Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle), Sendai

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Visit the historic site of Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle), an Edo-period structure destroyed in World War II. Demolished during the 1945 bombing of Sendai by the United States, only the ruins of moss-covered stone walls remain on site. Visit the castle museum to see a model of what the building used to look like, inspect a reconstructed guard tower, and admire relics from the castle’s past. From the hilltop on which it stands, the castle and its grounds offer panoramic views of Sendai. Using our world travel planner, Sendai attractions like Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I went on foot from Jr Sendai station. Aoba Castle is located off climbing the steep hill was the best views. There is shuttle bus.
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  • Is a statue of date Masamune of Sendai Castle until looping who visited the Sendai. Sendai city looks better because it was the day the weather was sunny and Nice.
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  • Not popular when climbed in for a morning jog, mountain rest only the statue of date Masamune. And PM return time and date Masamune welcomed us, showed us their performance. Like Sendai city from the ruins of a castle are Sendai, greeted us with the attire of the autumn.
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  • It's so sad to see the remains only, yet, wonderful statues and views of Sendai city can be enjoyed. There is a local market with souvenir and food.
  • Only the foundation remains of the castle but the view is specatcular and there's lots of interesting information. There's a museum by the gift shop which is quite small but interesting. You can reach the main gate with the Loople Sendai bus but it's a very nice walk up the hill from the Sendai city museum.
  • To enjoy the full experience of this place, you should take the walk from the Museum at the foot of the hill. The nature surrounding in spectacular.
  • Great views, nice hike up a great big hill. Go when the weather is clear
  • If you expected a building that resembles an actual japanese castle, you will be disappointed. It is a great walk up a hill with great views

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In the city center of Sendai, you'll find a good range of budget and luxury accommodations to suit a range of tastes. From standard high-rise hotels to traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses), they sit pretty close to the main train station, forming clusters around the main public parks, commercial developments, and temples. The surrounding landscape features a number of "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) located in clusters around hot springs. Take a look close at Mount Okura and Kamakurayama for some of the most concentrated patches of spa retreats.
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