Spots in Miyagi Area

  • Akiu Great Falls
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Taihaku-ku Akiumachibaba Otaki
    Numbered among Japan’s three most famous waterfalls, Akiu Great Falls is an impressive waterfall six meters across and 55 meters high. A pedestrian path along the river brings visitors close to the falls, where they can hear the roar of the water and feel the white mist produced as they view the impressive sight of powerful torrents falling from the cliff. In autumn, the Akiu Great Falls forms a beautiful scenery with the background of colored maple leaves, which attracts many visitors as well.
  • Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Miyagino-ku Nakano 4-6
    Located in Takasago Chuo Park one kilometer from Sendai Port, Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium has 100 aquarium exhibits. The aquarium’s centerpiece is a giant aquarium recreating the sea of Sanriku, and the aquarium raises some 25 thousand creatures spanning 50 species. The Umino-Mori Stadium on the second floor is one of the largest such facilities in Tohoku and seats around 1,000 people. One of the unique features about this stadium is its lack of an acrylic divider between the audience and the performers. During a show, visitors can view vibrant dolphin and sea lion performances up close.
  • Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Sendai-shi Taihaku-ku Moniwa Matsuba 1-2
    "A 15-minute drive from the Sendai-minami interchange and a 20-minute drive from the Sendai-Miyagi interchange. This art museum is also located right next to the ""Matsuba"" bus stop. As its name states, this museum displays kaleidoscopes and also holds kaleidoscope making classes. The museum displays a wide array of kaleidoscopes, from huge kaleidoscopes to antique examples to kaleidoscopes made by modern artists. Some of the museum's kaleidoscopes can also be used to take pictures. The museum's short kaleidoscope making classes are fun, easy, and take just 10 to 30 minutes. The museum shop sells inexpensively priced kaleidoscopes to true kaleidoscope masterpieces."

    This is worth the trip from Sendai! We were impressed with the creativity and diversity of kaleidoscopes. Really an international collection! Great for adults with it without children!

  • Roadside Station Murata, Bussan Koryu Center
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyagi Pref. Shibatagunmuratamachi Murata Kitashionai 41
    A roadside station situated on National Route 14 in Murata Town, Shibata County, Miyagi Prefecture. The station building is modeled after an old-fashioned Japanese white-walled kura warehouse. Inside, the station has a corner selling local vegetables as well dishes made with broad beans, a local specialty product; rice; pottery; and more. The adjoining Restaurant Shiroyama serves beef tongue Hayashi rice, broad bean tempura zaru-udon noodles, and kaki-age broad bean udon noodles. The noodles made with broad beans and rice flour are particularly popular.

    用事の途中で道の駅村田に行ってきました。店内にはレストランや地域の物産が売っており、賑わってました。

  • Japan Kokeshi Museum
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Shitomae 74-2
    The origin of kokeshi wooden dolls is said to have been in Naruko towards the end of the Edo period (1804–1830) when they were made as hot spring souvenirs by woodworkers who carved bowls and trays and this is said to be the oldest production area for these dolls. The museum opened in 1975. It exhibits kokeshi offered up for the National Kokeshi Festival, presents the procedure for making the dolls, demonstrates the spinning lathe and has a wholesale shop that sells the highest number of kokeshi dolls in Naruko. It is around six minutes by car from JR Naruko Onsen Station.

    I walked to the museum from Naruko Onsen station, to enjoy the surrounding area, and returned by Kokeshi Taxi. The taxi stand is at the train station, as is the visitors center, so you can ride both...

  • Koganeyama-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    32 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Ishinomaki-shi Ayukawahama Kinkasan 5
    This shrine is located in Kinkasan, Ayukawahama, Ishinomaki City. The shrine was built in celebration of the discovery of the first gold mine in Japan in 749 in what is now Wakuya Town. The first gold mined there was then presented to the imperial court. The shrine, which stands on Mt. Kinkaoff the shores of the Oshika Peninsula, enshrines Kanayamahiko-no-kami and Kanayamahime-no-kami, the Shinto deities of gold. The shrine has also venerated the Buddhist deity Benzaiten ever since the age of syncretism of kami and buddhas. Many have come to worship Benzaiten as the deity of luck and economic fortune.

    During my husband went to visit the Kinkasan island , There are a lot of deer, I went shopping in ishinomaki near the river where there is a shop very close to manga museum where there is local food...

