60 Million Visitors*
come to Miyagi Prefecture every year. Rich with greenery and tree-lined streets, the prefectural capital of Sendai is known as the "City of Trees." Miyagi’s magnificence and charm are found not only in its scenic beauty, but also in its festivals and numerous cultural events. Although Miyagi suffered tremendous losses in the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, it has made a vibrant recovery through the kind support of people throughout the world. Miyagi is looking forward to your visit!
*2015 data courtesy of the Miyagi Prefecture Commerce, Industry and Tourism Department, Tourism Division
■ Population: Approximately 2.32 million
■ Total Area: 7,282 km2(2,812 mi2)
■ Prefectural Capital: Sendai
■ Sister States/ Provinces: Jilin Province (China), Delaware (United States), and the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital (Italy)
■ International Relations: In 2017, Miyagi Prefecture and the U.S. state of Delaware celebrate the 20th anniversary of the forming of their Sister State relationship. In addition to student exchanges and cultural exchanges, events are being held in Delaware where products produced in Miyagi Prefecture are sold with the aim of developing sales channels, as well as a food fair where Delaware’s Japanese Restaurants offer cuisine made with Miyagi ingredients. Miyagi Prefecture is also continuing its economically-focused exchange with Russia’s Nizhegorod Oblast, driven by a cooperative agreement enacted between the governors of the two states in 2010.