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  • Izunuma-Uchinuma Sanctuary Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Tomeshi Hasamachounitta Shin Maenuma 254
    This environmental education facility is in Shinmaenuma, Nitta, Hasama-cho, Tome City. Adjacent to Lake Izunuma-Uchinuma, it's registered with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. They have an aquarium with wetland aquatic life, photographs and panel displays on the environment, and other displays with items like antique fishing gear. The observation hall has a view of the Lake Izunuma waterfront.
  • Miyagi Prefectural Izunuma-Uchinuma Sanctuary Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kurihara-shi Wakayanagi Kamihataoka Shikimi 17-2
    A 15 minute drive from the Tsukidate interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. Situated on the north shore of Lake Izunuma, known as a mecca for migratory birds, this center contains information and exhibits on wild birds and other area wildlife, introducing the natural abundance and rich cultural and social environment of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands-designated Lake Izunuma and Lake Uchinuma. Exhibit tables in the shape of Lake Izunuma and Lake Uchinuma placed on top of a giant 16 meter in diameter aerial photo of the area make it fun to learn about the wildlife of the marshlands. There are live observation cameras and field scopes in the viewing lounge on the second floor.
  • Sendai Literature Museum
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Kitane 2-7-1
    This museum displays for public viewing and preserves for generations to come the collections and related works of writers from the local Miyagi and Sendai regions. The first floor is the entrance hall, and the second floor has an information corner, a children’s book room in which they can freely look at picture books and materials. The permanent exhibit is on the third floor and displays literary works, mementos, notes, and pieces in the handwriting of various writers from the region, such as Inoue Hisashi, Kumagaya Tatsuya, and Isaka Kotaro. Workshops on tanka poetry or literature are hosted from time to time as well.

    仙台駅からバスで15分歩いて1時間位掛かります。丁度井上ひさしの劇列車と言う企画展を観て来ました。仙台に関わる作家が如何に多いか理解できました。静かな静かな場所。

  • Misato Town Museum of Modern Literature
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Toda-gun Misatomachi
    This museum of literature is located in Machie, Kitaura, Misato Town, Toda District. In addition to loaning out books as the Kogota Library, the museum also holds monthly themed book exhibits for both adults and children. It also includes the Chiba Kameo Memorial Literature Room, which features a permanent collection of personal effects and other exhibits related to Chiba Kameo, a journalist who grew up in the town.
  • Kakuda Homeland History Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kakuda-shi Kakuda Machi 17
    This history museum is located Kakuda-machi, Kakuda City. It is situated inside of a mansion built by one of the area’s most prominent landowning families over the course of the Meiji and Taisho periods. The museum’s exhibits include archeological and historical materials pertaining to the region’s history and folk culture. Starting in mid-February each year, the museum exhibits hina dolls believed to have belonged to Muuhime, the second daughter of Date Masamune. She is said to have brought the dolls with her when she married into the Kakuda Ishikawa family.

    見学のメインになる家屋は三代続いた氏家丈吉さんの邸宅です。先代の没後に跡取りが父と同じ名前を名乗ったんだとか。その話を聞いただけで名家であることがわかりました。当時としては珍しい写真も残っていたりして保存状態がよかったです。見学は無料なのに説明してもらえました。

  • Shichigahama Historical Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Miyagi-gun Shichigahama Machi Sakaiyama 2-1-12
    This historical museum adjacent to the Daigigakoi Shell Mound, a government-designated historical site, is located in 2-Chome Sakaiyama, Shichigahama Town, Miyagi County. It exhibits items including artifacts excavated from more than 40 archeological sites in Shichigahama including the Daigigakoi Shell Mound as well as folk materials such as old fishing and agriculture implements.
  • Murata Town Rekishi Miraikan
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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。

  • Sendai City Museum of History and Folklore
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Miyagino-ku Gorin 1-3-7 Tsutsujigaoka Park Nai
    This museum is located inside Tsutsujigaoka Park in Gorin 1-Chome, Miyagino Ward, Sendai City. The museum was built inside the former barracks of the old Fourth Infantry Regimentof the Japanese Imperial Army’s Second Division. It features three permanent exhibits on the themes of agriculture and the lives of farmers in the Sendai region, the lives of people in Sendai’s urban areas, and the lives of the soldiers of the old Fourth Infantry Regiment, respectively. The museum also features a permanent exhibit on disaster-affected regions and holds special exhibits. There is also a hands-on learning room where visitors can play with toys from yesteryear.

