6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Miyagi Prefecture & Things To Do

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 1st session of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Welcome to read more about the 1st session about Akita Perfecture & things to do via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/tohoku-japan-akita-prefecture-things-to-do/

Again, she really enjoyed this 2nd session @ 18 Nov & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Miyagi Prefecture ๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒ here. Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates of new ๐Ÿ†• normal travel in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตby Ms Tracy Lim. More updated details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html . Then followed by interesting travel & living experiences in Miyagi by various presenters ie. Ms Nadia, Ms Olivia Lam etc.

Sharing from Ms Nadia ๐Ÿง•๐Ÿผ (Malaysian student from Kedah) in her 6th year in Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Perfecture & shown us a live walk from her Tohoku University, a famous shopping street arcade & its surrounding. She also told about Date Masamune, a famous samurai war ford. Love that Sendai is known as City Of Trees, we need more of tree cities around the globe. Read more via ๐ŸŒ https://sendai-experience.com/en/

Next, sharing from Mr Nagi Cao ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ from Miyagi Tourism Department & Miyagi is actually his hometown. Only 1% foreign tourists visiting here, a hidden gem to SiennyLovesDrawing when she heard it ๐Ÿคฉ

Also Miyagi Perfecture is good for family with kids to travel around as shared by Ms Olivia Lam ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปto end this online seminar

Ohh ya…Ms Olivia ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป has recommended about Zunda Mochi, a specialty wagashi (ie. Traditional Japanese sweet) of Miyagi which made from sweetened Edamame. Wowโ€ผ๏ธ Sound tempting delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค to SiennyLovesDrawing as she loves mochi & edamame a lot

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Things To Do @ Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Perfecture was once affected by a serious earthquake slightly 10 years ago, do check out this clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://youtu.be/YJxIxcuvyYI to observe the Miyagiโ€™s reconstructed areas

Mr Nagi has shared some famous destinations to visit in Miyagi during each of the 4 seasons as well as some special unique reason to enjoy

Funaoka Castle Park in Shibata is well known as thousand cherry trees & more than 200K tourists visited each year during the cherry ๐ŸŒธ blossom season ๐Ÿ˜ฒ It’s particularly known for a slope car that goes up & down the mountain through the cherry trees & a famous Kannon statue standing 24m tall @ the top of the mountain ๐Ÿ”๏ธ that was built as a symbol of peace & security. More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.skbk.or.jp/en/shibata-cherry-blossom/ & welcome to check out more about the beautiful scenes in this photos album via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/516136811836316/posts/3800703606712937/

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Miyagi has incredible festivals all-year round, summer is especially packed with celebrations, some of its festivals are in this FB video via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/visitmiyagi/posts/2210512775732036 , eg. famous historical festival named Sairi Genya with beautiful 100 lanterns surrounding the Sairi Yashiki old warehouse buildings. Also to check out the Hirose River Lantern Festival for “Toro-nagashi” aka lantern floating, a Japanese Obon tradition where people float paper lanterns down a river

Michinoku Yosakoi Festival every year with thousands of dancers in almost 200 teams from all over Japan ๐Ÿ—พ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต filled the street of Sendai to perform โ€œYosakoiโ€, an energetic group dance that combines traditional Japanese dance movements & modern music. However, due to global health pandemic, stream the Yosakoi dance online named โ€œOnline Michi YOSAโ€. For more info via ๐ŸŒ https://michinoku-yosakoi.net

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As an art lover, she really wish to be at the famous Reborn Art Festival which held almost every year. It was 1st held after the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster & with aims to promote recovery in the region & has since grown as a popular event to celebrate creativity & expression. The Kohei Nawaโ€™s captivating White Deer (Oshika) installation in Oginohama, Miyagi. It’s with online video exhibits this year @ Ishinomaki City area, Oshika Peninsula, Onagawa Station area, do check out via ๐ŸŒ https://www.reborn-art-fes.jp/en/shikanoyukue/

The most popular nature adventures here is birds watching @ Izunuma in northern Miyagi Prefecture. Suggest to visit in the summer when lotus blooms spread across the lake like a giant carpet. Must try a boat ride through the middle of the lotus flowers. For more info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.tohokukanko.jp/en/attractions/detail_10008.html

