Spots in Naruko / Osaki / Tome Area

  • A la Datena Michinoeki
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Iwadeyamaiketsuki Shimomiyamichishita 4-1
    A roadside station standing along National Route 47 in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. The station has a farm-fresh market carrying an abundant selection of local foods such as vegetables as well as rice, bread, and folk crafts. The station also hosts a shop owned and operated by renowned Hokkaido confectionary company Royce, and here you'll find shelves filled with an astonishing variety of chocolate sweets. The station's restaurant is a buffet serving six varieties of curry and dishes made with local ingredients. The station also has an outdoor light meal stand serving soft serve ice cream as well as spare rib barbecue, a rarity in Japan.

    バイキングがJAF会員なら期間限定で950円。バイキングが950円とはなんとも激安です。カレー数種と新鮮なサラダ食べればじゅうぶん満足。

  • Naruko Gorge
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • 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...

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • Yakurai Garden
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Kamigunkamimachi Ajinomoto and Japanese original 1-9
    Yakurai Garden is a large garden covering an area of around 150,000 square meters, located at the foot of Mt. Yakurai. There are eight themed gardens, including a cherry tree garden, rose garden and herb garden, with over 400 different plant species. At the garden shop, visitors can purchase a wide range of products, including English rose cuttings and scented gift items, etc. There is also an activity center where visitors can take flower arranging classes, etc., and there are also flower decorated cake making activities for elementary school students. Yakurai Garden is place that is sure to leave visitors with great memories.

    飲み物もあるし野菜がたっぷりで満足度高いです。 10月はかぼちゃのグラタンがあり、とても美味しかった。 あまり大きい場所ではないので並んだりするかもしれませんが回転が早く出来たてが食べられます。

  • Mt. Kurikoma
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Kuriharashi Kurikoma
    Mt. Kurikoma is 1,626 meters high and overlaps the three prefectures of Akita, Iwate and Miyagi. The Sukawa Highland halfway up is famed for the hot springs bubbling up and steaming away, and the green spring beech trees give way to beautiful reds and yellows in fall, for year round beauty.
  • Keisatsu Shiryokan
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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。

  • Hosokura Mine Park
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Kuriharashi Uguisuzawa Nangouyanagisawa 2-3
    Located around 25 minutes’ drive from Tsukidate Interchange, Hosokura Mine Park is a theme park built on the site of the former Hosokura Mine, which closed in 1987. The facilities at the Park faithfully recreate the way the mine appeared when it was still operational; visitors can walk along the mine shafts, and can learn about how mining was carried out. There is also a Hosokawa Mine Museum which displays items discovered in the Mine, has extensive information about the Mine’s history, and has examples of important types of mineral ores and models showing the Mine’s operations, etc. There is also a gold-panning experience zone where visitors can try their hand at panning for gold dust; visitors can take the gold dust that they collect home with them.

    栗駒山から鳴子峡に向かう途中に、旧鉱山があるとわかり、急遽立ち寄りました。ゴーストタウンの雰囲気で、見学者も我ら2人だけ「?」との気分でした。 ただ坑道や地域の説明により、このような産業(労働者)が日本を影で押し上げた事が良くわかり、貴重な文化遺産です。

  • Yanaizu Kokuzouson Temple
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Tomeshi Tsuyamachouyanaidu Oyanaidu 63
    Yanaizu Kokuzouson Temple is a historic temple that, according to tradition, was founded in 807 A.D. by Tokuitsu Daishi. The main object of veneration in the Temple is the statue of “Fukuchiman Kokuzo Bosatsu” that is said to have been carved by the bodhisattva Gyoki, praying three times after each stroke of the blade. The statues of guardian deities Mahakala and Vaisravana that are positioned on the left and right sides of the main statue are said to be the work of Kobo Daishi. There are a number of mysterious legends relating to the Temple, including the legends of the moon-viewing well and the pine tree of child-bearing, etc.; these legends are collectively referred to as the “Seven Mysteries of Kokuzozon.” The Temple has a café which offers irori hearth-cooked cuisine, and which is a great place to take a rest after worshipping at or visiting the Temple.

