24 hours in Sendai, the capital of Miyagi,…

Hop on a bullet train from Tokyo for a whirlwind 24 hours in Sendai. Four hundred years ago, the feudal warlord Date Masamune founded Sendai as a castle town from where the powerful Date clan could…

Where to find wellness in Miyagi, Japan

After a day on the slopes or hiking along the coast, there’s nothing better than the soothing heat of an onsen. The Japanese have been enjoying these natural hot-spring baths for both health and pleasure…

Where to find adventure in Miyagi

When winter turns much of the Tohoku region white, skiers and snowboarders look to 1,841-metre Mount Zao, straddling the border of Miyagi and Yamagata Prefectures. The ski resorts in operation here from early December through…

Miyagi, Japan: how to get there

Only 90 minutes north of Tokyo, yet worlds apart, a trip to Miyagi Prefecture in the heart of Japan’s Tohoku region treats visitors to stunning mountain scenery, rugged coastline, healing waters and much more. In…