About Miyagi
Mountains and sea, city and countryside, tradition and modernity—all coexist comfortably here. Sendai, the cosmopolitan capital of Miyagi, sits at its center. Traveling outward, city gives way to countryside and, near the prefectural borders, wilderness. To the west rise the Ou Mountains, to the east lies the Pacific Ocean. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, for fascinating sights or world-class cuisine, Miyagi has it all within reach.

 

Miyagi offers a myriad of ways for visitors to relax and refresh. Nurture the body with healing hot springs and delicious meals made with locally grown ingredients. Nurture the spirit with everything from soothing nature to enlightening temple experiences.

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Miyagi is blessed with diverse natural landscapes that offer ideal settings for exhilarating outdoor adventures. From sandy beaches and craggy coasts, to lush forests and misty peaks, Miyagi has it all within reach.

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Miyagi has been a leading food producing region for over four hundred years. Enjoy world-class ingredients prepared exquisitely by highly trained chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants, or straight from the source at seafood huts and farmhouse cafes run by the fishermen and farmers themselves.

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Miyagi has a long and rich cultural history, with a signature aesthetic that blends the opulence of Japan’s ancient capitals with the simplicity of local native traditions. Come witness this rich heritage for yourself through historical sites, cultural attractions, and hands-on experiences.

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©Reborn-Art Festival Kohei Nawa "White Deer(Oshika)" photo by Kieko Watanabe

©Reborn-Art Festival Kohei Nawa "White Deer(Oshika)" photo by Kieko Watanabe

Sendai is the largest city in the entire Tohoku region, home to a bustling city center that is a pleasure to explore day or night. Outside of the metropolis, charming small towns offer visitors warm hospitality and the simple pleasures of country living.

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Thanks to their vibrant local character and gorgeous seasonal landscapes as backdrop, festivals and events in Miyagi continue to draw crowds generation after generation. Come celebrate with us in Miyagi and you’ll take home not just great pictures, but also great stories.

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Access Miyagi

Miyagi is located about 300 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, a trip that takes as little as 90 minutes by shinkansen bullet train. Miyagi is also home to a ferry port and the Sendai International Airport. Direct flights are available from Taiwan, China, Thailand, and Korea, as well as major cities across Japan. A flight to Sendai from Sapporo takes just 75 minutes, a flight from Osaka just 85 minutes.