Everything is within easy reach in Miyagi Prefecture: sightseeing spots, hot springs, shopping and local cuisine. The traditional 'Kokeshi' doll, currently experiencing a resurgence among young people, makes an ideal gift from here. Recently you can find kokeshi made of sweets and blending together with designs from the past. The region is full of great cuisine, like the unique flavors of beef tongue, known as Gyutan; and the gentle sweetness of Zunda, a sweet soybean paste special to Sendai. Miyagi is also the place to find the Zao Fox Village - a place where people from all over come to hold baby foxes.