    If you pay the money to see the museum you can go to the childrens area on your way out. It is filled with things to discover for children of all ages. You can try on costumes and play with toys...

  • Shounkaku
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi Furukawafukunuma 1-2-2
    This Japanese-style building is located inside Arao Park, in 1-chome, Furukawa-fukunuma, Osaki City. The building has an authentic tea garden with a tea room called Ryuka-an,a study room and so on. There is also a Ryurei table seating style tea room, where customers can enjoy matcha with sweets.
  • Kura no Shiryokan
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Tome-shi Toyomamachi Teraike Mikkamachi 22
    A museum in TeraikeMikkamachi, Toyoma Town, Tome City. The museum is part of the Ebiki brewery which first opened in 1833 and produces miso, soy sauce, and sake. The building, a registered Tangible Cultural Property of Japan, was formerly used to store sake and now has materials including sake making tools on display. The adjacent former soy sauce storehouse is used as a rental hall or as a restaurant for group events.
  • Keisatsu Shiryokan
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Miyagi Tome-shi Toyomamachi Teraike Nakamachi 3
    A museum in TeraikeNakamachi, Toyoma Town, Tome City. It's located in the former Tome Police Station built in 1889 and specializes in police-related exhibitions. Meiji period police cells have been reconstructed from foundations discovered during building reconstruction and an attached scout tower built at the same time as the building has been designated as a Tangible Cultural Property of the Prefecture.

    山添喜三郎氏が設計したもので、明治の事務所建築としては珍しいものらしいです。木造の二階建て、白いペンキの寄棟の瓦葺きです。玄関屋根下の白壁には金色の警察紋章が輝いており、貴賓も感じられます。建家内は、明治の警察官の制服や留置場などがあり、興味深いところでした。

  • Satohama Kaizuka (The Historical Village of Jomon Village Oku-Matsushima)
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Higashimatsushima-shi Miyato Sato 81-18
    On Miyato Island, the largest island in Matsushima Bay, is the SatohamaKaizuka, a registered natural historic site, which is the site of one of Japan's most prominent historical villages and shell heaps dating back to the early Jomon period to mid-Yayoi period. In the Oku-Matsushima Jomon Village History Museum, located near the shell mound, has exhibits teaching about the Jomon period as well as an exchange hall for hands on learning and a courtyard art museum. Connected to the museum is the SatohamaJomon no Sato Historical Park.
  • Shiroishi Storehouse of Dolls
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Shiroishi-shi Johokucho 4-18
    A showroom in Johoku Town, Shiroishi City. The Dear Cheap Sweets Floor resembles an old-fashioned sweets shop and has retro goods on display while the Postwar Storehouse Floor shows what life was like during World War 2. In the annex building they have a display on Ichimatsu Dolls and special themed exhibitions.

    I found the entire experience interesting. Nice people there, too! Though, Im not sure if they liked me much, as I overheard the word 馬鹿 often.. Or maybe it was just me.

