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Sendai, Tohoku region, Honshu island, Japan
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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

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Tourist attractions Sendai : Things to see and do

  • Sendai City Museum Recommended Recommended

    26 Kawauchi J - 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 ..

  • Zuiho-den Recommended Recommended

    Zuihoden iriguchi J - 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..

  • Osaki Hachiman-gu Recommended Recommended

    Hachimangu-mae J - 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..

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Hotels Sendai

  • Toyoko Inn Sendai Higashi-guchi No.1 Two stars Two stars

    Miyagino Tsutsujigaoka 3-4-31 J - Sendai 983-0852

    Prix Prices from : 5508 JPY

    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..

  • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sendai

    Tsutsujigaoka 1-2-37 J - Sendai 983-0852

  • Hotel Mielparque Sendai Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Miyagino-ku Tsutsujigaoka 5-6-51 J - Sendai 983-0852

    Prix Prices from : 4800 JPY

    Just a 10-minute walk from JR Sendai Station and a 3-minute walk from JR Tsutsujigaoka Station, Mielparque Sendai offers a wedding chapel, a restaurant, banquet and meeting facilities. Free WiFi is available in all rooms. The air-conditioned rooms a..

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