Spots in Kesennuma Area

  • 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items, including 203 photographs taken of the disaster site since March 11, 2011, 155 disaster related items, and 137 historical documents.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...

  • Karakuwa Peninsula Visitors Center / Experiencing Tsunami House
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    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.

    日本では過去に何度も津波による被害を経験していますが、年月とともに人々の記憶は薄れ、沿岸に住む人でも怖さを知っている人はわずかでした。伝え続けることの難しさを感じさせられます。 しかし、ここは東日本大震災のずっと前からある施設。この町では津波の怖さが語り継がれていました。明治時代からの津波記録写真が多数保存されています。また、小さな津波の模型では、小さなカメラを使って津波が間近に迫る恐怖を教えてく...

  • Hokkatsu Maguroya Tanakamae Branch
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Tanakamae 1-3-18
    This restaurant specializing in tuna dishes is located in Tanakamae 1-Chome, Kesennuma City. The restaurant is operated by the Northern Miyagi Prefecture Tuna Fisheries Cooperative. It serves a variety of dishes featuring wild-caught tuna brought in by the cooperative’s own deep-sea tuna boats including donburi (rice bowls) and sashimi. Another popular offering is their kamatorosteak, which is made with swordfish caught locally in Kesennuma. During dinner service the restaurant offers a number of full-course meals such as their maguro-zanmai, which features several different cuts of tuna to enjoy (reservation required).

    カマトロステーキが食べたくて行きました。日曜日のランチタイムは並びました。港や町からちょっと離れていますが、さすが人気店ですね。セットランチがお得です。カマトロステーキはポン酢をかけて。骨までしゃぶって食べました。美味しいです。ランチ限定のマグロ丼付きはとてもお得です。ごはんも美味しかったです。カマトロステーキまた食べたいです。

  • Horumon Ofuku
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Matsuzakinakaze 291-3
    This horumonyaki (grilled offal) restaurant is located in Matsuzakinakaze, Kesennuma City. It serves Kesennuma horumon, a local cuisine of Kesennuma that features intestines, heart, liver, and other pork offal marinated in a garlicky miso-based sauce. The offal is char-grilled and served topped with Worcestershire sauce and a side of shredded cabbage.

    祝日の、午後1時半頃に入店しました。 ホルモン定食のご飯大盛りを注文しました。 約1分後には、ホルモン、ご飯、味噌汁、お新香、そして炭火焼きセットが運ばれてきました。 ホルモンはタレが非常に美味しく、ご飯大盛りでも、なんなく完食しました。 ただ、目の前が炭火ですので、当然ですが、汗が、流れます。

  • 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...

  • Kesennuma Osakanaichiba
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Miyagi Pref. Kesennumashi Minatomachi 2-13
    This shopping spot featuring a huge variety of fresh gourmet cuisine is in Kesennuma City's Naiwan area, about 15 minutes on foot from Minami-Kesennuma Station on the Kesennuma Line. Featuring local processed marine products and seasonal fish landed at Kesennuma Port, they offer a host of items only available in Kesennuma for their visitors' enjoyment. They also serve meals featuring a variety of reasonably priced seafood dishes such as their rice bowl and set meals. Their popular aburi sanma saury received the Emperor's Award at the 42nd Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Festival.

    気仙沼のお土産がここですべて揃います。お土産も充実してますが、なによりレストランがおススメです。新鮮で美味しかったです。

  • Sushi-dokoro Omasa
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Higashi Hachimanmae 142-3
    This sushi restaurant is located on Kesennuma Bypass in Higashihachimanmae, Kesennuma City. In addition to serving nigiri sushi made with seasonal seafood, the restaurant also offers a variety of dishes made with shark fin caught locally in Kesennuma. Guests can enjoy shark fin sushi, shark fin pie soup, or even a full course meal of shark fin dishes.

