MIYAGI

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…

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 In my recent trip to Japan, I had one quick stop in Sendai and decided to go on a…

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…

Seagaia, the Best Recreational Resort Complex in Japan

There are four basic needs for human beings. They are: Food, Water, Clothing and Shelter. But there is one more hidden basic need which always motivates us to keep faith in life. That is nothing but ‘Recreation’. Without recreation once in a while, we couldn’t enjoy our life for sure. There is beautiful nature to…

Looking for a New Experience? Head North to Miyagi Prefecture!

When people think of Japan, their minds go right to the world of Tokyo and Kyoto. Modern Japan in the huge booming city of Tokyo and traditional Japan in Kyoto. While no doubt, these places have their merits, Japan is a place full of wonder, mysticism, beautiful nature and exploration. If you’re looking for something…