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Kesennuma city is a fishing port situated in northeast Miyagi.


"Kes" has many beautiful and interesting attractions such as Oshima Island, Mt. Amba, Iwaisaki Blowhole and the fish market.


Oshima Island is the beautiful attraction that is generally number one on sightseers’ lists. Besides the aqua coloured ocean and the squeaky white sand beaches, Oshima is the home of Mt. Kameyama or "Turtle Mountain".


The mountain top can be reached by riding a brightly coloured chair-lift or by hiking up through lush plant life. The view is amazing!!! -the vast ocean in which groups of small islands nestle, families of dolphins frolicking in the surf, and Kesennuma city in the background.


Mount Amba, amoung numerous climbable and very scenic mountains around Kes, is a hiker’s dream. A mere 30-40 minute hike is rewarded by a breathtaking view of Kesennuma and Oshima. This adventure is especially memorable if undertaken at night!!!


Iwaisaki Blowhole is situated approximately 10 minutes south of Kesennuma city on the coast and is a must see from the powerful blowhole to the picturesque sunsets.


Lastly if you have always dreamed of rising at 5am on a Sunday morning to check out thousands of freshly caught fish, the Kes fish market is the place to visit!!! Not an experience to be missed??


From Sendai, Kesennuma is a handy 2-3 hour scenic costal ride by car or train. So please take up the challenge, make the journey and come check it out.




by Kim O’Brien




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