Shiogama Fish Market

Tokyo is know for the Tsukiji Fish Market, which is one of the world’s largest fish markets. I have not visited there, but instead had a chance to go to one in Shiogama, Sendai that is about 30 minutes by train from Sendai Station. It is the largest fish market I have been to, and it was quite an… Read more

Dontosai Festival

Dontosai is a winter festival held only in the Migayi prefecture (that’s where Sendai is) in Japan every year around the 14th of January. The Sendai Tourism Website sums it up briefly: This traditional event is held at shrines where worshippers bring their New Year’s decorations to be burned in a large bonfire and pray… Read more