Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Sendai-shi is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Sendai-shi a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Sendai-shi.
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23-2 Otamayashita, Aoba Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 980-0814, Japan
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Masumune Date founded Sendai, so it is fitting that Sendai is where he was laid to rest, here in this mausoleum. Though the building you see today is not the original work of beauty (burned down in WWII), the Momoyama architectural traditions that went into the original's making have been preserved in this recreation. The grounds, which are shaded ...
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4 Chome-6-1 Hachiman, Aoba Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 980-0871, Japan
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This black shrine is dedicated to a kami of war - Hachiman, who was the Date family's patron deity. This protection thus extends to the city, making this shrine one of the most important in Sendai. It was completed in 1607. The build and layout of the shrine is quite unusual - black lacquer and gold leaf and other vivid color arrangements. It is an...
Boil this place down to its very basic and it is essentially just a decent library. But visitors and locals of the city alike tend to freak out over its impressive architectural achievement. The most prominent feature is the transparent glass facade. The vertical steel latticeworks that rise up to the building are naked to the eye and give the stru...
This museum wins on every level. First, check out the incredibly stylish architecture. Even the café is swanky-looking, with designer and antique furniture. Next check how the lighting has been organized to best highlight the best feature of each exhibit. And of course the experts themselves are the stars of the show. Most of the works of ar...
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Aoba-ku, Kitayama 1-chome, 14-1, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 981-0931, Japan
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Museum exhaustion is a thing. Well, in Japan, shrine exhaustion is also a thing. There are so many of them that after a while, their impressions begin to blur in your mind. If there's any shrine however that will certainly stand out in your memory, it's this one. Built by a Date clan ruler for his mother in 1411, the shrine was moved here in the 17...
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Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Aoba-ku, Okura character up and down 1, 989-3213, Japan
12:01 am - 12:00 am
A quick jaunt out of town will bring you to this magnificent rural temple. But that's not the first thing that greets you. The first thing you'll notice is the scent of fried fish and tofu. Passing through the various eateries on the street, you ought to also check out the doll shop. Next, you'll pass by the mausoleum for SadayoshiTaira, the Sadayo...
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4 Chome-17-1 Mukaiyama, Taihaku Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 982-0841, Japan
06:00 am - 06:00 pm
This shrine isn't as popular as some of the others in Sendai, which makes it a bit of a hidden gem. The climb up to the shrine can be quite strenuous as there are over 100 steps. It is worth it, for the shrine is close to a cliff below which flows the river, and across that is a panorama of the city. That's why, even though the shrine is not open a...