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Sendai Castle Ruins (Aoba Castle Ruins)

Travel Guide - Sendai Castle Ruins (Aoba Castle Ruins)

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Sendai Castle, or also called Aoba Castle, was built on the Aoba-yama Hill by Date Masamune in 1602 . Since then, the castle was the residence of the Date family over 260 years. The castle tactically uses the cliffs along the Tatsunokuchi-keikoku gorge and the Hirose-gawa river as the castle's outer moat. The castle was the second largest castle following the Edo Castle during the Edo Period (1603 - 1868), but unlike other Japanese castles, it had no Tenshu-kaku central tower to show allegiance to the Tokugawa Shogunate.
On the site of the ruins, the castle's original stone walls, the restored turret at the Otemon gate, and the statue of Date Masamune can be seen.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Museum: 9:00 - 17:00 (April 1 - November 3)
  • Museum: 9:00 - 16:00 (November 4 - March 31)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Museum: 700 yen (General, Adult)
  • Museum: 500 yen (Student)
  • Museum: 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 30 minutes from JR Sendai Station by Loople Sendai Bus. Get off at Sendaijo-ato Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1, Kawauchi, Aoba-ku Sendai-shi, Miyagi, 980-0862

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Dr. Nyri A Bakkalian (浪人歴史家) @riversidewings - 2019-08-16
He saw my hometown, Sendai, and apparently wandered into an active military installation (Sendai Castle, HQ of the… https://t.co/YupU4CAHMv
[IJN] Sendai @BrutishVixen - 2019-08-15
After finishing her training on the beach, Sendai had to find something else to do. Which is why. . .

She's buildi… https://t.co/xzm7LxPx1z
Nice Day, Bucky! @nicedaybucky - 2019-08-13
Now in Sendai. Went to Aoba Castle. PILMGRIMAGE! https://t.co/WjXvUssM1i
hanchunk_ @hanchunk_ - 2019-08-09
Site of Sendai Castle🏯✨
#仙台城跡 #伊達政宗 #仙台 #宮城 #旅行 #ぬい旅 #ぬいぐるみ旅 #sendai #datemasamune #sendai #miyagi #travel #trip… https://t.co/kUA3nPCUi4
Catherine Fox @FictionFox - 2019-08-05
#StarFestival #Sendai castle https://t.co/YwbWfpCKCD
Catherine Fox @FictionFox - 2019-08-05
#StarFestival #Sendai castle. https://t.co/Ouf1V9cHsV
shinji☆: ur fav tokyo station stan @shinjistarxx - 2019-08-04
i didn't get to go to sendai in july to get the yuzu handbook but you know what i visited sendai castle on masamune… https://t.co/SL3LoyNhkN
shinji☆@Pikachu Outbreak!!⚡️⚡️ @shinjistarxx - 2019-08-04
i didn't get to go to sendai in july to get the yuzu handbook but you know what i visited sendai castle on masamune… https://t.co/SL3LoyNhkN
shinji☆: ur fav tokyo station stan @shinjistarxx - 2019-08-02
Ok now going to Sendai castle, or what remains of it :’) got to pay respects to my dead husband at his grave, now time to visit his house!!!
shinji☆: ur fav tokyo station stan @shinjistarxx - 2019-08-02
Omg ...I just realized I’m visiting Sendai castle... on masamune’s birthday (the date is hazy but lunar calendar hi… https://t.co/5jIzacoTmX
shinji☆@Pikachu Outbreak!!⚡️⚡️ @shinjistarxx - 2019-08-02
Ok now going to Sendai castle, or what remains of it :’) got to pay respects to my dead husband at his grave, now time to visit his house!!!
shinji☆@Pikachu Outbreak!!⚡️⚡️ @shinjistarxx - 2019-08-02
Omg ...I just realized I’m visiting Sendai castle... on masamune’s birthday (the date is hazy but lunar calendar hi… https://t.co/5jIzacoTmX
Yuta.K @y_learningEn - 2019-07-15
This is a Date Masamune bronze statue in the Sendai Castle ruins. It was built in the castle over 400 years ago. Ho… https://t.co/ssRvHjiTBn
Flower man Ayumoon 🌸 あゆむん @ayumuadachi1101 - 2019-07-10
#青葉城 #仙台 #Sendai #Aobajyo castle https://t.co/O3LwhrksXI
Flower man Ayumoon 🌸 あゆむん @ayumuadachi1101 - 2019-07-10
#青葉城 #仙台 #Sendai #Aobajyo castle https://t.co/O3LwhrksXI
Flower man Ayumoon 🌸 あゆむん @ayumuadachi1101 - 2019-07-10
#青葉城 #仙台 #Sendai #Aobajyo castle https://t.co/O3LwhrksXI
Flower man Ayumoon 🌸 あゆむん @ayumuadachi1101 - 2019-07-10
#青葉城 #仙台 #Sendai #Aobajyo castle https://t.co/O3LwhrksXI
Dan in Japan @DanielJVennard - 2019-07-07
Had a fantastic day in Sendai with Tanya! I even got to see Date Masamune’s Castle grounds, his statue, and Sendai… https://t.co/YAjzYDqdei
Dan in Japan @DanielJVennard - 2019-07-07
Off to Sendai today to visit Masamune Date’s Castle and visit where Tanya lived 10 years ago 🚄
Daniel P. Aldrich @DanielPAldrich - 2019-07-05
Our Dialogue of Civilizations course on Disasters and Recovery made it to the top of the hill overlooking Sendai to… https://t.co/5hQRZAui7p
HI-JAPAN @YH_JPN_E - 2019-07-02
Maple Sendai #YouthHostel is conveniently located close to shopping and major sightseeing destinations, including A… https://t.co/iV0LEuNQ3f
Travel Japan @Travel21JPN - 2019-06-30
【Sendai Castle Site (仙台城跡)】
'Sendai Castle was built by Date Masamune. The stone walls have been carefully reconstr… https://t.co/bc4L0eu1QZ
Travel Japan @Travel21JPN - 2019-06-30
【Sendai Castle Site (仙台城跡)】
'This is the ruins of the Sendai Castle. From here you can see the whole City and the f… https://t.co/XinZpQMDsd
The Real Japan @TheRealJapan1 - 2019-06-29
A Spring Day Exploring Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

We start in front of Sendai Station. Then hop on the Sendai… https://t.co/EAj4bNW12v
Dr. Nyri A Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2019-06-24
In the wake of the epic #drunjhistory thread last night, I've been rifling around my pictures, looking for a good p… https://t.co/fF4P2QFRXQ
🌱シバ🌿 @4839metoro06 - 2019-06-23
Site of Sendai Castle
Dr. Nyri A Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2019-06-22
Fact Number 2: the Sparrow Dance (suzume-odori), for which Masamune's former castle town of Sendai is now famous, h… https://t.co/A6b74ZnpJY
Buteo @BoT_Buteo - 2019-06-21
@RachelAndJun I only have my story from last year when I had the great idea to walk from Sendai Station the 'ruins'… https://t.co/o954mkfeJF
Yokan-Iwate(いわて/岩手) @Yokan112 - 2019-06-18
Strawberry moon from Sendai castle. https://t.co/SzZEsN5exW
Craig Sherlock @craigshels - 2019-06-12
I took a day trip out to Sendai and within a few minutes of sightseeing got approached by a voluntary tour guide. H… https://t.co/bysbW1raLu

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