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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 - 2018-12-11
Date Masamune's taiko performance at Sendai Castle, circa 1603. They say the sake was good, the mood was electric,… https://t.co/dh0wep3TKG
Taka ☔️🎄@ AZALEA仙台ファンミ @Takargo - 2018-12-09
First snow in Sendai

(road to Aoba Castle) https://t.co/yo3tQlMwwo
Taka ☔️🎄@ AZALEA仙台ファンミ @Takargo - 2018-12-09
First snow in Sendai

(road to Aoba Castle) https://t.co/yo3tQlMwwo
Taka ☔️🎄@ AZALEA仙台ファンミ @Takargo - 2018-12-09
First snow in Sendai

(road to Aoba Castle) https://t.co/yo3tQlMwwo
False Dmitry IV @DCLaurie - 2018-12-07
Worth the climb: ruins of Sendai Castle and a city view in late morning fog. https://t.co/kSQDib5Rhg
Surya khatri (ミン) @Suryakatrisan - 2018-12-06
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/wgkfo1yTyO Sendai Aoba Castle 旅行 || 2018
Tono Tonz @tono_tonz - 2018-12-04
Beautiful shrine gate 🏯🇯🇵
#aobacastle #sendai #japan @ Aoba Castle https://t.co/sbQeighsNg
Patrick Quinn-Graham 🏳️‍🌈 @thepatrick - 2018-11-27
Fall colours 😍 @ Aoba Castle, Sendai Castle Ruins https://t.co/3dY3oCg96V
deuxtroistrucs @deuxtroistrucs - 2018-11-25
>art-of-eons https://t.co/Sk1Kdrb4Bu https://t.co/EsEAV9xVYc
Faysal Ahmed @ShohelIslam - 2018-11-24
at Sendai Castle https://t.co/jRCCO59n1D
renren @rawlaroone - 2018-11-14
@merctreads I JUST INSTANTLY THOUGHT OF THE LAKE IN SENDAI NEAR THE CASTLE THAT IS KNOWN AS THE BIRTHPLACE OF SKATI… https://t.co/h95f2mihec
*~_*datemasamuneluvr0905*_~* @LennonheadNew - 2018-11-07
there are a surprising amount of legends regarding Sendai miso. apparently the first industrial production of miso… https://t.co/raIzA1QSBk
*~_*datemasamuneluvr0905*_~* @LennonheadNew - 2018-11-03
good memory of Sendai is being at the castle in the cold rain eating plum+tamarindo ice cream while trying to creat… https://t.co/wde5wr6n8z
Rambalac @rambalac - 2018-11-02
I know that castle is just a reconstruction but still better than Sendai castle. https://t.co/hRydZf3N5f
Yeo Shumian @SheepBookNoodle - 2018-11-01
Chill afternoon exploring Morioka as I make my way south to Sendai. Tried to eat the 3 great noodles of Morioka but… https://t.co/z5SIU4i10X
Lost In Football @LiFJapan - 2018-10-28
NEW VIDEO! A cool castle, stunning superbikes and an action-packed Emperor's Cup quarter-final under the floodlight… https://t.co/0l5F275NkV
Dr. Nyri A Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2018-10-26
The one redeeming thing for today, that just happened, is that an Instagram friend from #Sendai was visiting Aoba C… https://t.co/YGWFbJOtFC
Cup of Love @mywhirlwindkid - 2018-10-20
I tried going to Sendai Castle at night once, I only got as far as Tōhoku Daigaku Aoba Campus. I forgot my gloves a… https://t.co/2u4GMoMfcJ
tobby ➡️ 10/17-28 🇯🇵 @tibdibs - 2018-10-20
Matsumoto statue at Sendai Castle https://t.co/HZuD5cDVps
Saint Maur International School @saintmaur1872 - 2018-10-18
The Grade 7 students have officially arrived in #Sendai after a long bus ride yesterday afternoon. Here we are in f… https://t.co/NcaZsXKEHI
チャーチリアン=Churchillian @sisler71823634 - 2018-10-16
The castle with cherry blossoms. The castle is located in the City of Shiraishi, just south of Sendai, which is the… https://t.co/gvBkgdwbrc
Max @mxmqnt - 2018-10-07
@AbroadInJapan I went to Sendai Castle this morning and tried the Zunda milkshake 👍
Max @mxmqnt - 2018-10-07
@AbroadInJapan I went to Sendai Castle this morning and tried the Zunda milkshake 👍
Max @mxmqnt - 2018-10-07
@AbroadInJapan I went to Sendai Castle this morning and tried the Zunda milkshake 👍
WOW! JAPAN @docomo_wowjapan - 2018-10-05
[2018 Edition] 10 Must-See Sightseeing Spots in Sendai [2018 Edition] 10 Must-See Sightseeing Spots in Sendai… https://t.co/3ioH6vBq2a
Otome Obsessed @ Ikemen Debt @otomeobsessed - 2018-09-26
My bracelet that I bought last year in Sendai at the Aoba Castle giftshop is probably going to break soon.

When it… https://t.co/jKhGLNGJl1
Otome Obsessed @ Ikemen Debt @otomeobsessed - 2018-09-26
My bracelet that I bought last year in Sendai at the Aoba Castle giftshop is probably going to break soon.

When it… https://t.co/jKhGLNGJl1
Kevin Lapeña @kevinlapena - 2018-09-24
Visiting the fashionable Date Masamune’s statue at the Aoba Castle in Sendai #AobaCastle #Sendai #Tohoku #Japan… https://t.co/NhOZaNSM9l
miku @mikuistnurdeko - 2018-09-18
@sawryyyy Sendai has a castle cat, watch out for him https://t.co/UQbibAbL49
Ross Brierley @Ghostlight_Ross - 2018-09-14
@laila_shirei @InsideJapan Thanks, I took that at Sendai Castle last year. Sendai is such a nice city :)
The Adventures of Blaine and Katey @BlaineandKatey - 2018-09-14
One Full Day in Sendai: Aoba Castle, Date Masamune, and Beef Tongue: https://t.co/2ZOp4Qy4YF via @YouTube

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