Area: Tohoku > Miyagi
A year-old station in the town of Onagawa in Miyagi prefecture may be a new mecca for young architects, who are eager to learn from the work by Shigeru Ban; a winner of Prtizker Architecture Prize in 2014. Onagawa had always been famous for its fisheries and the breathtaking views of the bay and that has not changed. Find out about the transformation of this town...
July 15, 2016
Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture and the largest city in the Tohoku region. From museums to mausoleums, from gyutan to kokeshi, this is how I spent my day in Sendai.
May 27, 2016
What better way is there than to make the most of your stay in Japan by volunteering and giving back to the community? If you are generally free during the weekends, why not use one weekend or so a month to volunteer for English Camps run by Ganbaro Miyagi?
November 11, 2015
Japan's second largest northern city and capital city of the Tohoku region, is the city of Sendai. Having first heard about Sendai when reading about the age of the samurai during which Sendai was the stronghold of the Date-clan the city had a certain historical appeal to it.
October 26, 2015
Four years has passed since the biggest earthquake attacked Tohoku area in Japan on March 11, 2011. No one could forget the scene, once people have watched the video of the tsunami that swept away all the houses, cars and people on that day.
July 28, 2015
Most visitors to Japan make a beeline for the famous sights-Tokyo Tower, Kiyomizu Temple, Matsushima, Osaka Castle, etc.- and make the most of their time by riding the world-renowned bullet trains yet I believe that the most memorable encounters can be found in this exuberant country while getting slow down, travelling by bus.
July 19, 2015
Tanabata Festivals are held in the summer throughout Japan. The date varies by region of the country, with the first festivals begin on July 7. The one in Sendai celebrating on August 7 annually is the largest representing Tohoku region, boasting 400-year tradition.
July 8, 2015
And so we enter the Sendai Zao Fox Village, an animal sanctuary where over 100 foxes live together. After purchasing our tickets and getting rid of any snacks that might cause trouble, we enter the open-air enclosure and are immediately greeted by a young red fox.
June 22, 2015
Matsushima Bay is called one of the Japan’s three most scenic views together with Miyajima in Hiroshima and Amanohashidate in Kyoto.
May 26, 2015
Tashirojima is a small island part of Ishinomaki City in Miyagi prefecture.
November 15, 2014
Let’s visit “Hojusan Risshakuji Temple,” a notable site where Matsuo Basho has composed a haiku poem in “Oku-no-Hosomichi”!
Today let us introduce you some of the must-see spots in Hojusan Risshakukji Temple, a.k.a Yamadera, a renowned sacred site in Tohoku region.
October 3, 2014