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About Miyagi

Miyagi is one of the most beautiful prefectures in Japan, offering a majestic nature and wonderful tastes of traditional food all around the year.

Okama Crater Lake
Okama Crater Lake is a well-known symbol of Zao, as well as the snow monsters in winter. This circular crater lake is surrounded by the three mountains (Katta, Kumano and Goshiki) of the Zao mountain range. The name of Okama comes from the shape of the lake, which looks like a KAMA, a Japanese traditional cooking pot. The color of the water is gorgeous emerald green and changes in shade several times a day according to the angle of the sunlight.
Togatta Onsen
Togatta Onsen is a hot spring resort with a 400-year old history surrounded by the magnificent Zao mountain range. There are some accommodations with hot spring facilities and two public bathes in the area. This onsen is good for health, especially effective in relieving nerve pain, rheumatism, and other health conditions.
Miyagi is one of the richest rice-producing areas in Japan. The rice in Miyagi has many varieties of tastes such as Sasanishiki and Hitomebore and absolutely an integral part of the Japanese food culture. It is not just a staple food in Japan but also becomes sake and confectionary.
Miyagi has a lot of sake breweries and you can enjoy the top quality local sake produced by the combination of the high-quality rice in Miyagi and the fresh water from the mountains. The taste of sake is so smooth and generous that it matches Western cuisine as well as Japanese food.
Miyagi is also famous for fresh and tasty Sushi because the east side of the prefecture is located directly on the sea and there are lots of ports around the prefecture nearby.
The most popular local sweet in Miyagi is Zunda-Mochi. It is a mochi (sticky rice cake) topped with mashed and sweetened edamame beans. This traditional sweet can be enjoyed in a number of different forms, such as crapes and ice cream.