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For family with kids, it’s recommended by Ms Olivia to visit the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ, the coastal area of eastern Sendai City. Also a favorite weekend getaway for local Japanese families & a popular dating spot for young couples

With almost 10K square meters floor area & over 300 kinds of aquatic animal & plant specimens on display, including a school of 25K sardines, exhibitions of the Sanriku sea & deep-sea fishes

Yesโœ…, 1 of the largest aquariums in the Tohoku region. Visitors can also view dolphin & sea lion performances etc. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://www.uminomori.jp/umino/en/index.html

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Must visit to Zuihoden aka Samurai Residence. It’s the date mausoleum famed resting place of Date Masamune, the founder of Sendai & is a mainstay among Miyagi’s attractions. More about one of Sendai’s most treasured landmarks via ๐ŸŒ https://tsumugu.yomiuri.co.jp/en/learn/mausoleum-of-one-eyed-dragon-a-sight-to-behold-in-sendai/ & ๐ŸŒ https://www.zuihoden.com/en/

A vibrant model of Japanese architecture, Zuihoden also entombs Masamuneโ€™s son & grandson, Date Tadamune & Date Tsunamune. It’s a quiet spot with lots of greenery & hydrangeas adding to its tranquil beauty

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Ohh ya…Miyagi Prefecture is with this scenic spot named Naruko Gorge, located in Osaki City. Cliffs reach about 100m high & stretch for 2.5 km, the “V-shaped canyon” formed by the erosion of the Ootani River is really a sight to behold especially when autumn season ๐Ÿ

A perfect photo spot would be the Naruko Gorge Rest House @ Nakayamadaira side entrance of the Naruko Gorge Trail & Oofukazawa Bridge to see the leaves changing color ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜

Must enjoy the Naruto Onsen, hot spring village of Naruko-onsen-kyo, located in the north of Miyagi Prefecture. It consists of 5 hot springs. More info via ๐ŸŒ http://en.naruko.gr.jp

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For winter season, Miyagi is good for ski โ›ท๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ holidays especially @ Miyagi Zaoโ€™s Eboshi Ski Resort. Check out this clip via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/516136811836316/posts/3662411400542159/ . Also read more via ๐ŸŒ https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/332649/exploring-tohoku-in-northern-japan

Miyagi is also a food kingdom as top provider for rice & with richest fishing ground for seafood . After attended this 2nd session & read more about Miyagi while writing this sharing, SiennyLovesDrawing really looking forward to visit Miyagi Prefecture soon. She would like to travel with her little niece to the Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ Do stay tuned for her next sharing on 3rd session @ 15 Dec about the Iwate Perfecture, she just can’t wait ๐Ÿ˜

Website ๐ŸŒ : https://www.japan.travel/en/destinations/tohoku/miyagi/ & https://visitmiyagi.com/

Ohh ya…For travel convenience, you may check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service with hundreds of their outlets throughout Japan of various car rental brands during your trips via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

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24 thoughts on “Tohoku, Japan ~ Miyagi Prefecture & Things To Do

  1. What a lovely place, I would love to visit on my next trip to Japan. We went years ago when my daughter was small, and we were mostly in Tokyo and Kyoto. I would love to explore some other areas. Japan is so beautiful and has such a rich and vibrant culture. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Ohh ya… Nowadays due to the global health pandemic & travel restrictions, travel around not easy possible as before, I really miss my travelling , hope pandemic can be stable soon so we can resume our life as before then ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

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  2. I haven’t been to the Tohoku region yet but food, culture, and things from Miyagi come trickling down into AIchi. I just saw a Zundamochi vendor last week. It is so yummy!

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    1. Ohh wowo… that’s great that you get to try some foods from Miyagi at your space, thanks for sharing your personal experience. If I have chance to revisit Japan again, will connect with you for a meet up then โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

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  3. One of my dream country destinations! I would love to try the different foods and the Hot Springs in Japan someday. Thank you for listing things about what you can do in Tohokoku, Japan.

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    1. My pleasure to share, this sharing here about Miyagi Peefecture in Tohoku, I have wrote about Akita Perfecture in my earlier sharing โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ Happy reading & planning your future trips ya ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  4. Japan is in my list permanently because there is so much to see there! I haven’t yet been to Tohoku and I am pretty sure I will one day. This is when your guide will prove useful (even if it will be just my memorie)

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