Sendai is known for being the biggest city in the Tohoku part of Honshu Island in Japan. There are around a million people living in this vibrant city which means that if you are looking for a little bit of everything in Japan then this is the place to come. When you visit Sendai you will be treated to attractions such as observation towers, museums and galleries, but the city also has more traditional places to visit such as mausoleums of famous families and the ruins of its ancient castle.
Zuihoden is also known as the Mausoleum of Date Masamune who was the first lord of the Sendai Domain. He was also known for being a great architect and is known for having designed this building during the Momoyama Period. Zuihoden is a riot of gorgeous wood carvings and panels as well as some pretty art work and you can also go for a walk around the grounds. The paths are shaded by beautiful cedar trees which are also mean to be a symbol of the longevity of the Date family.
“Osaki hachimangu” is a famous sightseeing spot in Sendai. It is a shrine that is located at 15 minutes from Kunimi station by foot. It is selected for national treasure. You can see the building that shows history and can enjoy the nature around the shrine.If you go through a big gate and walk the side walk that is made by stone, you will see the beautiful main shrine. At this shrine, they have lots of events through a year, so if you visit, you should check what event they have at that time.
Tanabata is one of the most important festivals that takes place in Sendai and begins on August 5 every year when there is an impressive firework display. The festival then continues from August 6 to August 8 and the whole of Sendai is decorated with opulent decorations which are called kusudama and consist of paper balls adored with decorative flowers. If you are in town then make sure not to miss this celebration which is an ode to two stars called Vega and Altair although this is also mostly used a reason to party rather than focusing too closely on the actual legend.
If you want to meet cute animals in Sendai, we suggest you to go this place. “ Sendaishi Yagiyama zoo” is a zoo that is in Sendai city. You can see animals like giraffe, rhino, gorilla.They have activity that you can feed rabbit, hippo and African elephant. It is popular activity for especially small kids. Also you can touch marmot. If you want to see animals in Sendai, please visit!
Feudal samurai lord Date Masamune, better known and feared by his enemies as the “One-eyed Dragon”, founded Sendai over 400 years ago. Many tourist attractions relate to him or his clan predecessors. His story is one of struggle, violence, passion of the arts, and ever lasting achievements. Visit Sendai City Museum, Zuihoden (Masamune’s elaborate grave), and the Sendai Castle Site via the Loople Sendai, public transportation, or a 30 minute walk from JR Sendai Station.