MIYAGI

6 Things to See in Sendai’s Gorgeous Hidden Treasure of Shrines and Temples

Sendai (仙台) is a beautiful city set within the prefecture of Miyagi (宮城県). Famous for its beef tongue, kokeshi dolls, and Feudal Lord Date Masamune (伊達政宗), is it a major stop on the Tohoku (東北) trail. Linked by shinkansen (bullet train; 新幹線), it’s only a 90-minute ride from Tokyo. Yet despite its fame, there is…

Make Your Own Little Bonsai Tree At This Shop in Miyagi Prefecture!

There has been a recent trend on social media for succulents and cute potted plants; they seem to be all over social media sites like Instagram and Tumblr. This miniature potted plant trend has merged with the traditional Japanese bonsai (盆栽) to create easy-to-make and cute miniature bonsai trees! The Shop 1000’s BASE (センズベース), pronounced…

Visit the Most Beautiful Crater Lake in Japan, the “Lake of Five Colors”

Okama (御釜) is considered as the most beautiful crater lake in Japan by many travel websites. It is present on the Zao Mountains (蔵王連峰) which is one of the 100 greatest mountains in Japan. Mt. Zao tabico.jp/ Mt. Zao is an active volcano situated in Northern Honshu (本州), somewhere between the Miyagi (宮城県) and Yamagata…

Venture out into the Beautiful Mountains of Sendai and Discover its Hidden Gem!

Sendai is considered to be a compact city having both a modern mini metropolis and nearby mountains and considered an easygoing place to live as it is neither too big nor too small. There are plenty of shops that are easily accessible downtown, as well as the beautiful mountains that can be accessed by car.…

Step into the Stone Age and Explore the Glacial Period in Tomizawa!

The Glacial Period (20,000 years ago) was a time when ice-cold temperatures were at its time of advancement. With the vast ice sheets and freezing temperatures, it was hard to survive for Paleolithic people (people of the Stone Age). However, a great discovery was made when the camping site for the people of the early…

Fisherman Japan: Rejuvenating Japan’s Fishing Industry After the Tohoku Disaster

During the March 11 earthquake and tsunami back in 2011, Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku region was affected especially badly due to it being closest to the epicentre. Prior to this disaster, the 142 fishing ports along Miyagi Prefecture’s coastline were renowned as one of the best fishing grounds in the world and the annual…

A Frozen Aquarium? Miyagi Prefecture’s Kori no Suizokukan

Have you ever seen a frozen aquarium before? If you haven’t, you should definitely head to the north-eastern part of Miyagi in Tohoku. There, you can see an ice aquarium better known as “Kori no Suizokukan” featuring approximately 450 marine creatures frozen a few hours in blocks after being caught. get-fun-here.blogspot.jp/ The Species in the…

Moriumius-Lusail Summer Camp: Teaching Kids all about Sustainability and Nature

At the Miyagi town of Ogatsu, a special educational project has been opened since the 18th of July 2015 to revitalize the town which had lost 80% of its buildings and 10% of its population due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. The project is called Moriumius-Lusail which aims to create a place where local…

Relax and Enjoy the Serenity and Beauty of Matsushima

“Matsushima ah! A-ah, Matsushima, ah! Matsushima, ah!”. The speechless admiration from Matsuo Bashō, the great poet in Edo period, is exactly the same expression I had at first glance of the beautiful Matsushima. Matushima’s small islands onlynativejapan.com/ In my recent trip to Japan, I had one quick stop in Sendai and decided to go on…

Memorial Monuments in Sendai of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Sendai (仙台) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It is the largest in the Tohoku region and the second largest north of Tokyo. Sendai is also synonymous with resilience to disasters for its remarkable recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that hit this city on March 11, 2011. With the…
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