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Tohoku Fall Foliage: 10 Best Places for Autumn Colors in Miyagi and the Best Times to Do So!

Sendai And Matsushima Autumn

Enjoying autumn colors in Miyagi is magical. In fall, when many tree leaves turn into is a fundamental part of Japan's fall season, and where better to catch sight of their lovely hues than in Miyagi, a prefecture known for its closeness with nature and all the beautiful benefits it brings? We've compiled 10 must-visit hotspots for autumn foliage within the prefecture into one handy list here for your convenience, including interesting places like impressive valleys and historical shrines. Hopefully, some of them will pique your interest! Main image photo credits: Entsuin Temple

Visiting the Sacred Japanese Gardens of Matsushima's Entsuin Temple

Sendai And Matsushima Temples

One of Japan's three major scenic spots, Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture, is home to Entsuin Temple. Also known as the matchmaking temple, it is also a popular thing to see in Matsushima for many tourists. There are many fun things to do at Entsuin Temple in addition to walking in its beautiful garden, making original prayer beads, and praying! The autumn leaves when illuminated is a sight you really must see.

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  • Aomori, Hirosaki And Hachinohe
  • Fukushima, Koriyama And Iwaki
  • Morioka, Hiraizumi And Hachimantai
  • Niigata And Sado
  • Sendai And Matsushima
  • Surrounding Areas Of Akita
  • Surrounding Areas Of Yamagata
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