Sightseeing in Sendai

Sightseeing in Sendai


2017.12.18

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Sightseeing in Sendai

A little more humble than many other cities in Japan, the beauty of Sendai is the fact that it balances between being big enough to have the exciting energy of a city while still being home to a small town charm. Whether you're making it your base as you explore the wide Miyagi area or you're wanting to explore the city in its entirety, Sendai always has something to offer. While you're in town be sure to try the local cuisine and sneak into the hidden local sites to truly immerse yourself in this city's unique way of life.

  • Sightseeing in Sendai

    Sightseeing in Sendai

    There's no better way to kick off your exploration through the city than by visiting Honmaru, the city’s famous castle park area. Here you can take a moment to soak in the impressive city Sendai is and get context for your day of sightseeing. While you’re there be sure to make a visit to the stunning and historic Gokoku Shrine located just a stone’s throw away.

    Sightseeing in Sendai

    Sightseeing in Sendai

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    4.0

    รีวิว 600
    place
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Otamayashita 23-2
    phone
    0222626250

    Now it’s time to head to Zuihoden, one of Sendai’s most precious historical spots. The location of Date Masamune’s mausoleum. Masamune is a powerful figure in the area’s history; he was one of the most powerful feudal lords of the Edo Period and the first in a long line of Date lords to rule over Sendai. Spend some time here wandering around, soaking up the history of the area, and admiring the incredible attention to detail intricately woven into every detail of this structure.

    Sightseeing in Sendai

    Sightseeing in Sendai

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    3.5

    รีวิว 17
    place
    Miyagi Pref. Sendaishi Aoba-ku Sakuragaokakouen 1-1
    phone
    0222222830

    Now it’s time to trek to Gengo Chaya for lunch and it’s tonkatsu on the menu. Also while you’re here you have to try the zunda mochi. Zunda is actually a sweet bean paste unique to the city. Made by boiling young soy beans then seasoning them with sugar and salt it's usually used to sweeten up mochi and dumplings. Beyond the typical styles though there are some rather strange and tasty ways to try zunda, like the zunda shake. This bizarre but delicious combination of bright green soybeans and vanilla ice-cream is also available on the second floor of Sendai Station at the Zunda Saryo restaurant.

    Sightseeing in Sendai

    Sightseeing in Sendai

    Once lunch is done it’s time to visit Osaki Hachiman Shrine. This recently restored shrine was ordered for construction by Masamune in 1607. Check out the shrine's deity, Hachiman, who is the Shinto god of war and is generally considered to be a guardian and protector of Sendai. It’s arguably the most famous and loved shrine in the city.

    Sightseeing in Sendai

    Sightseeing in Sendai

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    4.0

    รีวิว 84
    place
    จังหวัดมิยางิเมืองเซ็นไดอาโอบะอิจิบันโจ4-4-13
    phone
    0222254641

    It's not a trip to Sendai unless you've tried the favorite local dish gyutan. This dish is finely sliced beef tongue cooked over a charcoal grill and it's known as a Sendai speciality. It's not a super traditional dish, in fact it really came into being in post-war Japan. Legend has it yakiniku restaurant owner Keishiro Sano realized he could save money by grilling the cow tongues and tails left over by US occupation forces. Turns out people liked his new creation and it quickly became a menu staple. These days there is an abundance of gyutan restaurants, but to try some of the best make your way to Aji Tasuke Honten which has been a popular favorite with locals and guests for years.

    Sightseeing in Sendai

    Sightseeing in Sendai

    Finally there's no better way to reflect on the day that was than by getting a full bird's eye view of Sendai at the AER Lookout Terrace. This hidden lookout is a well kept local secret and a known destination for teenagers to go on dates. Located at the top of the AER Building in central Sendai access to the lookout is completely free and it's open on both sides of the building offering some of the best panoramic views in the entire city.

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