Ishinomaki is the second most populous city in Miyagi Prefecture after Sendai. It is located along the coast, about 60km northeast of Sendai, and is a port town, fishing being its main industry.
Ishinomaki is known for its delicious food (from both the sea and the land), its beautiful natural scenery and its connection to manga.
On March 11, 2011 the city was struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake and much of the city was devastated by the following tsunami. On top of enjoying Ishinomaki's amazing food, sights and experiences, this visit is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the disaster and the inspiring reconstruction and recovery efforts over the last 8 years.