This is a prefecture with many temples and shrines of historical note, including Zuigan-ji and Osaki Hachimangu, both of whose main structures are registered as National Treasures. Another Miyagi highlight is Naruko Onsen-kyo, a hot springs village with over 1,000 years of history that boasts an incredible nine of the eleven different types of hot springs waters found in Japan. Come feel the splendor of the changing seasons in cherry blossoms, summer seas, fall foliage, and ice rime (a special type of frost that covers trees).

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