History Through Story Telling

Kesennuma was heavily affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. There are around 40 story-telling guides including former civil servants, evacuation shelter managers, representative figures and residents of temporary housings, a former chief fire fighter and incumbent neighborhood association presidents to give you story tours varying in lengths and styles.
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Together With the Ocean

Located in the southeast of the Kitakami Mountain Range in the northernmost part of Miyagi Prefecture, Kesennuma is a natural port facing the Pacific Ocean, blessed with year-round tranquility. An area of 333.38km square, at the mouth of its bay, there is the beautiful island of Oshima, also known as the “Green Pearl”. The climate of the city is a moderate, oceanic type compared to that of internal Miyagi Prefecture. The city and its port were heavily damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in 2011, but today, continue to strive hand in hand towards recovery.

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Kesennuma Tourism & Convention Bureau

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