  • Sendai Forus
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Ichibanchou 3-11-15
    This is a shopping center in Ichibancho, Aoba Ward, Sendai City, a 15 minute walk from Sendai Station. It has easy access and is visited by many shoppers. The stylish eight story building with three underground floors houses many Sendai apparel-type shops and shops popular with young people. There are many fashionable restaurants and cafés, and the “Shiawase no Pancake” (Happy Pancake) shop, popular in Omotesando for light and fluffy pancakes, has opened its first restaurant in the Tohoku region here. “Sicilian rock salt caramel pancake” is an original dish only available at the Sendai store.
  • Rias Ark Museum of Art
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Kesennumashi Akaiwamakisawa 138-5
    This museum is in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture is a lifelong learning facility dedicated to creating a unique, regional culture through the development of permanent and planned projects. On the first floor they exhibit materials related to their own research conducted over a two-year period after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Visitors can observe about 500 items, including 203 photographs taken of the disaster site since March 11, 2011, 155 disaster related items, and 137 historical documents. The second floor features a permanent exhibition of history and folk culture, as well as a set of illustrated panels called the Ark Diary depicting the lives of local people and how they're supported by a rich food environment.

    Rias has an excellent exhibition (with an English guide book to translate all of the exhibitions Japanese captions) about the 2011 Great Eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami. The standing...

  • Zao Town Traditional Industry Hall (Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Hall)
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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

  • Roadside Station Mitakido
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyagi Pref. Tomeshi Touwachoumaiya Fukudaira 191-1
    Mitakido is a road station half way along the Sanriku Expressway that opened in 2017. In their sales corner they have an assortment of fresh and safe seasonal ingredients harvested locally, and their zunda soft serve ice cream comes recommended when you want to take a breather. The food court offers an array of choices like a set meal with Sendai steak. There is also a dog run and an event plaza.

    飲食もできますし、おにぎりや助六など買って車内で食べるものも多く売ってます。 三陸道のパーキングエリアを兼ねてるようです。

  • Roadside Station Joubon no Sato
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyagi Pref. Ishinomakishi Kofunakoshi Futagokitashimo 1-1
    A roadside station standing along National Route 45 close to the Kahoku interchange on the Sanriku Expressway. The station is adjoined by the Futago no Yu hot spring bath facility, and visitors can soothe away the fatigue of their journey here. The station's restaurant, Shiori, serves a popular buffet consisting of a variety of local specialty dishes. Manjuya-san, located at the entrance to the station's farm-fresh market, sells Chikuwa Sankyodai chikuwa fish paste skewers and the Ishimaki Oden Burger, which was developed in collaboration with the local Ishinomaki Senshu University.

    鯖漬け丼が美味しそうだったので入りました。鯖はしっかり処理されており臭みがなく甘く、酢飯との相性抜群でした! バイキング料理も美味しそうだったので、是非また来てみたいです。

  • Akiu Sato Center
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Umami Tasuke
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    4.0
    168 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Kokubunchou 2-11-11 One thousand Matsushima building 1F
    A renowned beef tongue Japanese-style barbecue restaurant located in Sendai City. Legend has it that the original owner was the first chef in Sendai to make beef tongue barbecue. The original owner believed that salt was the key to maximizing the flavor of beef tongue, and today the restaurant continues to flavor its beef tongue using only salt. Most of the restaurant's menu selections are accordingly simple and served with mugimeshi boiled barley and rice. The tail soup, made by slow-stewing beef tail, is a secret yet highly popular dish the restaurant serves. This hearty dish is sure to satisfy.

    Delicious food, fair prices - awesome place ! I recomend this place for a dinner with friends. Best beef in Sendai in my honest opinion....

  • Shotaro Ishinomori Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Tomeshi Nakadachouishinomori Town 132
    This memorial hall honors the achievements of Mr. Shotaro Ishinomori, a manga artist from Ishinomori Town, Tome County. His characters await visitors at the entrance and reception area, and in addition to his many works in the permanent exhibition area, there are figurines and a reproduction of his room in Tokiwaso where he lived in his younger days. They hold special exhibitions of manga and anime from various genres three or four times a year. The house where he spent his boyhood is just beside the museum, so you can visit them both together.

