Misato's PR character, Ko-chan! Representing both the area's abundant rice fields and cattle ranches.
At a Glance
Misato is a small town in Miyagi which largely follows the course of the Naruse river as it meanders towards the coastline. It's another recently made town, formed through the merger of the two villages, Kogota and Nango. Famous for its cattle, rice, and sake, Misato truly does represent its name (beautiful village).
The area has been settled since the late Jomon period, and has a number of ruins and archaeological sites located throughout. It also a major rail interchange, with the Ishinomaki and Rikuu East Lines starting here.
Places to Eat
Things to See
Things to Do
Japanese Style Western Sweets Bakery Mikawa - 和洋菓子ガトーみかわ
A fairly famous patisserie, featured regularly on TV within the prefecture and occasionally nationally. Especially well known for their "cow shoe" cream puffs, which are known to sell out within an hour of the store opening!
Ineshokuya - 禾食や
A local patisserie and quiche shop, who partners with Sakura no Ma.
Small neighbourhood cafe located close to Kogata station. Has good lunch deals and adorable dessert designs.
Sakura no Ma: Cafe + Photo - 桜の間
A small cafe located off Route 108. While the menu isn't the largest, they do offer non-dairy options for all their coffees and a few sweets on rotation. The owner will also let you meet their Shiba, and will talk about photography with you!