- If you come to Sendai, here! 6 classic sightseeing spots in Sendai city
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If you come to Sendai, here! 6 classic sightseeing spots in Sendai city
Sendai Castle Ruins Sendai Castle Ruins is a must-see sightseeing spot in Sendai. The Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle), the residence of Date 620,000 goku, is said to have dared not to build a castle tower in order to avoid the vigilance of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The ruins of Sendai Castle are well known for the statue of Lord Date Masamune mounted on his horse, but because it is located at a high elevation within Sendai City, it is a pleasant spot to view the city from the same vantage point as Lord Masamune.
The area around the ruins of the castle is Aobayama Park, and from the ruins of the main citadel you can see the entire city of Sendai and the Pacific Ocean.
*The castle is located in the Aobayama Park.
Due to the earthquake that struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on March 16, 2022, the equestrian statue of Masamune Date is covered by a sheet and cannot be seen because it is undergoing restoration.
Address: 1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-Shi, Miyagi
Access: Immediately after getting off at JR Sendai Station West Exit Bus Terminal Loople Sendai "Sendai Castle Ruins"
Sendai Castle Ruins Zuihouden
The Zuihouden, the mausoleum of Date Masamune, is a gorgeous mausoleum building that conveys the style of the Momoyama period (1568-1600). The current building was reconstructed in 1979. The temple is especially impressive in early summer when the leaves are freshly green and in autumn when the leaves turn red, and the glittering decorations are breathtaking. Twice a year, in summer and fall, the main hall of the shrine is opened to the public, and visitors can see a precious statue of Masamune.
The temple also houses the mausoleums of the second and third lords Tadamune and Tsunamune, as well as a museum.
The museum also has a museum.
Address: 23-2 Otamayashita, Aoba-ku, Sendai-Shi, Miyagi
Access: A 7 minute walk from JR Sendai Station West Exit Bus Terminal Loople Sendai "Zuihoden Mae"
National Treasure Osaki Hachimangu Shrine
The shrine was founded in 1607 by feudal lord Date Masamune. Typical of the Gongen-zukuri style, it is decorated both inside and out with various carvings and metal fittings, and offers a glimpse of the splendid Momoyama-era architecture and culture of the Momoyama period. The long floor is designated as a national important cultural property, and the stone torii gate is designated as a prefectural important cultural property.
The shrine is revered as a god of good fortune, protection from bad luck, victory, and safe delivery.
The shrine is also known as the "Shrine of the Gods of the World".
Address: 4-6-1 Hachiman, Aoba-ku, Sendai-Shi, Miyagi
Access: Immediately after getting off at JR Sendai Station West Exit Bus Terminal Loople Sendai "Osaki Hachiman-mae"
The "Sendai Shiro", the god of business, is enshrined at this Fudo-san located in the "Chris Road Shopping Street" in the center of the city. In an effort to take advantage of this blessing, you will often see pictures and figurines of Sendai Shiro displayed in restaurants and souvenir stores in Sendai City. Sendai Shiro goods are also sold, and are recommended as souvenirs for good luck.
Address: 2-5-7 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-Shi, Miyagi (Chris Road Shopping District)
Access: A 10 minute walk from West Exit of JR Sendai Station
Sendai City Jozenji-dori
Jozenji-dori is the symbolic road of Sendai City. Surrounded by rows of zelkova trees, the promenade offers a stroll through fresh greenery, autumn leaves, and other seasonal charms. Various events are held throughout the four seasons, but the most famous is the "SENDAI Pageant of Light" illumination in winter. Hundreds of thousands of LED bulbs are installed along the zelkova trees, enveloping the street in warm light. Other events are held throughout the year, including the Aoba Festival in the spring and the Jazz Festival in the fall.
The eye-catching glass-walled building facing Jozenji-dori is Sendai Mediatheque. It is a public complex with a variety of functions, including a gallery, library, and video center.
Please check each official website for the latest information on events to be held in FY2022.
Address: Near 2 chome, Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-Shi, Miyagi
Access:Immediately after getting off at Kotodaikoen Station on the Sendai Municipal Subway Namboku Line
Sendai Morning Market
"Kitchen in Sendai" Sendai Morning Market is a shopping district with abundant fresh ingredients from the local Miyagi prefecture. Its history began in 1945, shortly after the war, and even with the progress of urbanization in front of the station, the scenery of the old morning market remains unchanged. Approximately 60 stores line up, including fresh seafood off Sanriku, Sendai brand fruits and vegetables, and Sendai's specialty kamaboko. Even though it is a morning market, the shop is open until the evening, so you can enjoy shopping slowly.
Address: 3-8-5 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-Shi, Miyagi
Access: A 5 minute walk from West Exit of JR Sendai Station
One minute’s walk from West 1 Exit of Sendai Subway Station
For sightseeing in Sendai, we recommend using the Sotetsu Fresa Inn Sendai, opening July 1, 2022!
Due to the earthquake that occurred off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on March 16, 2022, some facilities are closed or have reduced operating hours. Please check each official website for the latest information before visiting.