At a Glance
Osato is one of the larger (area wise) towns in Miyagi, but unfortunately doesn't have much in it. Historically it was quite important given the leader of the 1613 expedition to Rome was born in Osato. The town mascot references this.
It's quite the pretty area come sunset in autumn, when the rice lays heavy in the fields and the setting sun casts its golden rays over the
Places to Eat
Places to Visit
Things to Do
Hanyuten Shrine - 羽生天神社
A small shrine in the hometown of Olympic/World Champion/world record holding figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu; has seven beautiful shuin, and you can have tea with the head priest. You might see Mr. Hanyu come and visit every so often, apparently?
Shinmeisha - 神明社
A Shinto shrine that sometimes has small festivals. Located next to a Shell station that may or may not only fuel semi trucks.
Hasekura Memorial Park - 支倉メモリアルパーク
Hasekura Tsunenaga was a samurai and a retainer of Date Masemune. He was the first Japanese person to sail to Rome on a diplomatic mission. He is considered the first Japanese ambassador to the Americas and Spain. He went on multiple missions to Europe before Japan underwent years of isolation. This park is dedicated to him.
A lovely park with Sakura trees as far as the eye can see. It's on a big hill with many places to spread out and chill; perfect for hanami! Access is off the main road via a very tiny road that is lined with many houses. Look for the sign with the ship. You can park in the big grass clearing at the base.
Hometown Land (DEMOLISHED)
A tiny park located next to a Komeri. It's a landmark of sorts that people use to know "Oh, I'm in Osato". Features a mockup of a 1700s sailing ship. RIP Ship.