Sightseeing Spot Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Matsushima
    Travel / Tourism
    Matsushima cho Miyagi-gun, Miyagi prefecture
    "The name Matsushima, considered one of Japan’s top three sights, refers to the over 260 small islands clustered around Matsushima bay. This scenery was immortalized by famed poet Matsuo Basho in his haiku “Matsushima ah!/A-ah, Matsushima, ah!/Matsushima, ah!"". The area is also famous for moon viewing parties, and there are countless accounts in books of the moonlight scenery. There are many sightseeing cruises around the bay, letting visitors get a closer look at the islands. There are special cruises during events such as the Matsushima Toro Nagashi fireworks festival in August."
  • Hitome Senbonzakura
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    Miyagi Pref. Shibatagunogawaramachi Oya Suehiro District (Shiraishikawa Park)
    This popular cherry blossom viewing spot north of Funaoka Castle Park is about three minutes on foot from both Ogawara Station and Funaoka Station. It's one of the Tohoku region's premier places to take in the springtime scenery, and 300,000 tourists from around the nation descend on the park every year between early and mid-April when the roughly 1,200 Yoshino cherry trees along the Shiraishi River are at their spectacular peak. The Ogawara Cherry Blossom Festival coincides with the season, featuring boat trips to view the blossoms from late morning until evening, and the illuminated trees at night. The still snow-capped peaks of the Zao Mountains make a great backdrop to the trees in bloom.
  • Shiroyama Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Todagunwakuyachou Wakuya Shimochou 3-2
    A 10 minute walk from JR Wakuya Station. This park is situated on the site of a residence on a small hill which belonged to the Wakuya Date clan. There's a history museum built like a castle tower which contains around 1,000 cultural properties with a focus on the Wakuya Date clan as well as items related to the history of the town and local folk culture. One of the original turrets, the Taikodo, still stands nearby and is the only original fortification structure found in the prefecture. The park is a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing, and in the spring 120 year old weeping cherry, Yoshino cherries, hill cherries, and Sato-zakura cherries come into bloom. A cherry blossom festival is held at the park in mid-April.
  • 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.
  • Kagoboyama's 1,000 Cherry Trees
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Osaki-shi
    Kagoboyama, a224 meter high mountain situated on the southeast side of Osaki City, is a renowned destination for viewing cherry blossoms. During the blooming season in spring, visitors can enjoy a landscape consisting of around 2,000 cherry trees covered with flowers, and many locals and tourists come here to take in the sight. The Kagobo Cherry Blossom Festival is held for a roughly month long period from early April until May 6, and during this time the trees are lit up at night. Another plus is that visitors can see not just the cherry blossoms but also the surrounding area, including Sendai City and Ishinomaki City, from the top of the mountain. There's also an observatory and restaurant found here.
  • Taga Castle Government Office Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Tagajoushi Ichikawa Joumae
    These ruins are situated just a 15-minute walk from the Kokufu-Tagajo Station on the JR Tohoku Main Line. This was the center of government for the Tohoku region of Japan during the Nara-Heian Era. Along with the former Heijoykyo ruins in Nara Prefecture, the Dazaifu ruins in Fukuoka Prefecture, this historic landmark is one of the nationally designated three great historic sites in Japan. The Taga Castle government offices, formerly the heart of the Taga Castle, are the site of important administration and ritual rites. The cherry blooming in the spring at these ruins is a beautiful site to see, and is a little known spot for cherry blossom viewing. The two ancient trees in the center of the ruins in front of the main temple are so artistic and bring a sense of tranquility to this site.
  • Tamanokihara Skunk Cabbage Colony
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Katta-gun Shichikashukumachi Kanikawa
    This skunk cabbage colony is located along the Michinoku Fairy Tale Road in Kanikawa, Shichikashuku Town, Katta County. Some 100,000 skunk cabbage plants grow en masse over about 3. 5 hectares. Visitors can see the beautiful white flowers in bloom from mid-April to early May.
  • Ichihasama Sannoshiseki Park Ayame Gardens
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kurihara-shi
    This botanical garden is located in Sanno Historic Park, in Ichihasamamasaka, Kurihara City. The gardens cover approximately 13,000 square meters of land, with 220,000 flowers of around 300 different varieties, including iris sanguinea, iris laevigata and iris ensata. The Sanno Historic Park Iris Festival and various other events are held every year from mid-June to early July.
  • 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.
  • Tsutsumi Ume Danchi (Plum Trees)
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    Miyagi Shibata-gun Ogawaramachi Tsutsumi
    This place famous for its plum blossoms is located in Tsutsumi, Ogawara Town, Shibata County. Around 3,000 flowering plum trees of numerous varieties were planted on around six hectares of reclaimed mountain land during the pre-war period. The Ogawara District has long been famous for its plum blossoms, earning the nickname “Umegaeso.” The Ogawara Plum Festival is held in the area every June.
  • Samurai Residence Shunrantei
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Tome-shi Toyomamachi Teraike Sakurakoji 79
    A resting area in TeraikeSakurakoji, Toyoma Town, Tome City along the Maekoji Road. It's located in a preserved former samurai residence built when the area prospered as a castle town. In the attached tea house area you can try Shunran Tea made with salted orchid flowers.
  • Teshiroginuma Pond
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Kakudashi Takakura Teshirogi In the ground
    Teshiroginuma Pond is located 650 meters north of National Route 113 in Takakura, Kakuda City, Miyagi Prefecture. The pond was made about 300 years ago to hold water for agricultural use. Cherry trees bloom along its edge in the spring and in winter swans fly in to pass the season. In summer it's well known for the lotuses that cover the pond with their blossoms, although currently they aren't blooming due to factors inhibiting their growth. Some of the lotuses were transplanted to suitable areas nearby, and you can still see them blooming in all their summertime splendor in fallow rice fields to the south of the pond.
  • Hirosegawa River
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi ken Sendai-shi Aoba-ku
    The Hirosegawa River flows through Sendai City. It is a tributary of the Natori River and has a water vein near the Sekiyama Pass in the Ou Mountain Range. It featured in the 1978 hit single Aobajo Koi Uta and is known as a symbol of Sendai City. To protect the river's natural environment, every spring there's a cleaning event along the river called the 10,000 Member Hirosegawa River Project. The river is decorated with legions of carp streamers for the Golden Week Holiday, and their Hirose River at Play event is held annually, with various activities such as boat rides and bottle rocket launching.
  • Naruko Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Iwabuchi In the ground
    This concrete gravity-arch dam built in 1957 is about seven minutes by taxi from JR Naruko-Onsen Station. It's on the Eai River, part of the Kitakami River's water basin, and is managed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Naruko Onsen and its village are downstream, and the close proximity of the station makes it easy to get to. Its reservoir, Arao Lake, is part of Kurikoma Quasi-National Park and in 2016 was recognized as a Japan Society of Civil Engineers Public Works Heritage site. Photographers and dam enthusiasts visit in droves for the three-day period over the Golden Week holiday when accumulated snowmelt water is released in what they call the Sudare Discharge.
  • Shibatamachi Tourist Product Community Center
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    Miyagi Shibata-gun Shibatamachi Funaoka Tateyama 95-1


  • Miyagi Matsushima Rikyu
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Miyagi-gun Matsushimamachi Matsushima Namiuchi Hama 18
  • Onagawa Minato
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Oshika-gun Onagawacho
  • Okura Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Okura Takabatake 34-12
  • Ojikagobansho Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Ishinomakishi Ayukawahama Kurosaki
  • Hakkeijima
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Ishinomaki-shi Ogatsucho Naburi Hakkeijima

Miyagi 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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