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Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Highly recommended

We visited this hill top castle by taking a taxi ride from Sendai castle. It’s not far from the... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
kat_23ny
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New York City, New York
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Unplanned visit but worth it

We hadn't planned to visit because there's no longer an actual castle here, but we were at the... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Geoviki
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Denver, Colorado
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Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

仙台城址雖沒有復建仙台城,但有小間的無料歷史館,還有政宗史料館,在這可眺望仙台市,算是個不錯的地方,主要有政爾的銅像。 You can see all view at Sendai City, here also have history center about the Sendai.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Backpacker-MoMo
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited this hill top castle by taking a taxi ride from Sendai castle. It’s not far from the station and we just wanted to avoid the hassle to find the way up to the hill top. The view from the castle (there is no...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kat_23ny
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A nice place to visit with kids! They have space to run around! Fantastic view over Sendai area and a bit historielesson about Sendai!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ankicattea
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Sendai castle is a little bit misleading. At the site of the former Aoba castle there are only some walls. There is no castle buildung or turrets. The Gokoru Shrine is there you can visit. Beside that there are only a few cherry trees, a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Seidenpriester
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The castle is on a hill top above Sendai with a marvellous view. Unfortunately the castle was destroyed and so nothingvis left otger than a statue of Date Nasamune and a tower with its hawk sculpture. Having been spoiled by the fantastic job Japan has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AKatieD
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

The old castle is no longer there but there is a rebuilt shrine and great view point of the city. We came up with the car but if you walk all the way from down it will be quite a challenging about half an hour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nadine A
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We hadn't planned to visit because there's no longer an actual castle here, but we were at the Sendai City Museum just below it, and felt like taking a hike. It's about a 20 min uphill walk, first just a pedestrian path then sidewalk along...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Geoviki
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I really like Masamune Date and his history so I decided to visit this place. We can't find any castle here because the castle already torn down, only the main compound of Castle's hall is remaining. We visited this place in a rainy day and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Regina302
Reviewed June 18, 2018

FYI, this is castle "site". History is great but there is no building. Steep hill to access, but it is walkable from train, But it is a chore.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dave W
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is a bit far from the station by taxi but the loople bus is very convenient. The place itself is just ruins with just a statue of Date Masumune but the view of the city from the top is very good.

Date of experience: May 2018
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