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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…

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…

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…

Have a Day Off in Sendai? Visit the Yagiyama Zoo!

Don’t you think a trip to a zoo can be an enchanting and educational experience for children and parents alike? If you find yourself in Sendai, make sure to put Sendai Yagiyama Zoological Park on your must-see list. A great spot to visit if you have kids, but also if you just want to have…

Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium: A Magical Underwater World

Underwater World Have you been to Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium? Well, if you have not been yet or are thinking to bring your children somewhere fun and interesting in Sendai, then I would like to recommend Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium. feature.cozre.jp/ This is a good place to go for a time of entertainment with your family as…

Sendai, the green city of hope

The city of trees sakura-hotel-ikebukuro.com/ Have a chance to travel to Japan? Confused which cities to visit? Please don’t be. Sendai could be one of your favorite destinations. It takes only 1 hour 40 minutes from Tokyo to Sendai by JR Shinkansen Tohoku Line. Located in Tohoku region, Miyagi prefecture, it is well known as…

You can enjoy delicious strawberry picking all you can eat

As the long cold Japanese winter draws to a close and the inhabitants of Tohoku wait for the pink blossoms of the cherry trees to herald the beginning of summer, there is another plant that bears fruit, albeit assisted by heaters and electric light. Author’s photo In the south of Miyagi, about an hour from…