Aoba Castle, Sendai-shi

Aoba Castle, Sendai-shi - Address, Phone Number

Address: Japan, Yubinbango 980-0862 Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai, Aoba Ward, tower stand Aoba Castle

Phone: +81-222220218

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

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About Aoba Castle, Sendai-shi

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.

How To reach Aoba Castle by Public Transport

  • 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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  • Lovely place, nice to learn about the Date family history, and the early developments of Sendai that became the foundation of the city today. I recommend taking the Loople bus as it is located atop a hill.

  • Great views of sendai city, many restaurants and good varieties souvenirs at the shop, good for light hiking or you can just ride the loople bus. There is also a small museum and a shrine.

  • The castle was destroyed over a century ago. Catch up Google-San!

  • It's so sad to see the remains only, yet, wonderful statues and views of Sendai city can be enjoyed. There is a local market with souvenir and food.

  • nice view on sendai but no castle only stones for basement

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