    お一人で料理から接客まで対応されていたため、時間がかかりました。注文してからお寿司が出てくるまで50分近く。でも、遅くなって済みませんと何度も謝ってくれたので気にはなりませんでした。お寿司は一度にまとめて出してくれるのですが、握っている間に他の対応もしたりと時間がかかったため、握りたてではなく少し残念でした。フカヒレの握りは大変美味しかったです。

  • Ajikura
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Tanakamae 1-3-6
    A restaurant in Tanakamae1-Chome, Kesennuma City. They serve additive-free handmade dishes made with local ingredients with a focus on fresh seafood. Along with sashimi, sushi, and set meals, you can enjoy cuisine made with their homemade tofu as well as traditional dishes using rare cuts of swordfish and shark.

    メカジキのメンチカツ、これを食べましょう。ボリュームがあって美味しかったです。気仙沼ではメカジキ料理です!

  • Otokoyama Honten
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Irisawa 3-8
    Established in 1912, this sake brewery is located in 3-Chome, Irisawa, Kesennuma City. It uses Miyagi's own sake rice, Kura no Hana to brew famous sake such as Kesennuma Otokoyama, Sotenden and Biroku. Brewery tours are also available (a reservation is required).

    Ive been on the guided tour of Otokoyama Honten brewery many times. (When friends from abroad come to visit Kesennuma, its one of the first places that I like to take them!) The guided tour...

  • Horumon Dojo
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Minamimachi 1-1-9
    This horumon-yaki specialty restaurant is located in 1-Chome, Minami-cho, Kesennuma City. The restaurant serves Kesennuma horumon, which is famous as a local gourmet food of Kesennuma. The highlight of the dish is the pork horumon which has been soaked in a miso and garlic sauce with thinly sliced cabbage on the side.

    気仙沼では魚ばかりチャレンジしてましてが、やっと気仙沼ホルモンを食べることができました。一人歩いてお店に入ると、店中の煙。いいんです。最高です。お肉もハツ、レバ、ホルモン、タンと潔い絞り込み。切り方も分厚く、熱々の七輪にニンニク味噌を絡めたホルモンをのせ、東京立石にしかないと思ってた、グラスいっぱいの宝焼酎に少しだけ梅シロップを入れるキケンな酒とともに焼けた肉を味わう幸せ。ウスターソースをかけたキ...

