At a Glance
Shichikashuku is a small town located in the far southwestern corner of Miyagi Prefecture in the Zaō Mountains. Parts of the town are within the borders of the Zaō Quasi-National Park or the Zaō Kōgen Prefectural Natural Park. It is the smallest town in Miyagi based on population.
The economy of Shichikashuku is largely based on agriculture and forestry. In order to get to Shichikashuku you need a car as the town is not serviced by any rail lines.
Shichikashuku has some exquisite scenery. The most popular place to visit is Shichikashuku Dam and Shichikashuku Dam Nature Resting Park. Zaimokuiwa Park is a park located in the downstream of Shichikashuku Dam. The park is built with water and valley rocks as its theme.
Places to Eat
Places to See
Things to Do
Cafe that has unlimited bread/assorted drinks when you come for lunch along with pretty decent food!
Kuranken Cafe くらけんCafe
The other cafe in Shichikashuku. Charcoal ice cream, coffee, also has a BBQ grill that you can rent. They also do mochi making in the winter! You can rent out the place and have a party and sleepover (just bring your own bedding)! For inquiries, we recommend calling the place.
A soba restaurant with noodles made from locally grown buckwheat. The noodles are also 100% buckwheat, with no wheat flour added. Best soba* in Miyagi, also featured on the Michelin guide!
Soba Yoshinoya そばの吉野屋
More delicious 100% buckwheat soba. This is the place to go for tempura and soba! It has weird limited hours (11AM -3PM) but it's worth it!
Mt. Fubo Peace Park 不忘平和記念公園
At the base of Mt. Fubo is a pretty large park to memorialise three bombers which crash-landed into the side of the mountain in 1945 along with the efforts of the townsfolk of Shichikashuku to rescue the survivors. Definitely one of the more remote and 'forgotten' parts of Miyagi. If you feel extra adventurous, you can hike up the mountain on the same path taken by the rescuers and go through some of the wreckage of the planes
Shichigashuku Park - 七ヶ宿公園
At Shichigashuku Park there is Shichigashuku Lake and Shichigashuku Road Station all along the Shiroishi River! Say that five times fast. Just a good place to enjoy nature and breathe.
FamilyMart + COOP Shichikashuku
Only convenience store + supermarket in town and the only one for 20-40 mins in all directions. Fairly large since it also is a mix of COOP and Familymart. Might be the biggest convenience store you will see. It has a sitting area where you can eat your snacks and a coin laundry attached on the other side.