We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)

Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 980-0862, Japan
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 56 Attractions in Sendai
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
112 visitor photos
Write a Review

219 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Sendai, Japan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of my favorite Japanesey touristy spots in Sendai. It is about 640yen to ride the Loople Bus for a day which takes you all around the city to the best tourist spots. Walking around the castle is FREE. The bus makes it's way up to the mountain top after a nice scenic drive through the city and over the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

You can get a panoramic view of Sendai from the keep site, which features a statue of Masamune on horseback. Here too you can visit the Aoba Castle Museum, which displays a range of items related to Masamune. Take Sendai Loople Bus passing Tohoku university and stop at busstop#6. Don't forget to shoot panorama shot here too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Misawa, Japan
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was a stop on the Loop Bus that takes you to all the "touristy" spots around Sendai (620 yen/person/day). Worth seeing, nice view of the city and big buddha. No entrance fees unless you want to go into the museum. There was some little stores to shop at and several food options here as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Troy, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great view of the city from the old ramparts. Bus stop at entrance. Park like settings. Great exercise/walking area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
51 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

An odd site. No obvious castle, some touristy shops and some very good views of Sendai City. Don't make too much of an effort to visit but if you're passing by.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
358 reviews 358 reviews
45 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The castle is one of the stops on the Loople bus. It was a Tuesday, so many museums and botanical garden were closed. The view is spectacular over all of Sendai, but hardly worth a special trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Excellent place and I recommended it for every one, very nice view for Sendai city and the history of Sendai .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

My first time visiting Sendai, 2 hours North of Tokyo by train. It is a hidden gem because it is a very nice city with plenty of things to do and see, but very few people outside Japan know about it. My wife and I visited several temples, Japanese gardens and the famous annual fireworks event. the Richmond Premier Hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I love the view from the top of this area. Try the corn on the cob it is a nice treat just to walk around and see the entire city from there. Even though there is no castle there now the walk is very uplifting and special. Check out the Science museum if you have the chance it is pretty... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

A great way to get around Sendai and see the sights. The bus stops at selected visitor attractions and is reasonably priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle) also viewed

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture

Been to Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing