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Minamisanriku Town, Onagawa Town, Ishinomaki City

21-1 Sakamoto, Tokura, Minamisanriku Town, Motoyoshi-gun, Miyagi Prefecture, 986-0781
Open hours: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM 
Closed: Tuesdays, December 29th to January 3rd
Access: [By BRT] About 60 minutes walk from BRT Rikuzen-Togura Station|[ By car ] About 20 minutes from Sanriku Coastal Road, Shizugawa IC

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Climb up Mt. Tatsugane, which fills with azalea blossoms in late May, and Mt. Ishinage. From the ridgeline, gaze down at the lovely village woodlands, the shape of the ria coast, and surrounding islands as you walk. Soak your fatigue away at the footbath and hot springs down in the newly reconstructed town. Feel the lifestyle of the little beach villages of Oshika Peninsula as you walk, looking out at Mangokuura with its robust oyster and nori seaweed cultivation. Then travel by boat from the tip of Oshika Peninsula to follow the pilgrimage route of Kinkasan Island, one of the three great sacred sites of Mutsu, where you can find wild deer and monkeys and see giant beech and zelkova trees. See Ajishima Island, with its swimming beach, white sands and panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, and Tashirojima Island, where cats are enshrined as fishing gods. The course within the city is a leisurely stroll on a walking path along the Kitakami river.