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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

TweetsTweets

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
Iris @Iris_11ly - 2019-06-10
The night view of Sendai seen from Aoba Castle

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#東北が美しい https://t.co/Gc94l4h6qx
SENDAI MASQUERADE ENDED ME🎭 @boredjdc - 2019-06-01
Finally went up to Aoba Castle site in DAYTIME🤪
Got these postcards from the store! They’re made from recycled pape… https://t.co/OD9T7a0BuC
The Real Japan @TheRealJapan1 - 2019-05-31
A Spring Day Exploring Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Hop onto the Sendai City Loop Bus and ride out of the heart… https://t.co/zbZnW1MioI
東北ずん子shop magリニューアルOPEN! @office_mag - 2019-05-25
@TheVocalOne_GER Here’s Aoba castle
We can overlook the city area of Sendai😊
@Jakl 🌹 @jakl - 2019-05-18
We went to the top of the castle then took the Shinkansen to Sendai. https://t.co/mnfs1WFsWI
@Jakl 🌹 @jakl - 2019-05-18
We went to the top of the castle then took the Shinkansen to Sendai. https://t.co/mnfs1WFsWI
James 🌹 @jakl - 2019-05-18
We went to the top of the castle then took the Shinkansen to Sendai. https://t.co/mnfs1WFsWI
Jared @jaredallard - 2019-05-18
Fox Village, a castle near Sendai, and Sendai city! https://t.co/fKcNox9DAX
Silvie @SilvieRawr - 2019-05-17
Aoba Castle (Aka Sendai Castle) with a great view of the city~ https://t.co/4DxSHwioY1
Danilo Miljevic @DanMiljevic - 2019-05-02
Good news guys! @AbroadInJapan did not over sell the Zunda Saryo milkshake in the Sendai castle ruins. Worth every… https://t.co/87qIXiDgwG
Fazli Rosli @TheFuzzy - 2019-05-02
Time to climb to the Sendai Castle! It's a long, steep climb up a winding path. https://t.co/rQzJA0gMhX
Danilo Miljevic @DanMiljevic - 2019-05-01
@AbroadInJapan came to Sendai and am heading to Aoba castle tomorrow because of your videos! If you have time to me… https://t.co/plgRe1CGew
Hato/(🎮MMBN4REDSUN) @ehatomura - 2019-04-30
@Kevin___W I recommend Sendai Castle(or Aoba Castle)! The view from there is beautiful😌✨

https://t.co/FHmdVet2r7
Hato/日本語期間中(~6th, May) @ehatomura - 2019-04-30
@Kevin___W I recommend Sendai Castle(or Aoba Castle)! The view from there is beautiful😌✨

https://t.co/FHmdVet2r7
大橋裕紀🏯@お城ブロガー @yuki_oha - 2019-04-30
#SendaiCastle
Japan’s 100 famous castles
Sendai Castle is a castle that 'Date Masamune' built on the ruins of Chiyo… https://t.co/WKHfAYARjI
Leo @ Dont run away, your highness👑🌕 @Leoppii - 2019-04-26
and for the night show Kai asks: 'Whats your favorite Miyagi tourist destination?'

Kuroo runs up and screams 'SEN… https://t.co/ET5WQRrAQa
南クララ @minamiclara - 2019-04-21
@tai_kurosumi
Certainly Sendai is a good season. I go to work at Okazaki in the castle town today.
Matthew Avinger @MattAvinger - 2019-04-18
Day 7 in Japan. Took a trip to Sendai and visited the site of the old Castle. Ate some beef tongue and went to a… https://t.co/hYjztOKVPa
Yokan-Iwate(いわて/岩手) @Yokan112 - 2019-04-13
Beautiful sunset from Matsumori castle ruins and cherry blossoms.#Sendai,Miyagi prefecture. https://t.co/NG6rx7dRdQ
Da'Ville a.k.a Turii Maysun @DiRealDaVille - 2019-04-12
Me and the team took a visit to temple and shrine in Sendai at the Sendai Castle Japan. Photo opportunity of the st… https://t.co/8ccCbJdQOX
Da'Ville a.k.a Turii Maysun @DiRealDaVille - 2019-04-12
Me and the team took a visit to temple and shrine in Sendai at the Sendai Castle Japan. Photo opportunity of the st… https://t.co/Xk0UyyCtsq
HI-JAPAN @YH_JPN_E - 2019-04-06
Maple Sendai #YouthHostel is located in #Sendai known for the remains of 17th-century Sendai Castle, built for one… https://t.co/4PXPuNoZIq
HI-JAPAN @YH_JPN_E - 2019-04-03
Maple Sendai #YouthHostel is conveniently located close to shopping and major sightseeing destinations, including A… https://t.co/9uFxF7PRIF
James Wanless @JamesWanless - 2019-03-22
Before going to Sendai to teach my “INTUITION” Workshop, I must first drop in on Tsuruga jo Castle to receive stren… https://t.co/JqMrOvsRef

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