Monday, October 22, 2018

Get up close with fluffy, cute foxes at Zao Fox Village

Found in Miyagi-ken’s Shiroishi-shi, the Zao Fox Village is home to about 100 foxes of six different species. Roaming freely within the grounds, visitors are encouraged to interact with the furry critters throughout the...
Entsuin temple

Spectacular Views of Matsushima Bay

Upon arrival at Miyagi-ken, we headed to our first stop at Shiogama Jinja Shrine. With a long history dating back to the 9th century, the shrine houses a collection of ancient votive lanterns that...
wattention tohoku 2018 spring summer

WAttention Tohoku 2018 Spring & Summer

  Discover Authentic Japan   Located in the northeastern part of Japan’s Honshu island, Tohoku is surrounded by the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean and the Tsugaru Strait. Consisting of seven prefectures — Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi,...
Gosen tulip festival

Sakura and Spring Flowers Compete to be the Most Beautiful

During the short spring of the Tohoku region, spring flowers race to catch up with the already blooming cherry blossoms. Once their petals begin to open they blossom all at once, giving the cherry...

Zao – Yamagata, Miyagi

  Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, this expansive wilderness is one of the last remaining untouched beech forest in Japan. Shirakami Sanchi, stretching from Aomori to Akita Prefecture, _boasts myriad hiking...

Matsushima Bay – Miyagi

Sakura in Saigyo Modoshi no Matsu Park and Matsushima Saigyo Hoshi, a renowned Japanese poet during the 12th century, expressed his love for cherry blossoms, as evidenced by his famous poem, "let me die under...

Tanabata Festival Japan [Tanabata Matsuri]

Tanabata Matsuri Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture Aug. 6 - 8 Highlight: beautiful streamers in the shopping arcades and fireworks on Aug. 5 The main arcades all through Sendai city are adorned with beautifully...

Forget ramen – the noodles here are one-of-a-kind!

Wanko Soba These soba noodles are for the competitive eater! Stack up your dishes and see who will become the noodle master. These small servings can quickly add up and a popular goal is to...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Miyagi Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Miyagi Miyagi Prefecture 25 ~ 29  25 Naruko-kyo (鳴子峡) in Osaki [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d12449.34338009684!2d140.68094598528722!3d38.733054771937695!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xc7c8ad9b609b714b!2z6bO05a2Q5bOh!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475720881986&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Beginning of November Recommended Spots: around the Narukokyo Resthouse near the western end...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Miyagi Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Miyagi 27 Shiwahiko Shrine & Shiogama Shrine (志波彦神社・鹽竈神社) in Shiogama [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d3130.325446504484!2d141.01227852309478!3d38.31829379083248!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0xc9d1e28a59bfca1d!2z6bm956uI56We56S-IFNoaW9nYW1hIFNocmluZQ!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1475720723941&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Middle of November Access: 15min walk from Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line) Address: Shiwahiko...