Miyagi prefecture (宮城県 Miyagi-ken) is in the northeastern Tohoku region of the main Japanese island Honshu.
WARNING On 11th March 2011 the prefecture was hit by an earthquake with a 8.9 magnitude followed by a tsunami and several aftershocks. The Shinkansen connecting the capital, Sendai, with Tokyo resumed service on 25 April 2011. While areas along the coast are still heavily damaged, the rest of the prefecture is operating as usual.
Sakunami — small hot spring town located near Sendai.
Tashiro-island — This island is know as "cats island." All the residence on the island are taking care of cats. This island is hit by Tsunami on March 11th, 2011. But now almost everything is same as before 311 and all the cats are there. If you love cats, this is a good place to visit. You can take a ferry, Amichi-line(網地ライン）, from Ishinomaki-city and get off at Nitoda(二斗田).
Gyu-tan — grilled slices of cow tongue with salt or miso are traditionally the famous dish in Sendai. On the second floor of Sendai Station, you can find several restaurants dedicated to this local favorite.
Sushi — There are many sushi restaurants in Sendai and coastal locations.
Zunda — Sweet mashed young soy bean paste, generally offered as a mochi or dango topping, but as a local specialty, is also available in some locations as an ice cream, cake, and jam flavor as well.
Hatto — a special noodle soup only usually available in select towns of Miyagi, such as Tome and Kurihara. The noodles are larger and denser than other kinds of noodles, served in soy sauce or miso-flavored soup alongside vegetables.
Shark fin soup — A popular coastline special, especially renowned in Kesennuma.
Aburafu-don — Similar to the gyu-don found elsewhere in Japan, but features the local specialty of abura-fu. Lower in calories and with an appealing texture, it's definitely something to try if you are a lover of gyu-don, oyako-don, and all those other -dons.