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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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(eg)genius @blupuddy - 2021-04-13
Didn't know this existed until just now. Based on the song 'Koujou no Tsuki' whose lyrics were inspired by Aoba Cas… https://t.co/qAGYw6FFIT
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-04-10
So, for a neighborhood to have permission to host breweries was quite a perk! So, Miyamachi was the one neighborhoo… https://t.co/zyOmeRA3VP
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-04-10
These neighborhoods also could and often did have privileges that the regular commoner neighborhoods did not. So, f… https://t.co/ZWc9dwWcZG
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-04-03
. One of its major festivals, in the late spring, was the Aoba Festival-- named for the shrine, which was named for… https://t.co/PNdfj2GMvQ
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-04-03
Aoba Castle, also known as Sendai Castle, was the home fortress of the house of Date during the Edo period. Its cas… https://t.co/NbMuE5LFAJ
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-04-03
It has a commanding view-- partially obscured today by the buildings of modern downtown-- of the Sendai basin. Ther… https://t.co/4UuhswgU5E
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-04-03
The IJA took over the castle site, and remade its outer baileys into the headquarters of the Second Infantry Divisi… https://t.co/KmnPUX1p7H
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-04-03
To reiterate something from last week: yes, Sendai Castle was Masamune's residence, but it was also a military inst… https://t.co/uZvNOBLqfr
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-04-01
@jackandweasel Correction: not Camp Schimmelpfenning. The castle's outer bailey was home to Camp Sendai.
From Japan @FromJap11105392 - 2021-04-01
We went to the Sendai castle !
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Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-27
(Just wait. It'll make sense!)

Four centuries ago, shortly after founding the castle town that became the modern c… https://t.co/gPc8xhos6L
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-27
But this wasn't all. He also kept a herd of oxen in a barn in Haranomachi, in the Sendai Castle town, expressly mea… https://t.co/S1XZb12Lpj
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-27
By then, Sendai Castle was headquarters of what became the 2nd Infantry Division and the old castle jo-jodan no ma no longer existed.
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-27
Most notably and centrally placed was Camp Schimmelpfennig, a base in the Kawauchi district, inside the Hirose Rive… https://t.co/YJTrHw8cHC
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-27
So to build a room like this in Sendai Castle itself, when the Date family would receive no other outsiders, should… https://t.co/17Bs7BbbxX
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-27
So. To prepare for the emperor's potential (and for awhile at least, quite likely) visit, Masamune had a jō-jōdan n… https://t.co/g8TdEJexqQ
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-27
Yes, Sendai Castle was Masamune's residence, but it was also a military installation and strategic asset, so it was… https://t.co/V9OhUcRrYH
☆Leah☆ @VampireBatL - 2021-03-24
Sendai Castle #persona5strikers #persona5 #game#gaming #nintendo #NintendoSwitch https://t.co/6pwdY7M2TY
Kristine Ohkubo🇺🇸🗽🇯🇵⛩ @AuthorKristineO - 2021-03-23
#Miyagi (#宮城県) :Here you will find the remains of 17th-century Sendai Castle, built for samurai lord Date Masamune.… https://t.co/4GMzykDwtE
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-13
One less stipend it was obliged to pay could only have been a relief to some bureaucrat in the accounting office at Sendai Castle.
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-13
So, while there was miso in Date lands before the early 17th century, it was only with the development of the Senda… https://t.co/kuokQDBLIL
Dr. Nyri A. Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2021-03-13
While the so-called Great Man theory of history is BS, the fact of the matter is, Date Masamune (1567-1636), 17th L… https://t.co/So5hiHYBNq
ALO JAPAN @alojapan - 2021-03-02
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LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2021-02-28
Samurai Sightseeing: Visiting Sendai and Shiroishi Will Make You Fall In Love with Japan's Castle Towns… https://t.co/o7FX11K51Y
52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2021-02-25
Samurai Sightseeing: Visiting Sendai and Shiroishi Will Make You Fall In Love with Japan's Castle Towns… https://t.co/qEoHFLPFcI
Freya17 @dkilala - 2021-02-25
@AbroadInJapan was playing persona 5 strikers an get to visit Sendai an they talk about lord masamune, Sendai castl… https://t.co/zYEQVGnqcc
LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2021-02-14
Exploring Sendai in the Footsteps of Samurai Date Masamune: Castle Ruins to VR Museums! https://t.co/Wp5qsoqvhe
52 Weeks Later 52WL ¦ Dee ¦ Japan ‣ Writing ‣ QA @52WeeksLater - 2021-02-11
Exploring Sendai in the Footsteps of Samurai Date Masamune: Castle Ruins to VR Museums! https://t.co/k11mk5FCU1 https://t.co/FG6wkbquKc
lo-chan is frustrated. @ennoshitter - 2021-02-11
@miracleboymin after looking into their name 'aoba johsai' means 'West of aoba castle' or historic Sendai Castle, a… https://t.co/EXhmOMEavS
Yokan in English @Yokan112 - 2021-02-06
Sendai castle tonight. https://t.co/8541U9eMjH

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