロケットの実物大模型が聳え立っている。館内にはロケットエンジンの実物なども展示されているが、内容的には子供向けである。大人だけの場合は、外からロケットの模型を見学するだけで充分かもしれない。

  • Sendai City Tomizawa Site Museum
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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.
  • Shiroishi Castle History Museum
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    4.0
    8 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.

    2階の展示が無料だったので足を運びました。片倉家にまつわる資料、白石近辺の資料が多かったです。平日に行きましたがそこまで混雑はしていませんでした。1階には食堂もあり、昼ご飯も食べることができます。

  • 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
    10 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.

    道の駅村田の隣にあるきれいな建物です。町の図書館が併設されているようです。地味な存在なのか人がほとんどいませんでした。無料で蔵の町並みのことを知ることができるので気軽に立ち寄れます。

  • Sendai Tram Museum
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    4.0
    14 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.

    住宅街の中にある。地下鉄の車両基地に入る坂を登って守衛室の直前を左に曲がって入る。市電3両と関連機器が展示されている。地下鉄の電光掲示版も触れる状態で展示されている。東京メトロの博物館や、他の私鉄の博物館のように、車掌さん気分でドアの開閉ができたり、シミュレータがあったりするわけでなく、動態展示なぞ当然に無く、地味で小さな博物館だが、無料で現在の仙台の街と照らし合わせてノスタルジーに浸るには良い施...

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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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