THE TRAVEL JUNKIE IN ANA HOLIDAY INN SENDAI – We have travelled a lot but we had never been to Tohoku, so Sendai seemed like the perfect place for our trip to the continent and it has inadvertently taken a little spot in our hearts. Sendai was… Continue Reading

DINNER IN ICHIBANCHO, SENDAI – During our last visit to Sendai we went to a local restaurant in Ichibancho area. We came across a totally refurbished space, filled with lots of light and very welcoming. The menu is full of delicious things. If… Continue Reading

EXPLORE MATSUSHIMA BAY – Matsushima has been long celebrated as a place of romance, spirituality and elegance. Come for the landscape of 260 pine-covered islands. Uncover the stories behind the mysterious caves, three red bridges, and centuries-old temples. Take a leisurely walk… Continue Reading

VISITING GODAIDO TEMPLE, MATSUSHIMA – After walking around Matsushima Retro Gallery, we went all the way up to Godaido Temple. This is a must-see symbol of Matsushima. It was founded in 807 and reconstructed by Date Masamune in 1604. It is named for… Continue Reading

MORI NO GOHANYA CHERISH, SENDAI IZUMI PREMIUM OUTLETS – I had the absolute pleasure of eating at Mori No Gohanya Cherish, Sendai Izumi Premium Outlets. Anyway despite all the fanfare, I arrived and there was absolutely no sense of a pretentious, pompous, self congratulating “We are SO… Continue Reading

DISCOVER SENDAI CASTLE – A few weeks ago we spent a couple of days in Sendai. We love visiting different spots in Tohoku and especially those that we haven’t been to before. Sendai Castle is the must-go to area to visit in… Continue Reading

THE TRAVEL JUNKIE IN MIYAGI ZAO ROYAL HOTEL – We love traveling and there’s so many different ways of doing it. You can go on a trip to explore new places or to onsen in the Miyagi Zao Royal Hotel. You can travel to have fun with… Continue Reading

GUIDE TO MIYAGI ZAO KOKESHI MUSEUM – In the modern Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Museum, there are many intersting areas, including an exhibition hall exhibiting Kokeshi dolls from across the country, a booth where demonstrations are given by Kokeshi artisans, an experience area where travel junkies… Continue Reading

HAPPY END AT YAMABOUSHI RESTAURANT, MIYAGI-ZAO – One of the things that we like most about traveling is eating new food and Miyagi-Zao is home to the perfect spot, which became our favourite place to have lunch: Yamaboushi restaurant, 30 minutes from Shiroishi-Zao station.