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The Best Things to Do in Sendai

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Sendai Station , Sendai
Sendai Station (仙台駅, Sendai-eki) is a major junction railway station in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. It is a stop for all Akita and Tohoku
Tours from $106
Sendaijo Ato , Sendai
Visit the historic site of Sendaijo Ato, an Edo-period structure destroyed in World War II. Demolished during the 1945 bombing of Sendai by t
Zuihoden , Sendai
Join the crowds paying their respects at Zuihoden, the mausoleum of the city's founder and his ancestors. During your visit to the city, you'
Tours from $92
Risshaku-ji Temple , Yamagata
Travel to the foot of the steep hill of Hōshū-yama to see why Risshaku-ji Temple has been listed as a nationally designated Place of Scenic B
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Discover the history behind a celebrated spirit with a tour of Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery. Learn about founder Taketsur
Tours from $92
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Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city. The woods and cherry blossom orchards that surround the main temples have as many tales associated with them as the buildings themselves, while "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) dot the volcanic landscape of hot springs, putting the natural features of the land to good use in a range of treatments. You'll find that a large number of attractions in Sendai relate to the life and work of Date Masamune, the founder of the modern city, and his family, including temples, tombs, and museums. The surrounding landscape possesses many notable features, including areas of hot springs, a number of waterfalls, and forested limestone islands off the coast. When using our Japan online tour itinerary builder, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.

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Where to stay in Sendai

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
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