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Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)

Address: Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 980-0862, Japan
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Ranked #8 of 57 Attractions in Sendai
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Sendai, Japan
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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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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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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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.

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Misawa, Japan
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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.

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Troy, Michigan
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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.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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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.....

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California
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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.

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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 .

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Richmond, Virginia
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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

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