    石ノ森章太郎の出身地である登米市にある記念館。 企画展と常設展に分かれており、企画展では謎解きイベントをやっていました。大人でも難しいです。 常設展では、トキワ荘やマンガ界の重鎮からのメッセージや、萬画宣言など、石巻と比べてもひけをとりません。 連休中に訪問しましたが、ほどよい混み具合でした。

  • Tsutsujigaoka Tenmangu Shrine
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Miyagino-ku Tsutsujigaoka 105-3
    This shrine is a three-minute walk from the JR Senseki Line's Tsutsujigaoka Station. It honors Tenijn, a god of scholarship and the deified form of Sugawara no Michizane. Loved by the locals, every year during exam season it fills with students and their parents praying for success. There are a number of stone stele with haiku carved on them on the precincts, including one by Matsuo Basho. There's also a nade-ushi statue of a cow tied to a legend concerning Sugawara no Michizane. Lots of visitors come annually to see various flowers in bloom, like cherry blossoms, azaleas, and Sugawara no Michizane's beloved plum blossoms.

    各神社ではこの時期(6月末くらいまで)にちょうど、疫病退散を目的としてる「芽の輪くぐり」がとり行われている。感染対策もしっかりとされているので、疫病退治に神社へGO❗️

  • Izumi Botanical Garden
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Izumi-ku Fukuoka Red under
    This botanical garden at Mt. Izumigadake has a variety of flowers that you can enjoy depending on the season. These include rhododendrons in spring, Montbretia in summer, and sage flowers in the fall. There are a number of trails that visitors can wander, taking in wild grasses and flowers growing together in their marshland or mountain habitats. The Nanakita Dam is visible from part of the garden. There is also a cafe and a variety shop where you can take a break if you get tired.

    Tertarik dengan brosur Batanical Garden yg ada di hotel jd tertarik utk berkunjung. Udara segar di tengah tanaman beraneka ragam, cukup bisa menikmati cuma tidak ada yg istimewa disini. Terdapat...

  • Murakamiya Mochiten
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    4.5
    74 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Kitamemachi 2-38
    Located on Itsutsubashi-dori Avenue at the entrance to Tohoku University, Murakamiya Mochiten is a long-established mochi shop dating back to 1877. The “zunda mochi” which makes use of Tohoku’s famous “zunda” is popular. They continue a method of careful work unchanged since the founding and reduction of sugar to bring out the original sweetness of zunda (mashed boiled green soybeans). Popular items include the three-colored mochi with three flavors: sesame, chestnut, and zunda. Additionally, sweet zunda of every fashion, like daifuku, kuzu-manju, and the summer-limited shaved ice “zunda milk” are popular.

    店内は狭めであまり人数入らないので、外でちょっと待ってからの入店。 ずんだ餅、イチゴミルクの大福、おはぎ、焼き団子。などなど。 ずんだ餅は、とてもなめらかでスルリと口の中に入っていくような食感。あまり甘くないずんだ。 美味しいですね。 イチゴミルク大福も美味しかったです。

  • 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...

  • Date no Gyutan Main Branch
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    4.0
    151 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Chuou 4-10-11
    Date no Gyutan is a beef tongue (gyutan) shop and restaurant about three minutes on foot from Sendai Station. The shop sells lots of beef tongue products starting with their thickly cut shintan made from the most tender part of the tongue. The restaurant serves an extra thick shintan set meal, and lots of other dishes off the a la carte menu.

    Very delicious. You must try!! You can even buy ox younger package back home but it will expire in a day, so the best way is to have it within a day.

  • Kesennuma Umino-ichi
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Kesennumashi Uoichibamae 7-13
    Approximately ten minutes by car from JR Kesennuma Station, Kesennuma Umino-ichi features fine food, shopping, and learning opportunities tied to the sea off Kesennuma. It has the only shark museum in Japan where visitors learn hands-on about shark ecology and the bonds to the sea that nurture the population. Their enormous replica shark is a highlight. They also have ice projection mapping and ice sculpture displays, testifying to the port town's talent for ice art. A large variety of shops provide processed products and fresh seafood landed at Kesennuma and Sanriku area.

    . . . as it was located in the aquarium complex at Kesennuma Port, next to the Shark Museum. You could see a variety of fishes frozen in blocks of ice, and no doubt, quite unique as I have never seen...

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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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