MIYAGI

8 Wonderful Places to Visit in Matsushima, One of Japan’s Most Scenic Areas

Matsushima is a group of islands located in the middle of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Surrounded by bodies of water, Matsushima is a great place for tourists looking to experience the natural beauty of Japan. In this article are some places that tourists can visit when in Matsushima! 1. Matsushima Bay jp.fotolia.com/ Matsushima Bay is considered…

4 Amazing Spots to Check Out in Tohoku Region’s Largest City, Sendai

Despite being the largest city in Japan’s Tohoku region, Sendai is not that famous for tourism. However, as it is home to the Sendai International Center where several international meetings and conferences are held, the city still sees a considerable number of foreign visitors. Here are four places easily accessible from the convention center, perfect…

Enjoy a Dinner Date with Hatsune Miku at this Cafe in Japan!

Dining out alone can be nervewracking, especially if it’s your first time in a new city. Thanks to the dawn of smartphones, it is now easier to peruse the wonder of the internet rather than twiddling your thumbs before your order arrives. There are so many things to keep you busy on the internet but…

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…
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