With roughly one million inhabitants, Sendai (仙台) is by far the largest city in the
Tohoku Region and one of the country's 15 largest cities. The modern city of Sendai was founded around 1600 by Date Masamune, one of feudal Japan's most powerful lords. Many of Sendai's tourist attractions are related to Masamune and his family.
Sendai was the closest major city to the epicenter of the
earthquake of March 11, 2011. The tsunami devastated the city's coastal outskirts but did not cause major damage in the city center. Virtually all tourist spots reopened within a few months of the earthquake.
Less than an hour northeast of the city center lies the town of
Matsushima, whose bay is dotted by pine clad islets and is known for one of Japan's three most scenic views.
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Mausoleum of Date Masamune and his family.
User rating: 78/100 (62 votes)
Visited by: 132 users
Most famous dish of Sendai.
User rating: 85/100 (188 votes)
Visited by: 407 users
Summer festival with elaborate decorations.
User rating: 78/100 (58 votes)
Visited by: 138 users
Date family temple with outstanding garden.
User rating: 75/100 (46 votes)
Visited by: 112 users
Ruins of the former castle of the Date clan.
User rating: 72/100 (151 votes)
Visited by: 336 users
About attractions in the downtown area.
User rating: 71/100 (261 votes)
Visited by: 564 users
Beautiful family shrine of the Date clan.
User rating: 71/100 (46 votes)
Visited by: 111 users
Scenic temple on a steep mountainside.
User rating: 91/100 (99 votes)
Visited by: 195 users
Pacific coastline that was hit by the 2011 tsunami.
User rating: 91/100 (22 votes)
Visited by: 65 users
Scenic bay dotted by pine clad islets.
User rating: 82/100 (295 votes)
Visited by: 659 users
Volcano with hot spring and ski resort.
User rating: 80/100 (50 votes)
Visited by: 315 users
Forested gorge famous for its autumn colors.
User rating: 77/100 (6 votes)
Visited by: 31 users
Ryokan Ohnuma A little ryokan with natural onsen in Higashi Naruko Onsen, 60min from Sendai. Private bath & free Wi-Fi. 5min walk from the JR station. Experience "Toji" life.
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