Things to see and do - Sendai
Sendai Travel guide
Sendai : Michelin's recommendations
The history of Sendai echoes with the name of Date Masamune, the general who built up the city in the 16C and 17C. Note the Rinno-ji Temple, Hachiman Shrine and the ruins of Sendai Castle, all manifestations of the importance of the daimyo (feudal lords), whose armour you can see exhibited in the city's History Museum. Now recovered from the trauma of the Second World War, Sendai is a lively university city with many parks and gardens. Following the earthquakes and tsunami of March 11 2011 and the ensuing nuclear accidents, we recommend you consult the National Tourist Office of Japan: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/index.html
Tourist attractions Sendai : Things to see and do
26 Kawauchi 26 JPN - Sendai
This impressive history museum was opened in 1961 thanks to a donation of some 10 000 objects from the heirs of Sendai's founder, Date Masamune. Among the unique exhibits is Date Masamune's famous armour, including the helmet that is thought to have ..
Zuihoden iriguchi JPN - Sendai
Zuiho-den Mausoleum was built for the warlord Date Masamune in the year after his death. It was inspired by Nikko's famous Tosho-gu Mausoleum, which had been built between 1634 and 1636. It was destroyed during the 1945 bombings then reconstructed al..
Hachimangu-mae JPN - Sendai
Date Masamune ordered this shrine to be built as a home for the guardians who protected his castle. The castle, built in 1607 atop a hill, is a fine example of the architecture of the Momoyama period (1573-1615). Its flamboyant porch and also the cof..
Miyagino Tsutsujigaoka 3-4-31 JPN - Sendai
A 5-minute walk from JR Sendai Station, Toyoko Inn Higashi-guchi No.1 offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It provides chargeable massages, a launderette and free-use computers and a printer. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a frid..
Miyagino-ku Tsutsujigaoka 3-4-19 JPN - Sendai
Providing air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and video-on-demand movies is Toyoko Inn Sendai, 700 metres from JR Sendai Train Station. The hotel offers massages at an additional fee. Rooms at Toyoko Inn Sendai Higashi-guchi No.2 are simply furnis..
Wakabayashi-ku Itsutsubashi 3-11 JPN - Sendai
APA Villa Hotel Sendai-eki Itsutsubashi is conveniently located a 2-minute walk from Itsutsubashi Subway Station. It provides well-equipped rooms with modern facilities like a flat-screen TV, VOD systems and free wired internet. It has a restaurant a..