The "Hidden-Beauty" Small Towns / Villages in Japan - "Shikama Town" in Miyagi Prefecture

May 15, 2016

Shikama Town is small in size and population, however, it has very long history since Nara period in the 8th century.  The town is in general called as "Kappa's home town".

 

 

1. The Basic Information on "Shikama Town" :

 

- The Total Area:  109.28 km2

- The Population: 7,280 persons (as of 2016)

- The Density of Population:  66.1 persons / km2

- The Railway:  There is no train line and station within the village

- The Main Roads:  The National Road - #457.  There are no other main road going through the village

- The Bus:  Miyako Bus Transportation

- The Airport:  The nearest airport is Sendai Domestic Airport in 45-minute drive from the town.

 

 

2. The Main Industry:

 

- Aguriculture (Mainly Rice)

 

 

3. The Recommended Spots for Sightseeing Near "Shikama Town":

 

 

3-1  Mt. Funagata :

 

 

3-2  Shikama Falls :

 

 

3-3  Suzunuma :

 

 

3-4  Atagoyama :

 

 

3-4  Shikama Hirasawa Onsen:

 

 

 

< Mt. Funagata Ranges >

 

 

< Suzu Numa >

 

 

< Shikama Falls >

 

 

< Mt. Aigo Flower Park >

 

 

< Shikama Hirasawa Onsen >

 

 

 

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