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Sendai Castle Site

Sendai Castle (or Aoba Castle)was built by Date Masamune. The stone walls have been carefully reconstructed and a statue of Date Masamune riding on a horse overlooks the town. The Aoba Castle Museum is also located here.


As the final resting place of the founder of Sendai, Date Masamune, this gorgeous structure is a sight to behold with its brilliant colors including gold and intricate patterns on finely carved sculptures.

Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

This shrine was constructed by the order of Date Masamune, the founder of Sendai. It is designated as a National Treasure for the style of construction for of gorgeous and splendid structure.

Toshogu Shrine

Date Tadamune, the 2nd feudal lord, built this venerable shrine with permission from Tokugawa Iemitsu, the 3rd Tokugawa Shogun. It enshrines the spirit of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Date clan's guardian deity. It was an enormous project into which the clan poured all its might and this ...

Rinno-ji Temple

In the past, this temple was moved to various locations by the Date clan as they changed their place of residence, before it finally settled in its current location when Lord Masamune moved to and started building the city of Sendai. The chashitsu (tea room) house stands ...

Huge Statue of the Goddess of Kannon

The huge statue of the Goddess of Kannon (Deity of Mercy), which is visible to the north from the downtown area of Sendai, is 100 m above ground and 21 m underground. You can go inside and command a view of the city and the Pacific Ocean from the upper observation window....