    今年最後の御朱印なら虚空蔵様でと思い、参拝して御朱印いただきに。。。しかしこんなやつには書かないぞ‼️の掟?4ヶ条くらいあり、1ページずつ今までいただいた御朱印チェックされ、ひとつ4ヵ条にあてはまりいただけませんでした。神社の御朱印でした。お寺と神社の御朱印を分けろと言われたのはしかたないけど、チェックされるのは気分悪いし、なんだかどーなってるの?と驚きました。2年前は別のお坊様で、快く書いていた...

  • Kamuro
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Osaki-shi Furukawa Nanokamachi 3-10
    A shopping area along Prefectural Route 1 in Furukawananoka Town, Osaki City. The shops are in the warehouses of the long-standing Hashihei Brewery which was founded during the late Edo period. There are ten warehouses, the main building, and a detached building where you can find shops selling local sake and specialties as well as other miscellaneous goods and a variety of restaurants.

    ここは古い蔵を改装して、飲食店などが入っている施設です。大崎市市役所の近くにあり、道路沿いの蔵は今、改装しているようです。施設内には、駄菓子屋やカレー屋などがテナントで入っています。夜にはイルミネーションを実施していました。

  • Tenpyou Romankan Museum
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Pref. Todagunwakuyachou Wakuya Koganeyama 1-3
    This complex is on the Sanuma Highway in Koganeyama, Wakuya Town, Toda County. It features exhibits on Japan's first gold mining area and goldsmithing techniques, some that were even used for the Great Buddha of Nara at Todaiji Temple. There is also a display on the adjacent Koganeyama Gold Mining Site, a National Historic Site. Their shop sells manju buns with gold leaf, gold leaf crafts, regional food like soft oboro dofu bean curd, and more. There is also a restaurant serving local cuisine and a facility offering gold panning workshops.

    749(天平21)年、百済王の子孫で大和朝廷の高官であった陸奥守百済王敬福(くだらのこにきしきょうふく)が、この地で産出した黄金を聖武天皇に献上しました。その遺跡に隣接して建てられた「天平ろまん館」は、現在でも黄金の輝きと百済文明の香りが満ち満ちています。先住民である蝦夷(えみし)の悲しい歴史と背中合わせですが、最強のパワースポットの予感です。

  • Sorinji Temple
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Kuriharashi Tsukidateyakushidai 1-1
    Founded in 760 as Iozan Kofukuji Temple, it was destroyed repeatedly by fire, with only the Yakushido Hall surviving. It was rebuilt and renamed in 1591. Its principal object of worship is a wooden image of the Yakushi Nyorai, which has been designated an Important Cultural Property. An enormous cedar tree on the grounds is said to be about 1,200 years old and is a Prefectural Natural Monument.

    築館の旧国道4号線沿いの小高い山の上にあります。曹洞宗のお寺で、本尊は薬師如来です。市民からは「お薬師様」とか参道の杉と合わせ、「杉薬師様」と親しまれています。

  • Osaki City Sanbongi Lignite Memorial Hall
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    3.0
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Osaki-shi Sanbongi Daizu Zaka 63-24
    A museum located nearby Roadside Station Sanbongi along National Route 4 in MamezakaSanbongi, Osaki City. On display are exhibits regarding Sanbongi Lignite, a well-known high-quality lignite that was actively mined. Visitors can view reproductions of the ancient mines as well as Japan's largest chunk of lignite, weighing in at 10 tons.

    旧・奥州街道をランニングで旅していた際に通りかかりました。道の駅三本木やまなみに併設されています。入り口には往年の名車ミゼット?三輪トラックが展示されています。

  • Gokurakuyu Furukawa Branch
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Furukawainaba Kounosu 184-1
    A super sento large public bath facility designed around the concept of enjoying 14 different baths. Entry is permitted up to 1:30 a.m. In addition to standard baths such as an open air rock bath and a jacuzzi bath, visitors can also enjoy more unique baths such as a bath with water that is cooler than normal, and a bath heated from below. The women-only salt sauna uses natural salts also sold in the bathhouse. Conversely, the tanning machines are men-only. Additional facilities include a rest area, skin scrubbing treatments, and a hair salon. In addition to food, customers can also enjoy ice cold beer in the bathhouse' restaurant area.

