Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : World’s Best Sake!

Vital elements to making great sake include fresh water, clean rice, fermentation starter and proper temperature. The Tohoku region, characterized by harsh winters, unpolluted water and dry air, is known across Japan for having...

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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tohoku

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Tohoku is located in the northeastern part of Japan’s Honshu island and consists of six prefectures — Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima. The region is famous...
Matsushima

Tohoku Outdoor Activities

Hachimantai: Hiking Through the Valleys of Hell When you think of areas for hiking and enjoying leisurely strolls, usually places covered with lush green vegetation spring to mind, right? Well, if you are tired of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : Snow Activities

Gliding over or schussing through high-quality powder is the ultimate delight for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Tohoku, just a few hours away from Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train), is the perfect...