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Miyagi Prefecture has many delicious foods such as specialty products such as beef tongue, bamboo kamaboko, seri hotpot, and zunda mochi. It is rich in nature, including Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, and on the west side is Zao and Kurikoma, a series of mountains that show...

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Recommended sightseeing spots in Miyagi

Miyagi Prefecture has many delicious foods such as specialty products such as beef tongue, bamboo kamaboko, seri hotpot, and zunda mochi. It is rich in nature, including Matsushima, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, and on the west side is Zao and Kurikoma, a series of mountains that show off the scenery of each season.

In this article, we will introduce recommended sightseeing spots in Miyagi that you should visit and recommended rental cars that can be rented in the area.

Matsushima

Matsushima is a tourist destination representing Miyagi Prefecture and is counted as one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. The island is divided into three areas: Shiogama, Matsushima, and Oku-Matsushima, and each area has many attractions.

Speaking of Matsushima, there is a landscape called Matsushima's Four Great Views. If you're visiting Matsushima, be sure to rent a car and take in these four views while driving.

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Yakurai Garden

"Yakurai Garden" is a large garden with a total area of ​​150,000 square meters and 400 types of cultivated plants. It is a popular spot with seasonal flowers blooming, Instagrammable photo spots, a chapel, and cafes.

It is also attractive that the flowers bloom gorgeously in each season and can be enjoyed throughout the four seasons. In autumn, one of the largest illuminations in Miyagi Prefecture is held, and the beautiful illuminations are popular among people of all ages and genders.

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National Michinoku-Mori Lakeside Park

Michinoku-Mori Lakeside National Government Park is one of the largest parks in the prefecture where you can play all day long. There is a wide variety of play equipment that is very popular with children.

There are three areas within the park with different tastes surrounded by flowers and greenery, and you can enjoy a variety of beautiful scenery and flowers and trees throughout the year.

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Akiu Otaki

``Akiu Otaki'' is a waterfall that has a height of 55m and a width of 6m, allowing you to feel the grandeur of nature. It has been designated as a national scenic spot and is one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls.

The sound of the water falling with a roaring sound gives you a powerful feeling and makes for a beautiful sight. The view from the waterfall viewing platform is as if you are looking down from above, making it a spectacular vantage point where you can get a good view of the waterfall.

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Okama

Okama is a circular crater lake nestled between the three peaks of Zao, Kartadake, Kumanodake, and Goshikidake, and has a cauldron-like appearance. The surface of the lake is filled with emerald green water, giving it a calm and mysterious atmosphere.

The water temperature drops to 2 degrees Celsius at a depth of about 10 meters from the surface, and the deeper the water gets, the higher the temperature becomes, making it a special bi-warm water layer, making it a rare lake unlike any other in the world.

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