Miyagi is located 350km north of Japan's capital, Tokyo. Its prefectural seat and the largest city in the Tohoku region is the city of Sendai with a population of 10.5 million people. Miyagi has continued to live in harmony with nature, thus Sendai has come to be known as 'The City of Trees'.

The Miyagi prefecture was flourishing during the 17th century, an age of civil strife in Japan. The ruins of the castle Date afford a magnificent view of the entire city. Today, many residents visit the castle grounds to unwind and take in the view. By Shinkansen (Bullet Train), you can cover the distance between Tokyo and Miyagi in approximately 90 minutes. Miyagi has a flourishing commercial and service industry, and it is also a well-established centre of education.

The 'Sendai Tanabata Festival' held in August is one of the three largest festivals held in the Tohoku region and is attended by a great many tourists each year. The Hirose River, which transects Sendai, is a widely recognized symbol of Miyagi, and a popular spot for fishing and enjoying outdoor sports such as kayaking. There are also many other arresting sights in the surrounding area. Matsushima, located in north-east Miyagi, is known as being one of the three most scenic sights in Japan, and the beautiful changing coastlines, which can be savoured from aboard a cruise ship, are truly breathtaking.

Areas such as Naruko, Sakunami, and Akiu which are famous for their therapeutic hot springs also attract many tourists. Japan's renowned fishing ports such as Shiogama and Ishimaki are also located nearby, supplying the area with an abundance of fresh seafood. Miyagi is also well known for a great variety of exquisite 'beef tongue' cuisines. Miyagi prefecture as a whole is also renowned for rice farming and for the myriad brands of Japanese sake (rice wine).

One of the venues of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™, the Miyagi Stadium, is also located within the city. It is the home stadium of the J.1 football club, Vegalta Sendai. As the Tohoku region's centre of sports, Sendai also has professional baseball and basketball teams. 

Miyagi prefecture suffered devastating damage from the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, which struck Japan on 11 March last year, but the people of Miyagi have overcome insurmountable difficulties and hardships to take a significant step forward towards restoration.