Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture and it is the largest city in the Tohoku region. It’s located approximately 368 kilometers north of Tokyo. Sendai was known as ‘The City of Trees’ due to being surrounded by great numbers of tree and plants. There are many attractive places in an around Sendai with great a transportation system.
Located near Aoba Castle, it was built in the 19th century and dedicated to the war dead from Miyagi Prefecture.
Locate on Mount Aoba and built by the feudal lord Date Masamune. The castle benefits from the natural defences of Sendai and today only the basement survives and it is a great location to see the Statue of Date Masamune on horseback, a symbol of Sendai. This is one of the main spots for panoramic views from Mount Aoba.
The downtown shopping area in Sendai is connected with the JR Train system and many shops are located along the street in this area. It is the biggest shopping arcade in the region and consists of numerous shopping malls and single shops.
The large statue of Bodhisattva Kannon (approximately 100 meters high) is the tallest Bodhisattva Kannon statue in Japan and the 6th tallest in the world.
From Sendai train station take the ‘Senseki line’ and get off at ‘Matsushima Kaigan’. It takes about 35 mins and is one of the most beautiful islands in Japan. Popular with tourists throughout the year, a sightseeing cruise in the bay is one of the best ways to enjoy this area.
Located in Yamagata Prefecture near Sendai, Ginzan Onsen has the Ginzan river cutting through the town. This area was originally developed around a silver mine but on modern times it is better known as one of Japan's prettiest Onsen towns, a popular destination for both Japanese and foreign tourists.
Located south of Sendai, Zao Fox Village is an open zoo where more than 100 foxes live free-range in a garden surrounded by nature. You can watch the foxes in a natural habitat with no fence between you and the foxes. Explore this new experience and enjoy contact with foxes in a safe open environment.
One of the ‘Don’t miss out activities’ is the ‘all-you-can-eat’ fruit picking tour where visitors can pick a variety of fruits straight from the trees. The fruits available vary with the seasons and visitors get 30 mins to eat what was picked.