    旧・奥州街道をランニングで旅した際に、走った後の汗を流すために利用しました。スーパー銭湯なので残念ながら温泉ではありません。大きなチェーンなので使い慣れた安心感のようなものはありますね。後日、ここが極楽湯の1号店だと知りました。

  • Tome City History Museum
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Miyagi Tome-shi Hasamacho Sanuma Uchimachi 63-20
    "This museum is located in Sanuma Uchimachi, Hasama-cho, Tome City. The museum's theme is ""samurai culture and the lifestyles of the people"". It exhibits the history of the local people from the Jomon period onwards, as well as the lifestyles of the samurai and citizens during the time of the shogunate. There is also an event exhibition hall and a hall that displays the everyday tools and articles of people of the period, as well as the former Watari residence, which displays items that belonged to Takatane, the 9th head of the Watari family."

    登米市内、迫町にある小さな博物館。古い町並みなどが残る登米地区からは少し離れています(もともと登米郡迫町だったものが、平成の合併で登米市になった)。この周辺が、北上川の水運で栄え、またその洪水で苦しんできた歴史などがよくわかる展示がされています。

  • Kagobo Onsen Sakuranoyu
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Tajirioshio Yatsusawa 37-1
    This is a day-use hot spring bath resort in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. It derives its name from the 1000 cherries that blossom on Mt. Kagobo of Tajiri. In addition to the main bath and waterfall bath, which draw their waters directly from the source, there is a Finnish style sauna to enjoy. The outdoor bath is the largest in the prefecture, and can be enjoyed sitting, half-sitting or even reclining The restaurant offers over 40 dishes at all times and the beer and soft cream is especially enjoyable after a hot bath. One can also relax in the rest area where zabuton cushions are available for guests.

    週末の夜に訪れましたが、賑わっていました。ただ、温泉も建物もゆったりとした作りなので混んでいる印象は受けませんでした。 温度の違う風呂が中と外にそれぞれありました。寒い日だったので、暖かい風呂がうれしかったです。

  • Onikobe Kanketsusen
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsenonikoube Fukiage 12
    Visitors can view geysers at this facility about 20 minutes by car from the JR Rikuu Tosen Line's Naruko-Onsen Station. You can view two geysers up close: the 15-meter high Benten which erupts at 10-minute intervals, and the two or three-meter-high Unryu which erupts every 20 to 30 minutes. Their eatery serves Okowa Teishoku set meals featuring onsen tamago eggs with their characteristic soft whites. There's also an area where you can try making onsen tamago yourself. It's closed for winter from December to late March.
  • Zuisen-ji Temple
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Miyagi Osaki-shi Furukawa Mikkamachi 2-2-2
    This temple is located in 2-chome, Furukawa-mikkamachi, Osaki City. The exact time of its construction is unknown, but it is said to have been the first temple to be constructed in the province. After being destroyed once by a fireof war, it was later restored by Suzuki Izuminokami Motonobu, a vassal of Date Masamune and the lord of Furukawa Castle.

    立派で大きなお寺です。門も立派で、重厚な造りをしていて見ごたえがあります。あまり人はいませんでしたが、地域に密着したお寺という雰囲気です。散策のついでに、参拝してみるといいと思います。

  • Yakurai Yakushi no Yu
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Miyagi Pref. Kamigunkamimachi Ajigafukuroyakuraihara 1-76
    A 40 minute drive from the Taiwa and Furukawa interchanges on the Tohoku Expressway. A day trip hot spring bathhouse situated at the foot of Mt. Yakurai, a symbol of Kami Town. The area is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and visitors can enjoy the stunningly clear air and changing seasons. In the bathhouse' popular outdoor bath, customers can take in the sight of Mt. Yakurai and surrounding scenery during the day and, at night, the moon and star filled sky. Other bathhouse facilities include a spacious indoor bath area, a sauna, and private reservable family bath, as well as a banquet hall which can be used for free. The waters of the bathhouse' sodium-calcium chloride spring are said to treat such ailments as cuts, burns, and chronic skin diseases.

    エンジョイパークで遊んだ帰りに寄りました。日曜日だったこともあり駐車場はいっぱいでした。停めるのに苦労するかもしれません。 施設内はひろく、ロビー・食事処、お風呂、和室の休憩室があります。貸切風呂もあります。お風呂は広く、露天もあります。 ロビーではお土産がたくさん売っています。子供の遊ぶスペースもあり。 くつのロッカー、脱衣所のロッカーともに(使用後返却されますが)100円かかります。

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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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