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Sendai Mediatheque

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Interesting architecture

I visted this building as I am interested in libraries and design. It was most interesting to see... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Beautifully designed library

If you are interested in architecture and design then you will enjoy a visit to the Sendai... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
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2-1 Kasugamachi Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0821, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-713-3171
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

As is so often the case, an event was taking place when I went. This was an anti drugs and anti smoking event. Very few visitors and, as I've found before, exhibitors (often attractive, mature ladies) are happy to talk to foreigners. A great way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

You don't have to make a special visit to this place as there is nothing special abt it. Just an ordinary glass building.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

I visted this building as I am interested in libraries and design. It was most interesting to see though I feel it may be past its best. Despite this it was still very interesting to see the way the buildings structure has been designed and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

If you are interested in architecture and design then you will enjoy a visit to the Sendai Mediatheque. As well as being an amazing building there's a great cafe and shop to visit inside. It's not that far off the main action in Sendai and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Designed by Toyo Ito, the glass facade provided a good connection to the city and the internal structural forms enabled flexible spaces to be created. What’s really impressive about this building is to see the various spaces being used by the community. There were various...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We were expecting to see some events or performance at the place but to find out that only the library was open. The vast space at the ground floor where the entrance to the building was empty. Very disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

As well as the architecture, the cool cafe and shop, there's very often interesting events on the ground floor, and exhibitions on the top floors. From my experience they welcome "foreigners" and will show you around etc.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank zchug
Reviewed October 8, 2017

....particularly if there are some exhibitions on. Good example of modern architecture. Visit this place while at Jozenji Dori.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

If you are one whom loves the Architecture & Structural aspect of buildings in different countries, this is somewhere worth going to take a look but not for the book worms as most of the books are in Japanese.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

With a library over 2 floors, two studio floors and other common areas this modern building is quite an attraction for the young ones. An art exhibition was on on one of the studio floor during my visit. Architecture wise, this building appears very pleasing...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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