  • Mt. Anba
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Kesennumashi Machiura
    A 239 meter tall mountain with a sweeping view of Kesennuma Bay and the streets of Kesennuma which serves as a symbol of the city. Visitors can drive a car partway up the mountain; the top of the mountain is a 15 minute walk from the highest parking area. Anbasan Park, created in the image of a dragon, is located near the top of the mountain, and visitors are greeted by two dragon statues at the entrance. The mountain is also popular because of its night view.
  • Sanriku Fukko National Park
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    Miyagi prefecture, Iwate prefecture, Aomori prefecture
    This is a national park which was established in May 2013 in order to contribute to the reconstruction of the Sanriku region which was damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and preserves the “Miracle Lone Pine Tree” and other remnants of the disaster. Visitors can see nature and geographical features unique to the coastal areas such as a rare sea shore (the Tanesashi Coast) where the “sand squeaks”, colonies of rugose rose and sweat pea etc., and the scenic spot of Ohakozaki Senjojiki representing Kamaishi City. There are some visitor centers and museums in the area, exhibiting materials related to nature, ecosystems and the disaster in each area, providing tourist information and multilingual brochures.
  • Karakuwa Peninsula
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    Karakuwa Town, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture
    A 30 minute drive from JR Kesennuma Station. This peninsula, covered with picturesque scenery is located on the northeastern tip of Miyagi Prefecture. The peninsula's fabulous scenery includes magnificent cliffs and the complex inlets and coves characteristic of a ria coast. The peninsula has been designated a part of Sanriku Fukko National Park as well as an underwater park. Famous sights include the beautifully contrasting blue ocean, green trees, and white bare rock of the Dairiseki Coast; the stretch of distinctive rock formations known as the Ogama; and the Oreishi, a huge natural marble stone column 16 meters tall and three meters wide. The area is also an excellent fishing ground and oysters, Japanese scallops, wakame seaweed, and other seafood products are harvested here.
  • Koda-no-Hama Beach
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    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Nakayama
    This swimming beach is located on Kesennuma Oshima Island in Nakayama, Kesennuma City. Beautiful semi-circular beach and the gentle waves and wind make for calm spot for sea bathing. The Ministry of the Environment has chosen it as one of the Selection of best 100 beaches. It was severely damaged during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but it has been restored by the local residents and outside volunteers.
  • Dairiseki Coast (Marble Coast)
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    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Karakuwacho Iwaisawa
    This coast lies along Iwaisawa Karakuwa-cho, Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture. Dairiseki means “marble,” and as the name implies, the cliffs are made of marble, and the region has quarries that produce a fine grade of marble. Visitors can admire the scenery created by the combination of white marble and the blue sea.
  • Kisetsu Ryori Oshokuji-dokoro Hamanoya
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    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Higashi-shinjo 2-5-5
    This restaurant is located in Higashishinjo 2-Chome, Kesennuma City. It offers a menu focused on dishes made with local seasonal seafood. Some of its offerings include kaisendon featuring a lots of seasonal seafood served on a bowl of rice, katsuo no zukedon(pickled skipjack tuna served on rice), Yamagata soba noodles, and sukiyaki made with Yamagata beef.
  • Asahi-zushi Kesennuma Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Minamimachi 2-4-27
    This sushi restaurant is located in 2-Chome, Minami-cho, Kesennuma. The restaurant serves nigiri-zushi with a focus on seasonal fish brought up to Kesennuma from Sanriku Sea. It is also famous as the ancestor of shark fin sushi nigiri-zushi and gunkan-zushi, which is made with Kesennuma specialty shark fin.
  • Kesennuyma City Motoyoshi Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishery Product Direct Sales Center
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    Miyagi Kesennuma-shi Motoyoshicho Mishima 41-1
    This direct sales shop is located at Roadside Station Oya Kaigan on National Route 45 in Mishima, Motoyoshicho, Kesennuma City. It sells a variety of products including freshly-caught local seafood, freshly-harvested vegetables, side dishes, and souvenirs. The attached restaurant offers dishes featuring local specialties such as swordfish and shark fin.
  • Yuzushi Taya Branch
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    Miyagi Pref. Kesennumashi Taya 13-7
    A one minute walk from Minami-Kesennuma Station. Established in 1959, Yuzushi is the oldest sushi restaurant in Kesennuma. Yuzushi’s sushi, made with select fresh seafood brought in to Kesennuma Port, is hearty in portion and reasonable in price. The most popular item on the menu is shark fin comparison set, which lets you taste and compare two types of shark fin with differing textures. Other popular choices include the seasonal Kesennuma chef’s choice Sushi Kaido set, prepared with seasonal, local fish caught that very day; and the double shark fin rice bowl, a bowl of rice extravagantly topped with two different tasting shark fins.
  • Ogama-Hanzo, Oreishi
    Travel / Tourism
    Karuwa Town, Kesennuma City, Miyagi ken
    This group of rock formations in Sanriku Fukko (reconstruction) National Park that extends from southern Aomori Prefecture to the Oshika Peninsula in Miyagi Prefecture is one of its officially designated a Place of Scenic Beauty. The cove known as Ogama has been carved out of the rock in the shape of a rounded cooking pot, giving the landform its name (ogama means big pot in Japanese). There's a view of the waves continually breaking against it from Hanzo. Another formation in the shape of a slender stone tower is about 16 meters high. Two meters broke off due to the tsunami that resulted from the 1896 Sanriku earthquake, so it's known as the Oreishi, or broken rock. There is also a promenade between running between Ogama and Hanzo, a rest house, and a parking lot.

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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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