MiyagiMiyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting museums and cultural centers. Not far from Sendai is Matsushima, a coastal town considered to have one of Japan’s three most scenic views. The prefecture was badly hit by the March 2011 tsunami but has been rebuilding ever since. Miyagi offers so much for the adventurous traveler: the prefecture is rich in diverse traditional culture and local culinary specialties. The mix of urban and rural areas offer excellent shopping, dining, outdoor exploring and relaxing in mountain hot springs and coastal resorts.
Zuihoden is the mausoleum complex where Date Masamune, lord of the Sendai region who died in 1636, is burried along with his heirs. It is designated a National Treasure but the temple was destroyed during WWII and rebuilt in 1979.
Tajirojima Island is a small island with less than 100 human inhabitants. The island is commonly known as "cat island" due to the fact that the population of the cats on the island largely outnumbers that of the humans. This makes it a popular destination for
Zao Fox Village
For all of you fox lovers, this village located in the mountains near Shiroishi has over 100 animals with 6 different types of foxes. You can enter the village and literally walk alongside the many furry animals and take pictures or videos that will definitely
Designed by renowned architect Toyo Ito, this seven-story facility has a focus on media art. Completed in 2001, Sendai Mediatheque comprises of galleries, a library, event spaces, studios and a cinema. Architecturally, the building's design features slabs and
This V-shaped gorge is formed by the Otani-gawa River, and includes 100-meter white cliffs. The rock formations are said to resemble the paws of a monkey or works of art. In autumn, the valley is covered with red and gold leaves that contrast with the white cl
Rantei boasts 24-hour hot spring baths, a pool in summer and creative cuisine by an award-winning chef. Japanese-style and Western rooms feature mountain views, a 5-minute drive from Rairaikyo Gorge.
Hotel Leopalace Sendai
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Leopalace Sendai offers accommodation in Sendai, 25 km from Sakunami Hot Spring. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Private parking is available on site.
Hotel Metropolitan Sendai
Directly connected to JR Sendai Station, Hotel Metropolitan Sendai offers rooms with a flat-screen TV. The hotel features 5 dining options and massage services. Free Wi-Fi is available at the entire property.
Hotel Crown Hills Sendai Aobadori
Hotel Crown Hills Sendai Aobadori is located in Sendai, 24 km from Sakunami Hot Spring and 1.1 km from Sakuraoka Daijingu. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.
Value The Hotel Higashi Matsushima Yamoto
Value The Hotel Higashi Matsushima Yamoto features free WiFi, a restaurant and drinks vending machines, a 1-minute drive from the expressway’s Sanrikudo Yamoto exit.
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sendai
Conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from JR Sendai Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sendai features coin launderette and free property-wide WiFi. Kobo Stadium Miyagi is a 6-minute drive from the hotel.
Sendai Guest House UMEBACHI
Guest House Umebachi offers dormitory-style accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Guests can rent bicycles to tour the area and relax at the outdoor terrace.
Enjoy "the most scenic" desserts in Miyagi!
Just imagine: it's a hot summer day and you are longing for some sweet refreshment. Maybe some home-made chilled Purin (Japanese custard) with a sweet, but not overbearing caramel sauce. Or some freshly shaved ice (kakigori), topped with strawberries and a lig
Sendai Daikannon - One of the world's top ten tallest statues
The city of Sendai is famous for being the gate to Tohoku and having been founded by Date Masamune. Bright lights, big city, shopping, night life, great food. But another, much lesser known sight of Sendai city is the Daikannon, Japan's highest statue of a