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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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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
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/aC013tXMHP
不知火 花月 @novalenchii - 2019-03-22
Told my half-Japanese friend that I visited a samurai warrior's grave when I was in Kansai and her response was,
'O… https://t.co/4kV7fwhATy
The Real Japan @TheRealJapan1 - 2019-03-21
A Spring Day Exploring Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Hop onto the Sendai City Loop Bus (Loople Sendai) and ride t… https://t.co/IW47cOtABD
遠森慶★SORAKO☆「共感覚でスピリチュアルを読み解く」発売中 @sorakosince1980 - 2019-03-08
@BlazingDynamo Yes😆🎵
Sendai Castle Park is a very beautiful forest.
Masamune Date is a great general.
Thootmoos @thomathoe - 2019-03-04
Came out to the Sendai Castle ruins, excited to try the zunda shake, fervently recommended by @AbroadInJapan and th… https://t.co/x6KPYvgeM0
Team Albert @AlbertMylesAM - 2019-02-27
Ohiroma The Large Hall Of The Sendai Aoba Castle https://t.co/vuGxL4FwfB Via @MuzaChan
Kristine Ohkubo @AuthorKristineO - 2019-02-19
If you draw lines between Aoba Shrine, Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, Atago Shrine, Tsutsugiaoka-Tenmangu Shrine, Sendai… https://t.co/qqUUjD8qnu
Cup of Love @mywhirlwindkid - 2019-02-12
View from Sendai Castle (2018)
#青葉城 #仙台市 #宮城県 #東北が美しい https://t.co/lAYbAEX3c7
Cup of Love @mywhirlwindkid - 2019-02-12
View from Sendai Castle (2018)
#青葉城 #仙台市 #宮城県 #東北が美しい https://t.co/lAYbAEX3c7
Cup of Love @mywhirlwindkid - 2019-02-12
View from Sendai Castle (2018)
#青葉城 #仙台市 #宮城県 #東北が美しい https://t.co/lAYbAEX3c7
chikkabage @nontesequor - 2019-02-12
@itsukamakotoni @kinbak00s okay but I just found out 'Aobajohsai literally means 'west of Aoba Castle', which is hi… https://t.co/byNDr5KVBz
syuu @syuu61883708 - 2019-02-11
I went to Sendai Castle Site.
Sendai Castle was built by Masamune DATE.
It were burned down by lightning and the Se… https://t.co/0MZHTYJrzh
Blitz@WUG愛知両日 @blitzwingjp - 2019-02-02
@Setsuna_P It's said to be milder and less salty, originating from when Date Masamune opened a miso factory at the… https://t.co/HCkUv9jDlM
Travis Seifman @toranosukev - 2019-01-25
@astanley711 Histories of more early modern castle-towns. Like James McClain's Kanazawa but for Kagoshima, Sendai, Matsuyama, *anywhere*.
Yokan-Iwate @Yokan112 - 2019-01-20
Stone wall of the Sendai Castle remains along the road between Sendai museum and top of the Sendai Castle remains. https://t.co/ImK4iVj9EU
Ozoch @OzochW - 2019-01-16
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/MR8usK1c2a 【4K】Walking to Sendai castle(!?!?) and Sendai station
lilymaymac✨ @liIyhatesyou - 2019-01-14
Touring around Sendai with the Loople Sendai ($6) where you can see all the tourist attractions with unlimited ride… https://t.co/LjeXAfiWu9
SNK @Sneak_Hood - 2019-01-11
In Batman Ninja, I think Deathstroke's Castle is so cold because It's around Sendai area in Tohoku region. https://t.co/NL2NyLa6dI
ヌル_慧のビューティークィーン @ayumiyoshida90 - 2019-01-08
So the other day i went to sendai and cant find the white castle as in takainoo natsutabi photo and i cant find his… https://t.co/9bOAfHY4uY
ヌル_慧のビューティークィーン @ayumiyoshida90 - 2019-01-08
So the other day i went to sendai and cant find the white castle as in takainoo natsutabi photo and i cant find his… https://t.co/9bOAfHY4uY
Sengoku Asuka ZERO @Sengoku_Asuka - 2019-01-06
New Water 5★ [Great Sage] Katakura Kagetsuna
A retainer of Date Masamune's, and Lady of Shiroishi Castle. An ingeni… https://t.co/ot4I2x8AEU
Hakurou Kurama @HakurouKurama - 2018-12-27
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/Vasi7fLmYY 【4K】Walking to Sendai castle(!?!?) and Sendai station
Cup of Love @mywhirlwindkid - 2018-12-26
@boredjdc @lianaaaaa @tsubakindy @glass_winged View from Sendai Castle https://t.co/iKCL1GrtTc

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