Aoba Castle, Sendai-shi

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

  • 95% of people who visit Sendai-shi include Aoba Castle in their plan

  • 75.63% of people start their Aoba Castle visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Aoba Castle

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

92.44% 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

Aoba Castle, Sendai-shi Reviews

  • Very cool! The grounds are clean and well tended. It was great to experience this culture in a setting that allows you to imagine the original residents. Also the shrine atop the hill is still in use by the city. There was a demonstration by actors in period costumes that was entertaining as well.

  • The Sendai castle ruins is Nice area to walk around. From the international center it probably take about 15 minutes to walk to the top of this area. Nice view!

  • Walked from international center, beware of the steep slopes. Its a castle with a sort of museum but the view is amazing from up there.

  • If you don't do a little digging you won't find out that there's no Castle here it's just a statue that was rebuilt relatively recently and some rocks

  • It’s not good to walk from the train station. The place is too far. Can’t find the place by walk. You need to take sightseeing bus or taxi only.

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