Museum / Science Museum Spots in Miyagi Area

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • 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.
  • 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。

  • Matsuyama Sake Museum / Jizake-ya-Hana-no-Kura
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    4.5
    2 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.

    東北の酒、というよりも、全国区ブランドにもなっている宮城の地酒「一ノ蔵」が運営している、酒造ミュージアムです。酒造りの用紙や、製品の数々を展示してあり、酒好きの私にはたまりませんでした。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Osaki City Office Former Yubikan
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi Iwadeyama Kamikawaramachi 6

    伊達家の家臣子弟の学問所となった建物で、学問所建築では日本最古です 伊達家の家臣、伊達家当主が時折講義に臨むための場所「御改所」は現在までその姿を伝えています 秋は見事な紅葉が広がる庭園です

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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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