Narita International Airport to Sendai Airport: About 1 hour
Sendai Airport to Minamisanriku (bus): About 2 hours
Tokyo Station to Sendai Station: About 2 hours 30 min
Sendai Station to Minamisanriku (bus): About 1 hour 50 min
Urawa IC (Tokyo) to Sendai Minami IC: About 4 hours
Sendai Minami IC to Minamisanriku: About 2 hours 30 min
Song of Minami Sanriku
We know the dangers as well as the bounties of nature.
Our fishermen have fished in the sea for countless generations with strong camaraderie, competing with each other but always cheering each other on.
In freezing winter, the songs of our children as they visit their neighbors’ houses on the beach can be heard as they are borne on the wind.
In summer, big painted lanterns onboard fishing boats light up the night creating a magical marine fantasy world.
We overcame tsunami disasters in the Meiji and Showa eras. Even when the tsunami caused great damage, we were able to rise up time and again to return to our former lives. We put together our heads and strength, never giving up.
We have shown our children how to live our lives and they will follow in our footsteps.
The mountains provide us with rice, beans, and apples.
At the end of a long journey covering great distances, the salmon come all the way back to the sea of Minami Sanriku.
People, plants, and fish living in harmony. This indeed is Minami Sanriku!
No matter what trials we face in the future, we will tackle them with a strength and vitality equal to the sea. We will create new ties with people who visit this town and add their strength to our ours.
The tide rises and the tide falls in an endless cycle.
We live in this town today, looking at the sea with pride in our hearts.
Minami Sanriku Tourism Board:
Tourism Board website (Japanese)
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