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Address: Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 22-214-8544
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Great views of Sendai

A great location to hear about the history of Aoba-jo and an even better site to view the city of Sendai. Walking along the castle walls gives a great impression of the current... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
Odd Jarle J
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Stavanger
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Waipahu, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Views here of the city of Sendai are incredible best in the morning hours there are docents that can interpret in many languages

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Sydney
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not much to see except the walls and the general area views given the destruction of WWII firebombing.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You can the famous statue (sendai heritage/history) you can have your fortune prediction in the castle. Its close to sendai museaum as well

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Kladno, Czech Republic
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Only stone walls are remaining at the place the castle used to stand. The place offers a nice view, a shrine and a couple of souvenir shops and cafes, but that´s all. Entrance is free.

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Stavanger
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8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A great location to hear about the history of Aoba-jo and an even better site to view the city of Sendai. Walking along the castle walls gives a great impression of the current and historical status of the area. There are some older gentlemen on the site that give lectures in English on the history of the site, the former... More 

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Chachoengsao, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this place is the veiw point to see sendai city.there're few resturants,cafe , shop for dessert and souvenirs,shrine and museum. it's really windy. and there're no benches for sitting at veiw potnt area.then we don't take a long time here.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A nice park and grounds with some shops etc and great views of the city but little left of the original castle. Having said that it is well worth a visit if you have time to see the Matsuname statue. and the temple there. Its also free.

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Sendai, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The ruins of the Sendai Castle or more populary known as "Aoba Castle", is on top of the Aoba Mountain. You can only see the castle walls and a few buildings that remain or were rebuilt. But it still has retained it's energy as a historical sight and best of all, it's a stunning scenic spot. I go there to... More 

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Luebeck
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Since most of the comments are in Japanese I decided to write one in english. First of all: there is no Sendai Castle left. The main building (and from the look of it all other buildings as well) where destroyed around 100 years ago. This said, it is a nice place nonetheless. You get a great view over the city,... More 

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Sendai, Japan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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