The Holiday Inn Sendai opened on 20th, July 2001 with the hotel is located just 6 minutes walk from Sendai Station. Sendai is 1 hour 40 minutes on the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station and 70 minutes by air from Osaka. The hotel is ideally situated for business and pleasure stays. There are many of Sendai's major cultural and historical venues in close proximity to the hotel; such as Aoba Castle, Miyagi Museum, Sendai Stadium and Rinnoji Temple.Sendai is also famous for its seasonal events; such as the Aoba-Matsuri Festival showcasing impressive warriors and priests marching in the springtime. In the summer the 'Tanabata Festival' will give guests the opportunity to feast their eyes on the colorful streamers waving under the summer skies. Autumn brings the annual Jazz Festival with Winter displaying fascinating illuminated trees at the 'Pageant of Starlight'.