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The Beautiful Sights of Miyagi Prefecture

This video, titled "A Journey to the Light|Miyagi Prefecture|Long Version" (光に出会う旅 宮城県 ロングバージョン), was released by Miyagi Tourism.

If you're thinking of going sightseeing to feel the unique essence of Japan, then why not come and feel the light of Japan in Miyagi prefecture.
Miyagi Prefecture offers a variety of events and unique cherry blossom viewing spots.
It's a great place to get a taste of Japanese tradition and culture.
Enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere in the video.

Cherry Blossoms in Miyagi Prefecture

If you're looking to enjoy the cherry blossoms in Miyagi Prefecture, we recommend checking out the Hitome Senbonzakura (一目千本桜) at the Shiroishi River Bank in Shibata, Miyagi.
The 1,200 cherry trees, mainly yoshino cherry trees, are a sight to behold.

During the cherry blossom festival at Shiraishi Park, the cherry blossoms are lit up at night, making it a great place for taking Instagram pics!
You can feel the unique and fantastic atmosphere of the illuminated cherry blossoms in the video as well.
The combination of the cherry blossoms and lights at night create a fantastical atmosphere.

Events to enjoy in Miyagi Prefecture

When most people hear Miyagi Prefecture, they think of the Sendai Tanabata Festival, the number one Tanabata festival in Japan.
Every year, thousands of tourists flock to this festival.But that's not all that Miyagi has to offer.
At the Sairi Night of Illusions (齋理幻夜) in Marumori, countless lanterns are decorated to create a fantastic atmosphere reminiscent of the Taisho era.
A lantern floating ceremony is also held in Matsushima.
Miyagi Prefecture is full of events.
If you plan your trip to line up with the events and festivals, you're sure to have an amazing time!

Enjoy the Flavors of Miyagi Prefecture

Gourmet food is an essential part of sightseeing in Miyagi Prefecture.
That being said, one dish we recommend is wasabi-don (a bowl of rice topped with wasabi and other ingredients).
It's delicious just with fresh wasabi, but sometimes it's served with beef, so it's a must-try dish when visiting Miyagi Prefecture.
There are also other specialties, such as Sendai Seri (Japanese parsley) Hot Pot, and if you fancy yourself some spirits, you'll definitely enjoy it with some sake, such as Abe Kan, Hakurakusei, Hagi no Tsuru, or Ichinokura!

Enjoying Nature in Miyagi Prefecture

When traveling in Miyagi Prefecture, the great outdoors are a major appeal of the area.
Speaking of nature in Miyagi Prefecture, the the Matsushima Archipelago is one of the three most scenic spots in Japan.
In addition, there are many tourist attractions such as Kabukuri-numa, Anbasan (Anba Mountain), Saga-kei Gorge, and more.

Summary of Sightseeing Destinations in Miyagi Prefecture

In Miyagi Prefecture, you can enjoy delicious food while enjoying nature and Japanese culture through various events.
There are too many places to cover everything in one article.
Come to Miyagi Prefecture and experience the awesomeness of it all for yourself!

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Last Updated : Jun. 23, 2022
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels
The Beautiful Natural Scenery of Miyagi Prefecture, Engulfed in a Gentle Glow! Introducing Popular Destinations in Japan's Tohoku Region!
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