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  • Zuihoden Mausoleum
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Otamayashita 23-2
    Zuihoden, the mausoleum of Date Masamune who died in 1636 at the age of 70, was built at his request. It consists of the main shrine, hall of worship, place of mercy, and Nirvana gate, conveying to the present the characteristics of luxurious and elegant Momoyama culture. Although it was designated as a National Treasure in 1937, it was destroyed by fire during the war in 1945. It was rebuilt in 1979, and large renovation works were carried out in 2001, and the beautiful colors were restored.

    We walked from the station. Its quite a sight when one climbs up between the tall trees. Inspiring when one reads the history.

  • Sendai City Jomon Site Park
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Yamadauenodaichou 10-1
    Four kilometers from the Tohoku Expressway Sendai-minami interchange on National Route 286 traveling towards downtown Sendai City. This facility, dedicated to providing visitors with the opportunity to come in contact with and experience Jomon culture, was built to conserve and utilize the Yamadauenodai Jomon period archeological site. There are recreations of the grove, village square, storage pits, and pit dwellings which existed at this vast Jomon period village some 4,000 years ago, reproducing the village and surrounding environment as it once looked. Fun Jomon period classes such as pottery and stone tool creation, fire making, and magatama comma-shaped jewelry making are held in the village square. A variety of events are also held here such as recreations of Jomon period festivals.

    A wonderful museum for anyone interested in Jomon history. Its especially good for children as they have so many stone age crafts to try for young children. We made a clay wild boar for ¥100. You can...

  • Taga Castle Government Office Ruins
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    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.
  • Furisode Jizo
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    Miyagi Katta-gun Shichikashukumachi Nametsu
    This jizo (Kshitigarbha) statue is located the Michinoku Fairy Tale Road in Nametsu, Shichikashuku Town, Katta County. Legend has it that it was erected by a lord of the Akita Domain in the memory of a beautiful local girl who had stolen his heart while he traveled through the area on his way to Edo but tragically passed away before they could meet again. Its name comes from its characteristic form, which depicts the Kshitigarbha as wearing a furisode (long-sleeved kimono).
  • Daikokuten
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    Miyagi Katta-gun Zaomachi
    This is located at an altitude of 1,432 meters along the Zao Ecoline Road in the Kuraisihidake National Forest, ToogattaOnsen, Zao Town, Katta County. The god Daikokuten is venerated in the form of a small statue, amid a group of stone plaques. It is also the entrance to the climbing route that leads to the summit of Mt. Katta.
  • Grave of Hayashi Shihe
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Shiheimachi 19-5
    This grave is located on the grounds of Ryuunin Temple in Shihei-machi, Aoba Ward, Sendai City. It is the final resting place of military scholar Hayashi Shihei. Hayashi was imprisoned by the Tokugawa Shogunate after penning “Kaikoku Heidan,” which advocated for a stronger national defense. The grave has also been designated as a National Historical Site.
  • Tagajo Castle Temple Ruins
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    Miyagi Tagajo-shi Takasaki
    A historical site in Takasaki 3 Chome, Tagajo City. It's maintained as a historical park housing the remains of a temple that was constructed at the same time as Tagajo Castle. Based on archealogical finds from the area there's a high possibility that the temple was called Kanzeon-ji Temple and the layout of the temple was very similar to that of the Kanzeon-ji Temple in Dazaifu.
  • Tagajo Castle Monument
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    Miyagi Tagajo-shi Ichikawa Taya Ba
    A stone monument in Ichikawa Tayaba, Tagajo City. It dates back to the Nara period and is escribed with information about the founding of Tagajo Castle including its distance from Nara, the capital city at the time. The monument is the origin of the Tsubo no Ishibumi phrase that can be found in classical poetry and was mentioned by famous poet Matsuo Basho in his Oku no Hosomichi travel account.
  • Miyazawa Site
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi Furukawa Miyazawa Atagoyama
    A historical site in FurukawamiyazawaAtagoyama, Osaki City. The expansive grounds cover 1400 meters east to west and 850 meters north to south and include the historical remains of a castle fence that stood from the Nara period to the Heian period as well as a governmental office called Kanga. It was discovered during the excavation for the construction of the Tohoku Expressway and has been designated as a national historic site. The Atagoyama region is maintained as a historic park.
  • Sumaru Yashiki
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    Miyagi Shiroishi-shi Nakamachi 48-5
    A merchant house located in the center of town. Construction lasted from the mid-Meiji period to the Taisho period. The storehouse, main building, and treasury all give the appearance of the style of the wealthy Edo-Tokyo style merchant class and throughout the country there aren't many manors like this that are still so well preserved. The building is highly regarded as a very valuable cultural heritage. As you pass through the main gate, you'll find a garden of carefully maintained seasonal trees and vegetation and will feel as if you've traveled back in time to the good old days of the Meiji or Taisho periods. The property is currently a rental space and is used for a variety of genres of events including Rakugo comic storytelling, plays, small live music events, and photo exhibitions.
  • Hikoro no Sato
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    Miyagi Motoyoshi-gun Minamisanrikucho
    This village is filled with memories of the prosperity of the Iriya area, which flourished due to its silk production and was the origin of the Sendai Domain's sericulture. There is also the Silk Hall, which displays materials relating to sericulture, with the residence of the Sudo family, also the head of the old Iriya Village, as its main focus, and the Bakkari Tea House, which serves meals made with locally grown vegetables. The main building of the Matsukasa Residence, (the Sudo Residence) is an extremely valuable building that was constructed in the late Edo period as a residence for goshi (rural samurai) and retainers. Agricultural tools, hanging scrolls and other items of the time are displayed just inside, after the Japanese-style step entrance. The Bakkari tea house in a Japanese style room with a tokonoma alcove that used to be a tea room, and its most popular menu item is hikoro-zen, which is made with an abundance of ingredients from the mountain valley village.
  • Raijinyama Kofun (Burial Mound)
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    Miyagi Natori-shi Uematsu Yama Medeshimaazukishima Katahirayama
    An ancient burial mound built on the eastern tip of the Medashima Hill spreading over central Natori City. The keyhole shaped tomb is the largest in the Tohoku region and is a three-level design with a 168-meter-long axis, a 96-meter-long rear circular section, and a height of 12 meters. It's assumed to have been built in the late 4th century/early 5th century and based on size and excavated articles is thought to have been the tomb of the head of a powerful clan who ruled over a wide area. It is now kept as a historical park and a large number of cherry trees are planted over the area making this a well-known spot for cherry-blossom viewing.
  • Gadogama
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    Miyagi Pref. Shibatagunmuratamachi Koizumi Kampuzawa 42
  • Kahonkoboaruko
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    Miyagi Pref. Ishinomakishi Tachimachi 1-2-17
  • Sa To no Wa
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi Narukonsen Washinosu 84-1-202
  • Atelier Kaze Mai
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Ichibancho 1-8-10
  • Kumperushokunotaiken Class
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    Miyagi Pref. Tomeshi Hasamachounitta
  • Kesennuma Oshima tourism organizations
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    Miyagi Pref. Kesennumashi Uranohama 108-11
  • Tombodamasassakobo
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Miyagino-ku Shinden 1-11-1
  • Glass Workshop Kirlo
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    Miyagi Pref. Shibatagunmuratamachi Ashitate Urushibou 82

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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