A castle town known as the “City of Trees.” The Tanabata-matsuri Festival attracts thousands of spectators each year.
Sendai City, situated in centeral Miyagi Prefecture, is the largest city in the Tohoku region. It has prospered as the capital of the Date Clan since its first feudal lord, Date Masamune, who reigned over this district and built Sendai Castle at the beginning of the 17th century. Explore the site of Sendai Castle or rest and relax in the Mt. Aobayama neighborhood, which has been transformed into a splendid public park.
Sendai is known as the “City of Trees.” The main avenues, Aoba-dori and Jozenji-dori, are lined with rows of beautiful zelkova trees, and during the Christmas season, the trees are illuminated by lights for the “Sendai Pageant of Starlight” event. The zelkova tress also a spectacular sight with their fresh verdure in spring and scarlet-tinged leaves in autumn. The Ichibancho shopping area, which crosses Chuo-dori Avenue and runs parallel to Aoba-dori Avenue makes for a delightful shopping excursion with local shops and many smaller stores lining the side streets. After shopping, relax and dine at any of the 3,000 restaurants, all clustered around Kokubuncho, located on the west side of Ichibancho area.