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Address: Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 22-214-8544
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Not castle,ruins

Good for history lovers.for actually seeing the castle there isnt one.its the ruins.however trekking up is a good exercise.i trekked up in the snow saw it and finally fell down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandeep T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good for history lovers.for actually seeing the castle there isnt one.its the ruins.however trekking up is a good exercise.i trekked up in the snow saw it and finally fell down in the snow and injured myself.i recommend using the loople bus to reach it

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Thank Sandeep T
Macau, China
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Using the Loople Bus was convenience as the bus stops at the entrance. That is another great view spot apart from AER next to Sendai Station. If you have time and understand Japanese I suggest you visiting the Information center which shows the history of the castle using video and the Sendai City Museum downhill, where you can explore more... More 

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Thank HiroSKMT
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

While the castle itself was destroyed by a rival feudal lord, with only the outline ow where the castle stood, the view over Sendai ia fantastic. Nevertheless we weren't able to get the best view since it was a cloudy day on our visit but it was well worth seeing.

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Thank Michcav
Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a place to visit in Sendai. There is no castle I can see, but the view is great. This worth to visit especially sunshine day.

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Thank annieie81
Orkney
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92 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Easy access for Loople bus stop. Great views over city from castle ruins & walls. Exhibition hall & souvenir shops

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Thank Karen M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Walked up in the early morning before the attraction was open, was very quiet and have an awesome view of the sunrise over Sendai.

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Thank John S
Hamburg, Germany
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

From here you have a great viewing point of whole Sendai plus an interesting castle & some historic items (armour, weapons, pottery, etc.) to view.

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Thank Melf B
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I don't remember seeing any ruins either but it is the site where the castle used to be. There are some shrines and a famous statue up there. It's nice in cherry blossom season and you get a nice view of the city from up there. Definitely worth a visit at least once :)

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Thank Rhiannon L
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We went there by the Sendai Loople bus. It's a place you just have to visit if you're in Sendai, not just for the castle but also the view and the local food. Zunda (green bean paste) is a signature dish of Sendai, and you can try zunda mochi, taiyaki, smoothie, ice cream and so on, at the castle shops.... More 

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Thank Mai T
Enschede, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

The name castleruin is to much honor for this site. Only renewed outer walls and a few stones on site remain. That is not the biggest problem: they build shops and restaurants on top of the mountain that now dominates the site. The view is nice, but not worth the journey to the top.

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