At a Glance
First, a brief introduction about the greatest town in Miyagi: Taiwa, home to 25 000, of which 2500 are Brazilian, is located two towns up from Izumi on Route 4 or just off the Taiwa exit on the Tohoku Expressway. Unfortunately, Taiwa does not have a JR station or a subway stop so the most convenient way to get to Taiwa is by car.
Taiwa does have a variety of natural activities to partake in. For example, swan-watching, frog-viewing and fish-looking. The local mountains provide good spots for picnics, especially at imonikai time. Tennis, fishing and campfires are permitted.
There's also hiking and camping in the Funagata Mountains.
Judo is practiced every Thursday and Saturday evenings at the local gym.
One of Miyagi's most important shrines, Hachiman Jinja, is in Taiwa; and Miyatoko, the summer home of Warlord Date Musamune remains as several memorials, traditional Japanese houses, and a museum.
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