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Sendai-jo (Sendai Castle)

  • 1 Kawauchi Map It
  • Aoba-ku
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

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 name is perhaps more accurately rendered as "Castle Remnants." A restored guardhouse is all that remains. The Date dynasty kept its residence here for nearly three centuries after beginning construction of the once-grand castle around 1600. Sadly, it was all pulled down during the Meiji Restoration. The Aobajo Museum, located on the grounds, displays armor and weapons used by Masamune Date, as well as a CG reconstruction of the castle in its heyday. Nearby Gokoku Jinja (Gokoku Shrine) is now the main feature of the area. To get here by bus, take the Sendai Loople and get off at the Sendai-jo Ato stop.

Sight Information


1 Kawauchi, Sendai, Miyagi-ken, 980-0862, Japan

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022-222–0218-Aobajo Museum

Sight Details:

  • Grounds free; museum ¥700
  • Grounds 24 hrs; museum: Apr. 1–Nov. 3, daily 9 am–5 pm; Nov. 4–Mar. 31, daily 9 am–4 pm

Published 12/10/2015


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