Discover Ishinomaki

Ishinomaki is a port city known for Kinkasan, a small island just off the coast. Here, you'll find well-preserved historic temples and friendly deer roaming freely around the island. A visit to Ishinomaki and Kinkasan provides a delightful combination of natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Things to see and do


Getting around in Ishinomaki

The two main sights in Ishinomaki are islands, which require getting on a ferry to get there. Once on the islands itself, you can get to the sights on foot. 


Getting to Ishinomaki

Public transportation: 

Travelers who come by public transportation need to get off at Ishinomaki station or Onagawa station, to get to either Ishinomaki Port or Onagawa Port. From Ishinomaki station, it is about 25 minutes walking to the port, but there is also a museum and park along the way. From Onagawa station, it takes about 10 minutes to reach Onagawa Port. 


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How long to stay in Ishinomaki

We recommend staying in Ishinomaki for about one day. 

Hotels in Ishinomaki

Flights to Ishinomaki

The nearest and most convenient airport is Yamagata Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 2 hours

  • by public transport: approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes

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