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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

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
Hakurou Kurama @HakurouKurama - 2018-12-26
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/Vasi7fLmYY 【4K】Walking to Sendai castle(!?!?) and Sendai station
A @AndyJL_ - 2018-12-21
Fell in love with Sendai today after seeing the views from Aoba Castle absolutely stunning! 🙏
Hi! My Name Is... @AndyJL_ - 2018-12-21
Fell in love with Sendai today after seeing the views from Aoba Castle absolutely stunning! 🙏
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 ☔️🎄 @Takargo - 2018-12-09
First snow in Sendai

(road to Aoba Castle) https://t.co/yo3tQlMwwo
Taka ☔️🎄 @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
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

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