Aoba Castle

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  • Address: Japan, Yubinbango 980-0862 Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai, Aoba Ward, tower stand Aoba Castle, Sendai-shi
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +81-222220218
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Castle, Family And Kids

It's a little humorous that a city's main attraction is a whole lot of nothing. This is where the Aoba Castle USED to be. The poor structure, once a grand and mighty edifice built during beginning of the Edo period, was repeatedly destroyed by earthquakes. Then came the Meiji Restoration and the Allied bombings of WWII, leaving naught but a husk of the former fortification. At this point, the only item of worth noticing here is the statue of feudal lord Date Masamune on horseback. There is a museum nearby on the history of the castle. Also nearby is a shrine with a small museum on military history. But before you move on, make sure to take in the view. The castle was built on a plateau atop a high hill, and the panorama of Sendai you get from here is unbeatable. You can climb up the hill if you wish, for some gruelling exercise. The view at night is quite nice too.

  • 20 min. by car from JR Sendai Station.
  • 25 min. by Loople Sendai sightseeing bus from JR Sendai Station, get off at “Sendai-joseki” bus stop.
  • Tozai Subway Line from Sendai Station to International Center (Kokusai Center).

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  • Aoba Castle Address: Japan, Yubinbango 980-0862 Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai, Aoba Ward, tower stand Aoba Castle, Sendai-shi
  • Aoba Castle Contact Number: +81-222220218
  • Aoba Castle Timing: 24-hrs
  • Aoba Castle Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Aoba Castle(preferred time): 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Aoba Castle: 00:30 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Sendai-shi include Aoba Castle in their plan

  • 78.13% of people start their Aoba Castle visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Aoba Castle

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

65.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Aoba Castle

People normally club together Aobayama Park and Sendai City Museum while planning their visit to Aoba Castle.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • I just really enjoyed the walk up! Very pretty temple at the top and the view is worth it alone.

  • Pretty cool place to visit, about 1,500 yen taxi ride from Sendai station. I didn't realize there was no Castle! Just the two status. The museum is only Japanese, no English.

  • The castle has been destroyed. But there is sign that there was been castle. It is like being in historical place with a modern city view around. Nice!

  • I am a super big fan of Date Masamune, visited Sendai castle really let me amazing!! Nice historical spot!

  • Good view. Nice view for drone when people are less.

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