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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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karasuhibari7 @karasuhibari7 - 2021-01-15
Left: Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok, Thailand 2019
Right: Aoba Castle Ruins, Sendai, Japan 2018
Katja Thera @KatjaThera - 2021-01-13
I have a few places that feel warm and safe and comfortable to me at all times. Incidentally, they're all in Japan.… https://t.co/VYE8NUXjyB
sab 🌙 @katsukeii - 2021-01-04
@bokeiara yes! it’s derived from the actual aoba castle (now sendai castle) in sendai, japan
sab 🌙 cw: demon slayer @katsukeii - 2021-01-04
@bokeiara yes! it’s derived from the actual aoba castle (now sendai castle) in sendai, japan
Dublin_Castleknock @Dublin_Castle - 2020-12-25
Merry Christmas to you !
Royal park hotel Sendai https://t.co/nNNfTtXmQO
Japan's Local Treasures @J_LocalTreasure - 2020-12-19
Zuihoden Mausoleum and Sendai Castle are the best spots to view the cherry blossoms in Sendai. Follow the footsteps… https://t.co/QEBQ7uGi7q
ぱいなっぷる✨🍍😊✨ @yuzubestever02 - 2020-12-13
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🟢@aeisteitiuil Vischering #Castle🇩🇪
🟧@Sanko_hironzai #Edo #period #sendai🇯🇵
🟢https://t.co/otFawaQunJ
🟧… https://t.co/xWk0bjLGr1
Kevin @Kevin___W - 2020-12-12
Another person suggested eating 'Zunda mochi' 'Harako rice' while in Miyagi.

Someone also recommended visiting Mat… https://t.co/zmqR5B5ZtY
kuroo's little pogchamp @KGHNTOBIO - 2020-12-12
okay so im@assuming seijoh is in sendai becus of the aoba castle ruins,, and its fairly close to karasuno,,, so y'a… https://t.co/eoCGiBjQoe
mitski bot @KGHNTOBIO - 2020-12-12
okay so im@assuming seijoh is in sendai becus of the aoba castle ruins,, and its fairly close to karasuno,,, so y'a… https://t.co/eoCGiBjQoe
nyx | tobio month ! @KGHNTOBIO - 2020-12-12
okay so im@assuming seijoh is in sendai becus of the aoba castle ruins,, and its fairly close to karasuno,,, so y'a… https://t.co/eoCGiBjQoe
nyx | tobio month ! @KGHNTOBIO - 2020-12-12
okay so im@assuming seijoh is in sendai becus of the aoba castle ruins,, and its fairly close to karasuno,,, so y'a… https://t.co/eoCGiBjQoe
Japan's Local Treasures @J_LocalTreasure - 2020-12-09
Zuihoden Mausoleum and Sendai Castle are the best spots to view the cherry blossoms in Sendai. Follow the footsteps… https://t.co/B1WE0Kahz7
Leo @ Thank you haikyuu @Leoppii - 2020-12-04
@onigiriisamu Tho the name AobaJousai is based on the name the Aoba castle that overlooks Sendai (built by Date Masamune) so there is that.
𝐥𝐲𝐧𝐧 ༄ @dazaisdarling - 2020-12-04
@onigiriisamu there really is an aoba castle in miyagi (but im pretty sure it's called sendai castle now) and there… https://t.co/xJfiMjLrYj
sab | tskym reincarnation fic 📌 @katsukeii - 2020-12-03
the fact that aoba johsai is actually based on aoba castle in sendai which was built by the date clan during 1600s… https://t.co/JAljoflL8c
sab 🌙 @katsukeii - 2020-12-03
the fact that aoba johsai is actually based on aoba castle in sendai which was built by the date clan during 1600s… https://t.co/JAljoflL8c
す ぎ や ま よ し ひ ろ @AeHKunmkgBuvri1 - 2020-12-03
I went to Sendai Castle three days ago.
I was surprised that there were people at one o'clock am. The scenery was s… https://t.co/HaJF2cVBQs
sab | tskym reincarnation fic 📌 @katsukeii - 2020-12-02
Apba Castle, Sendai, 1612 (Edo Period)

“Tsukishima-san...” Tadashi stands before him in utter silence. He is nothi… https://t.co/SNmolYGpDa
sab 🌙 @katsukeii - 2020-12-02
Apba Castle, Sendai, 1612 (Edo Period)

“Tsukishima-san...” Tadashi stands before him in utter silence. He is nothi… https://t.co/SNmolYGpDa
Caleb Williams @Shoboiboy - 2020-12-01
@wrathofgnon I lived in Sendai for about 6 months and drove by the castle ruins almost every day. That’s great news!
Wrath Of Gnon @wrathofgnon - 2020-12-01
The city of Sendai has announced the restoration of the Sendai castle main gate (Otemon) that was destroyed in a 19… https://t.co/AwZo3rHwTr
Arwin Cobar @bhogs03 - 2020-11-30
Just posted a photo @ Sendai Castle https://t.co/HglwRo1fFU
Yoshiko @praline_tw - 2020-11-07
#Ruins of #aobajo #castle and #statue of #masamunedate.
#miyagi #sendai #holiday #trip #travel https://t.co/f7j6D6oL74
Amy Lange Kawamura is a 🦃 @AmyLangeKawmura - 2020-11-06
Date Masamune's castle was in Sendai City.
Amy Lange Kawamura is a 🦃 @AmyLangeKawmura - 2020-11-06
Date Masamune's castle was in Sendai City.
Amy Lange Kawamura is a 🦃 @AmyLangeKawmura - 2020-11-06
Date Masamune's castle was in Sendai City.
祇園精舎の鐘の声👍🇬🇧🇯🇵 @Eggroll_Shogun - 2020-10-26
Loling at this from Japanese Railway Bot

'Four nightscapes to see with a lover:

1) Minatomirai; definitive nights… https://t.co/LmftxdE6k2
erin struggle tweets @pyrocene - 2020-10-24
Going to Iwate specifically for a volleyball court is unrealistic so I'll just go visit Sendai... If Aoba Johsai Vo… https://t.co/TweukQ1hW4
Amy is suffering from IHYS 🍯 永美 Ci @amyuzu1012 - 2020-10-23
@yuzuspiration Yeah I guess no one talks about it 😂😂 but yeah, you can see it from the Date Masamune statue at the… https://t.co/z9BjGUzh7K

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