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A Fall Foliage Viewing Spot in Miyagi: Fiery Red Maple Leaves Covering a Famous Mountain to the South of Mount ZaoSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Miyagi Prefecture boasts Akiu Great Falls, one of the three greatest waterfalls in Japan and Matsushima, one of the Three Views of Japan, both of which are also famous fall foliage viewing spots. But if you want to appreciate the beauty of fall foliage in a quiet place, Choroko Lake in Shiroishi is recommended. Although not massively popular, the region has fiery red fall foliage and Mount Fubo (“Fubosan” in Japanese), a famous mountain to the south of Mount Zao.
Date Masamune Festival: a Grand Procession of Awe-Inspiring WarriorsSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Date Masamune resided in Iwadeyama, Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, when he was a hot-blooded youth. He led an army of 3,000 fearless warriors and headed for Kyoto, the center of Japan of that period. With the stirrups patterned with tigers, leopards, bears or peacocks, Date Masamune’s samurais on horses wore half-moon-bearing armor, held golden tachi and had a commanding presence. To commemorate the history, local people hold the Date Masamune Festival (Masamune-kou Matsuri) on the second Sunday of September every year.
Tashirojima, a Paradise for Cats in Miyagi PrefectureSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Japan has many small islands with a large feline population, and even several places called “cat islands”. Some of them have turned into tourist attractions for cat lovers in recent years. Miyagi Prefecture also boasts such a cat island, Tashirojima.
Jozenji Street Jazz Festival in Sendai, the Biggest Street Concert in JapanSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
On September 9 & 10, 2017, the Jozenji Street Jazz Festival in Sendai will be held around Sendai’s Jozenji Street, which is lined with many trendy cafés and dessert bars.
Sendai Tanabata Festival, One of the Three Great FestivalsSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
The Tohoku region host many festivals, including the Three Great Festivals, namely the Aomori Nebuta Festival, the Akita Kanto Festival and the Sendai Tanabata (“July 7” in the lunar calendar) Festival. Among them, the 2017 Sendai Tanabata Festival began on August 6, 2017 and lasted for three days.
Miyagi Prefecture – Sendai Tanabata MatsuriSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
The Sendai Tanabata Matsuri is one of the three great festivals of the Tohoku region.
For three days every year, from August 6th through August 8th, you can see beautiful Tanabata decorations all across Sendai City.
Tanabata is the name given to the one day per year on which Orihime and Hikoboshi were allowed to meet each other. The event was once related to the “Star Legend” and “Festival to Plead for Skills” that were brought to Japan from China, but it has since evolved into a Japan-specific event called Tanabata.
In recent times, many places celebrate Tanabata on the Gregorian calendar’s July 7th, but there are still many places that celebrate it on August 7th, which is close to Japan’s old lunisolar calendar’s July 7th.
Miyagi Prefecture – Sendai Aoba FestivalSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
The Sendai Aoba Festival is one of Sendai’s three major festivals. It was first held in 1655, making it a festival with a long-standing history behind it.
It is an annually held festival of Aoba Shrine, which enshrines Date Masamune. 2017’s festival will be the 33rd Sendai Aoba Festival, a grand celebration for “Date Masamune’s 450th Birthday.”
The festival is held over the course of two days every year. The first day hosts the “Evening Festival,” while the second day is the “Main Festival.”
Breathtaking, broad vistas of seas, mountains and skies Tohoku’s lush, natural beauty will live on in your heart.SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Experience the natural beauty and history of Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan.