Miyagi: On the Trail to Recovery
The Michinoku Coastal Trail stretches more than 1,000 kilometers along the Pacific coast, crossing 4 prefectures from Aomori in the north, to Fukushima in the south. Canadian actor, Kyle Card hikes a length of untamed nature in Miyagi Prefecture, starting from the northern border with Iwate Prefecture to Kesennuma and Onagawa. He savors the rugged landscape and sees how locals are moving forward and recovering from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

Kesennuma City Memorial Museum

Remember the tragedy by visiting this memorial hall in the former Kesennuma Koyo High School building, which was heavily damaged by the tsunami.

Oshima Paddle Club

Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Kesennuma Oshima by stand up paddle.

Seapal-Pier Onagawa

Don't miss Onagawa's expansive, retail complex lined with shops and restaurants on a brick promenade leading to the waterfront.

Access

To reach Kesennuma from Tokyo, it takes 3.5 hours by Shinkansen and local train. Kyle walked along the coastline of Miyagi Prefecture from the northern border with Iwate Prefecture to Kesennuma and Onagawa in 4 days.