  • Toyoma Jinjo Elementary School Building
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Tomeshi Toyomamachiteraike Sakurakouji 6
    A history museum located in the Tome-cho neighborhood of Tome City, known as Miyagi Prefecture's Meiji Village due to its many historical buildings. The museum conveys what education was like for a typical Japanese school student from the Meiji to the Taisho periods. The building itself was a real elementary school building in 1888. The school was designed by Kisaburo Yamazoe, the first Japanese person to travel to the west to study architecture. Inside, real desks and chairs from the school's heyday as well as life-sized mannequins show what schooling looked like at the time.
  • Michinoku Date Masamune Historical Museum
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Miyagigunmatsushimamachi Matsushima Fugendou 13-13
    A history museum dedicated to the samurai Date Masamune. The museum's entrance, modeled after the Date clan crest, draws the eye. One of the museum's biggest draws is its lifelike wax models depicting epic moments from Date Masamune's life. Amazingly, Masamune's face as it appears in the museum's exhibits was reconstructed based on the remains of the samurai exhumed during work to rebuild the Date clan mausoleum. Visitors can also try on samurai armor and take a commemorative photo. In the museum cafe, you can enjoy sweets made with zunda mashed boiled green soybeans or a Masamune Parfait topped with a crescent moon-shaped cookie.

    If you are a Date Masamune fan then you must visit I loved Sengoku Basara and this is the place to visit to learn his life plus aftermath There are also statues that are important to people of...

  • Akiu Sato Center
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Akiumachiyumoto Teradahara 40-7
    A complex which includes convenient facilities as well as a tourist information center for visitors to the Akiu Onsen hot spring resort area. The complex is free to enter and open year round. In addition to free Wi-Fi, the complex has coin lockers, offers seasonal and Sunday bicycle rentals, and has a free hot spring footbath. The complex has an exhibition area and the Akiu Electric Railway diorama is a must-see for railway fanatics. The complex is also a popular destination for families with children. There are also exhibits containing Akiu crafts and visitors can find maps of Akiu Town noting hotel and sightseeing spot locations. The complex conducts a craft making class every Sunday and frequently holds many other events as well.

    Missed the bus returning to Sendai so we spent an hour in this place. Friendly staff, informative video on the cultural history of Sendai. Beside the Tourist Centre is a cafe, washrooms, a function...

  • Kurano Kyoudokan Sairi Yashiki
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Igugunmarumorimachi Machinishi 25
    A museum which conducts a variety of special exhibitions throughout the year. The structure, an old fashioned Japanese estate and kura warehouse, once belonged to Saito Risuke, a wealthy merchant which traded in a wide array of goods from the late Edo period to the early Showa period. The residence and personal effects of Saito were donated to the town, and the town government turned the facility into a museum open to the general public. In 2010, the facility was designated a National Tangible Cultural Property. The museum displays period artwork and also holds exhibits in line with key events such as the Sairi no Hina Matsuri doll festival, the Boy's Day celebration, and the New Year's Day of Sairi. In addition, the museum periodically holds workshops on making silk washi paper and other crafts.

    1階が土産物店になっている倉の2階が喫茶店になっています。 椅子席だけですが、木調の落ち着いた雰囲気でゆっくり出来ます。 値段も適当で、お勧め出来ます。

  • Kakuda Space Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Kakudashi Kimigaya Koganesawa 1
    This Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency research facility in Kakuda City, Miyagi Prefecture is 25 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway's Murata and Shiroishi Interchanges. They carry out research on and development of engines for use in rockets carrying satellites into space. Experimental rocket engines and models of rockets used over the years are can be viewed up close in their Space Development Exhibition Room, providing an easily accessible introduction to their activities. They also have vending machines with items related to JAXA and space. Reservations are not required.
  • Karakuwa Peninsula Visitors Center / Experiencing Tsunami House
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Kesennumashi Karakuwachousakihama 4-3
    This experience facility at the tip of Karakuwa Peninsula provides visitors with an accessible introduction to the environment and culture of the area through photos, video and more. The center's main draw is its Tsunami Museum. Built after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, it creates a simulated tsunami experience through images, sound, vibration, and simulated wind. It also displays numerous photographs and video taken by local residents in the aftermath of the disaster.
  • Kurihara Sanno Archaeological
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kurihara-shi

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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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