city in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
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Ishinomaki (石巻市; ishinomaki-shi) is a city in Miyagi. It has a population of around 165,000 people.

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Mangattan Museum

Ishinomaki was one of the towns hardest hit by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, with the tsunami reaching up to 5 km inland and some 3,400 people killed.

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  • The replica of the Japanese-built galleon San Juan Batista
  • Mount Kinka
  • Ojika Whale Park
  • Ishinomaki St. John the Apostle Orthodox Church
  • Kadanowaki area, once a sandy beach that completely disappeared after the tsunami.

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Whale sashimi

The fishing port of Ayukawa (鮎川) is one of the homes of Japan's controversial whaling fleet, and whale (鯨 or くじら, kujira) is a local speciality served in many restaurants. Ethics aside, few locals are enamored with the stuff: in addition to tasting like fishy meat, it's commonly associated with wartime deprivation and school lunches.

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  • 1 [dead link] Conbini Ayers Rock Hotel (コンビニAyersRockホテル), 立町1丁目6-21 (exit Ishinomaki Station, go 1 block south and 3 blocks east; across from Ishinomaki Grand Hotel), +81 225-23-5030. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 10:00. This hotel is a remodeled dormitory. There are vending machines and laundry machines. Single room for ¥3,980, twin room for ¥6,480, parking costs extra.
  • 2 Ryokan Tochigi (旅館とちぎ), 鋳銭場2-12 (From the SE corner of Ishinomaki Station, this ryokan is 50m south down a footpath.), +81 225-93-0510, fax: +81 225-93-0845. Check-in: 15:000, check-out: 10:00. This is an old business ryokan. It has many single and double rooms. There are shared baths and bathrooms. The friendly staff only speak Japanese. Fare includes breakfast and parking..

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Routes through Ishinomaki
Minami Sanriku  N   S  MatsushimaSendai
Kesennuma ← Minami Sanriku ←  N   S  MatsushimaShiogamaSendai
YuzawaOsaki  W   E  END



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