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Valley Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Naruko Gorge
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    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Hoshinuma
    This gorge was formed at the southern foot of Mt. Hanabuchi by the Oyagawa River. The sides are precipitous, with drops from 80 to100 meters high, and stretch for about three kilometers. The fall leaves here are a famous sight, and this is designated one of Miyagi Prefecture’s top sights. There’s a maintained walking trail stretching about 2.5 kilometers along the river, taking about an hour to walk, and offering a gorgeous view of not only the forest but also rock formations created by the river’s erosion. The Narukokyo Resthouse in particular offers a stunning view of the Obukazawa Bridge contrasted against the leaves.
  • Rairaikyo Gorge
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    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Akiumachiyumoto
    This ravine is along the Natori River in Yumoto, Akiu-machi, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City. It continues for approximately one kilometer, with Akiu Onsen's Nozoki Bridge near the center. Pathways provide access to the ravine's natural scenery, including waterfalls and distinctive rock formations cut by the river rapids adorned with the fresh green leaves of spring or the autumn's colorful foliage.
  • Prefectural Nature Park Futakuchi Gorge
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Akiumachi
    This gorge lies along the Natori River in Baba, Akiu-machi, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City. Visitors can walk around in the lush natural setting of the prefectural nature park while admiring such sights as Banji Rock a cliff face that stretches for three kilometers along the river. This park is adjacent to Akiu Otaki, a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty.
  • Hekigyoku Stream
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    Miyagi Shiroishi-shi Obara
    This stream is a scenic area in Obara, Shiroishi City. The gorge lies along the Shiroishikawa River, which flows through the Obara Hot Spring Village. Visitors can admire the beautiful scenic tapestries woven by the fresh greenery in the spring, the autumn leaves in the fall, and the snow in the winter. The name Hekigyoku, which means “blue jewel,” was bestowed by the early twentieth century author Tokutomi Soho, based on a passage in a Chinese poem.
  • Kinmeisui
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    Miyagi Pref. Kuriharashi Kurikomanumakura KoEi in land
  • Okunikkawa Valley
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    Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku
  • Kita Taro Valley
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    Miyagi Shibata-gun Kawasakimachi
  • Sumikawa Valley
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    Miyagi Katta-gun Zaomachi
  • Nigorigawa Valley
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    Miyagi Shibata-gun Kawasakimachi
  • Hanayama Valley
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    Miyagi Kurihara-shi
  • Jigokudani
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi
  • Sagakei
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    Miyagi Higashimatsushima-shi
  • Jigokudani Walkway
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    Miyagi Osaki-shi

Miyagi Main Areas

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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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