Miyagi 宮城

Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi is located in the southern part of the Tohoku Region and stretches along the Pacific coast. The prefectural capital is Sendai with a population of around one million people. Making it the largest city in the Tohoku Region.

Things to see in Miyagi

Some of the most visited sightseeing spots in Miyagi.

  1. Sanriku Coast

    Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto

    The Sanriku Coast stretches over 200 kilometers along the Pacific Coast of the Tohoku Region, passing through Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures. The rocky shoreline with many beautiful bays, cliffs and coves is a popular tourist attraction and large parts of the coastline is designated as national park.

  2. Tashirojima Cat Island

    The countless red torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

    Tashirojima is a small island located in Miyagi prefecture, in the Tohoku Region, the north east region of Japan. The island is inhabited by a dwindling population of around 100 mostly elderly people, with the majority involved either in fishing or hospitality. Dating back to the late Edo Period (1603 to 1868), a large part of the island used to raise silk-worms for textile production. And as a result cats were kept because they kept the mice away from the precious silk-worms. Today the silk-worms are long gone but the cat population has stayed strong and now outnumbers human residents 6 to 1.

    How to get there

    From the city of Ishinomaki, board the Ajishima Line ferry. The ferry ride takes around 40 minutes. But please note that depending on weather conditions the ferry may be cancelled.