Tagajo is located approximately 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Tokyo, the country's capital.
It's recommended not to limit your tour to the attractions of Tagajo because the surrounding region is laced with a wealth of interesting attractions. Isinomaki, lays 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest, and Watari lies 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast.
While you are in Tagajo, visit Sendai. Approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you'll find Aoba Castle (Sendai Castle), Museum of the Forest of Depths of the Earth and Sendai Stadium. Sendai has plenty to offer visitors happy to explore a little deeper. Miyagi Museum of Art, Tohoku University and Yagiyama Zoo are some of the other attractions worth a visit.
Ensuring you have the time to pick up some words Japanese separates the true travelers from the tourist hordes. A good example of such a sentence is "Isshoni odorimasenka?" (Would you like to dance with me?). One more handy one to use "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" (Where's the toilet?).
Much of Miyagi acknowledges Birthday of Emperor Akihito on the 23rd of December, so be prepared for changes to opening hours and transport schedules.
At the end of your time in this special place, say farewell the way Japanese's do, with a hearty "Sayōnara."