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Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle)

Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-214-8544
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There is no castle

FYI, this is castle "site". History is great but there is no building. Steep hill to access, but it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave W
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Moorpark, California
Good

This place is a bit far from the station by taxi but the loople bus is very convenient. The place... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Madhura S
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good47%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“great view” (13 reviews)
“loople bus” (18 reviews)
“bronze statue” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture
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+81 22-214-8544
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"great view"
in 13 reviews
"loople bus"
in 18 reviews
"bronze statue"
in 2 reviews
"take pictures"
in 3 reviews
"walk up"
in 2 reviews
"panoramic view of the city"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"subway station"
in 2 reviews
"steep hill"
in 2 reviews
"ruins"
in 15 reviews
"site"
in 26 reviews
"date"
in 21 reviews
"museum"
in 19 reviews
"outline"
in 4 reviews
"shrine"
in 12 reviews
"horseback"
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank Dave W
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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.

Thank Madhura S
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

There is no castle. There is only the outline of the base of the palace. The statue of Date Masamune on a horse and the view of Sendai (you can see all the way to the ocean) are the main reasons to come here. There...More

Thank John E
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I had a free day in Tokyo and wanted to attend a cherry blossom festival but the blossoms in Tokyo had already fallen. So I was directed to Sendai. While I enjoyed what I was able to see, I can’t say I’d go back. The...More

2  Thank CSweat3
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

The original castle is no longer there but you can still enjoy walking around the premises and take in a leisure afternoon

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice walk from Conference Center subway station. Noon is perfect for taking pictures of Sendai city center. Compared to other cadtles in Japan, this one is not really worth a visit but might be the best in this area.

1  Thank InaPf
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

This Masamune statue is very famous. And it often introdues as a simbol of Sendai. If the weather is good you can see the ocean from the view point. I would recomend to go this place if you are visiting sendai first time.

Thank Jiro J
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

Please be aware that this is a highly over-rated tourist attraction. I recommend Sendai City for a visit as a gateway to experience the unique culture and cuisine of the Tohoku region but this is not part of the appeal. The park makes a nice...More

Thank TomKXY
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

We bought luck papers (mikuji) at the entrance then went to the Date Masamune statue. That place is really nice, we could sit down and eat out brought lunch. There's a good view of the city. Then we went to the shrines which were pretty,...More

Thank Anett P
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Good place to enjoy a sunny day. There were 2 or more Japanese men standing beside the horse statue , narrating the history (I think). But they are speaking in dialect so we really didnt get the history. But the place is enjoyable since it...More

Thank Va N
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