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Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)

Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-214-8544
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Castle no more with a panoramic city view

Access to this place is easy using the Sendai Loople bus. Only the foundation of the castle and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Just a walk

This castle give you the history about Sendai Can walk around rather long time, have nice panorama... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Rita V
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Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-214-8544
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Access to this place is easy using the Sendai Loople bus. Only the foundation of the castle and castle walls remain. But my time spent here is worth it; the castle ground, sitting a top of a hill provides a vantage point for a panoramic...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This castle give you the history about Sendai Can walk around rather long time, have nice panorama view over Sendai Does has a shop with local product and souvenirs ,has sometimes like galleries From the city you have to take bus to there

Thank Rita V
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The must-see destination in Sendai although I think the Sendai City Museum is a better place to spend time. The walk up to the castle from the museum, though short, is a fairly steep one so judge your fitness level first. Taxis that take you...More

Thank ceemohan
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We first learned about the Sendai (Aoba) Castle complex at Sendai City Museum and then decided to walk up to the castle site. The distance is short, but it is a very steep route of about 800 meters (a half mile). As we aren’t young...More

Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was a fun place to visit. The shrine was neat and the statue was great! The first time we went there, there were samurai's there to take pictures with but the 2nd time we went, they weren't there. I'm not sure why one day...More

1  Thank Krissie B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We chose to see the city on foot and walked from our hotel near Sendai Station to the castle grounds. It wasn't a huge distance, but the castle is on top of a steep hill. It was worth the effort. Unfortunately, the museum was closed...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

You can view Sendai city from this spot. It also has a statue of Date Masamune, a warrior and Founder of Sendai City.

Thank Jowesh G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I went there as a history fan, and I was not disappointed. Though the few ruins that remain from the actual castle don't stand as the main point of interest there, the statue of Date Masamune, the incredible view of the city, the castle museum...More

Thank RiriSilversword
Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you are spending some time in Sendai, it is definitely worth incorporating a visit to Sendai Castle into a sightseeing trip around the city. The view of Sendai is gorgeous and offers many photo opportunities. However, there is not much to see of the...More

Thank Eugenia S
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

It's a worth visit of you are in Sendai. It takes around 30-40 mins to go around the castle. The main thing is the statue of the emperor on the horse. You can also have a look of the Sendai city from one of its...More

Thank drgauravsanjay
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