Tohoku Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Tohoku - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Towada–Hachiman-tai National Park 6

Morioka 6

Sendai 6

Aomori 5

Tsuruoka and Dewa-Sanzan 4

Akita 4

Tazawa-ko and Kakunodate 4

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Kakunodate 3

Tazawa-ko 1

Hiraizumi 3

Hirosaki 3

Yamadera 3

Matsushima 3

Yamagata 1

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Osaki Hachiman-gu

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This was one of the few structures left standing in Sendai after World War II. Built in Yonezawa in 1527, the shrine pleased local daimyo...

Rinno-ji

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Interested in Zen meditation? This temple, with a quintessentially Japanese garden, holds zazen-kai (seated meditation class) on Saturday...

SS-30 Building

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Visitors who want to get a gander of Sendai free and easily from on high can do so from the observatory deck on the top floor of this...

Sendai-jo

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Views of the city await those who make it to Sendai Castle, either by foot or by bus. Don't expect a fairy-tale palace, because the Japanese...

Sendai-shi Hakubutsukan

  • Museum/Gallery

The museum at the foot of the hill beneath Sendai Castle displays cultural artifacts, including pottery, paintings, and armor relating...

Zuiho-den

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Not your ordinary slab-of-stone memorial, the grand mausoleum of Date Masamune, the most revered daimyo of ancient Sendai, was made...

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