Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, located in Tohuku, Northern Japan. Sendai is also the largest city in Tohuku province. Sendai itself is called the forest capital because this city grows a lot of zelkova trees, especially along Jouzenji.
Getting to the city of Sendai from the city of Tokyo can be reached in 1 hour 30 minutes via the Shinkansen train. Well, for those of you who want to visit the city of Sendai. Here, the author will provide 5 recommendations for tourist attractions that you can visit while in Sendai.
- Aoba Castle
Aoba Castle is the palace where the Masamune family lives. This palace has existed since 1601. At the front of the palace, there is a statue where Masamune was riding a horse which became the icon of this palace. This place is a protected national cultural heritage.
- Ichibancho Shopping Arcade
For shopaholics, you must visit the Ichibancho Shopping Arcade. This shopping center is close to the Sendai Station subway station. In this place, you can find hunting for Japanese souvenirs. Not only that in this mall there are also boutiques of international brands such as Zara and Puma.
- Osaki Hachimangu Shrine
Almost in every city in Japan, there must be a shrine. No exception in the city of Sendai, one of the famous temples, namely, Osaki Hachimangu Temple. This shrine was built in 1607 built during the reign of Masamune Date. Oh, yes, every January 14 at this shrine the Matsu-taki Matsuri festival is held, which is a festival to honor the jinn and demons.
- Michinoku Park
Almost in every garden in Japan in spring cherry blossoms and tulips grow. Well, for those of you who want to see these flowers during the art season in Sendai. You can visit one of the parks, namely, Michinoku Park. This park is not free, visitors will be charged a ticket fee of 450 yen or around Rp. 60,000.
- Akiu Great Falls
Admittedly Great Falls is one of the proud waterfalls of the city of Sendai. This waterfall has a height of 55 meters. At the front entrance, visitors can see the Akiu Otaki Fudoson shrine, cafe, and observation deck. However, to get to the waterfall, visitors must pass a connecting bridge. While crossing the bridge we can see the beauty of the trees and the water flowing from the Nitori river.
How are you interested in entering the city of Sendai as your tourist destination while on vacation to Japan?