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Museum in Ishinomaki

Ishinomori Mangattan Museum

This popular manga museum's otherworldly spaceship structure survived the tsunami largely intact, while the collection has since been restored and rejuvenated. The work of influential manga-ka (cartoonist) and local…
Food Hall in Ishinomaki

Common-ship Hashidori

Constructed haphazardly from caravans, pine beams, fake turf and fairy lights, this pop-up community dining and gathering space is emblematic of Ishinomaki's reconstruction. Burgers and other street-food-style bites…
Museum in Ishinomaki

Miyagi Sant Juan Bautista Museum

A full-scale replica of the Spanish-style Japanese-made ship Sant Juan Bautista, commissioned by Date Masamune in 1613 as part of a diplomatic mission to Europe, is on display here (though visitors can no longer go …
Park in Ishinomaki

Hiyori-yama Kōen

In the hills above Ishinomaki, 56m above sea level, this beautiful park stands on the site of the former Ishinomaki castle. Offering sweeping views over the city, it's a wonderful spot to relax. The park's 400 cherr…