Lying just off the coast of the Oshika Peninsula, Tashirojima is a small island that is dominated by furry, four-legged felines. Here, the stray cats far outnumber the humans who call this their home. Surrounded by the azure waters of the mighty Pacific, Japan's Cat Island was once home to about a thousand humans, however, over time, the population has dwindled down to a mere hundred. The enormous population of cats hearkens back to the Edo era, and a belief which suggests that feeding cats is a sure-fire way to attract prosperity. An ode to this belief is Neko-jinja, a humble cat shrine which lies nestled in the island's very heart. Having captured the imagination of the world at large, Tashirojima is often featured in media and is one of the best-kept cat islands of the country.
Follow the works of the manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori at the Ishinomori Manga Museum. Manga or Mangaka is a popular form of comic art in the country through which comics and anime have been created. The museum was established in the year 2001, where the exterior structure is a true example of modern day architecture. Due to the tsunami and earthquake in 2011, the museum was closed for repairs and reopened in 2012 and now includes life works of the artist.
Visit this beautiful site called the Saitō Garden that was built during the Meiji period. The best time to visit the garden is during the season of spring since you will come across a number of vibrant colored plants and trees. On the garden premises, there are traditional Japanese houses of which one has been converted into a museum showcasing articles belonging to the Jōmon period.
Constructed in 2000, the Miyagi Stadium is one of the most visited arenas to enjoy a game of football. The football field is capable of accommodating a massive 49133 spectators. There is a 9 lane 400 meter (1312.3 feet) track on the outskirts of the grass field for athletic games. The field hosts practice sessions, county as well as national matches. They have also hosted multiple international matches including World Cups.