Culture / Tour Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Tohoku History Museum
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    4.0
    50 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
    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.

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

    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...

  • Zao Town Traditional Industry Hall (Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Hall)
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
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    Miyagi Katta-gun Zao Machi Togatta Onsen Shinchi Nishi Urayama 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

  • Sant Juan Bautista Museum
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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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.

    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...

  • 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!

  • Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium
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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.
  • Sendai Tram Museum
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    3.5
    16 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.

    病院の帰りに仙台市電保存館に寄ってきました。地下鉄の車両基地内にあるため、入口が分かりづらく、なかなか辿りつけませんでした。事前リサーチをしておくことが必要だと思います。

  • Sendai City Wild Plants Garden
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    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.

    その時期の見ごろのお花をパネル展示してあったり丁寧な仕事をされている植物園です。豆子蜂(人を刺したりしないとても小さな蜂)の家の展示があったり楽しめる場所です。

  • Izumi Botanical Garden
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Izumi-ku Fukuoka Red under
    This botanical garden at Mt. Izumigadake has a variety of flowers that you can enjoy depending on the season. These include rhododendrons in spring, Montbretia in summer, and sage flowers in the fall. There are a number of trails that visitors can wander, taking in wild grasses and flowers growing together in their marshland or mountain habitats. The Nanakita Dam is visible from part of the garden. There is also a cafe and a variety shop where you can take a break if you get tired.

    Tertarik dengan brosur Batanical Garden yg ada di hotel jd tertarik utk berkunjung. Udara segar di tengah tanaman beraneka ragam, cukup bisa menikmati cuma tidak ada yg istimewa disini. Terdapat...

  • Tohoku University Botanical Gardens
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    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!

  • Onagawa Nuclear Power Public Relations Center
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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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.

    女川町にある原子力発電の啓発センターです。模型やパネル、映像から原子力の仕組みをしっかり学ぶことができました。

  • Shiroishi Castle History Museum
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    3.5
    10 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.

    宮城野・信夫の仇討ちは、知らなかったので、よかったです。主役2人の女優さんの迫力の演技がよかったです。片倉家の殿様や仙台藩主が、農民の仇討ちを認めた懐の太さをかんじられました。由井正雪も、興味がわきました。

  • Murata Town Rekishi Miraikan
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    3.5
    11 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。

  • The Museum Matsushima
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Miyagi Miyagi-gun Matsushimamachi Matsushima Fugendo 33-3
    This museum in Fugendo, Matsushima, Matsushima Town, Miyagi Countyfeatures three collections. The first is a collection of music boxes conveyed from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The second is a toy collection provided by Kitahara Teruhisa, a well-known toy collector. The third is a collection of tailored luxury clothing from the Golden Age of Haute Couture. The museum also features a cafe that serves light meals as well as a museum shop.

    The museum is rather small but quite lovely and holds a collection of orgels mostly from Belgium, France, and Germany. They also have a 25 minute show where a young lady plays the main orgels. In...

  • 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。

  • The Miyagi Museum of Art
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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.

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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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