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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

Echo Cheng @echotpe - 2020-01-22
A magic hour of the night view in Sendai city. It's taken from Aoba castle. 📸 https://t.co/zCc7wweFu6
Gaijin Gaming Bros (GGB) @GGBJapan - 2020-01-21
@JJROCKETS Make sure you eat some Gyuutan, its free to go to the top of the AER Building (good city view), and chec… https://t.co/IOxharctlh
Felix @Felix35813367 - 2020-01-18
Being in Shiroishi to visit the castle! Found children's amour but neither me nor yukiko fit! :D
Great fun! Excited… https://t.co/UDpRKxPaGq
Amy loves (1) boy with (2) cheek freckles✨ 永美Ci @amyuzu1012 - 2020-01-17
@kat0nice Yeah, like the Date crest!! I got it in Sendai at the Sendai Castle site ( ´͈ ᵕ `͈ ) https://t.co/OyaSzMFKWs
Gentle @Gentle61567731 - 2020-01-17
The site of Sendai castle at Sendai in Miyagi prefecture. There is powerful Japanese soul in this place. Let's boun… https://t.co/PK48kZTdyb
HIROMUKAI @hiromu_society - 2020-01-17
@Kevin___W I recommend Zuihoden and Sendai Castle Ruins! Jozenji Street is full of shops!

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Hot inn Sendai Nagamachi (Guest House) ホットイン仙台長町 @HotinnH - 2020-01-17
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The Shiroishi #Castle is another incredible spot i… https://t.co/3u2MdUwcZ9
Helena. @furbeach_ - 2020-01-06
@BlessRNG Aside from trying the Zunda shake (aka the BEST milkshake you will ever have), there is the Sendai Castle… https://t.co/2sNCK1yOdh
Center ★ Nova @CirNobar - 2020-01-04
New year brings me back to the 2017-2018 Sendai-Tokyo trip and us three stooges awkwardly sipping cheap booze at th… https://t.co/SOXDETMoQw
Dr. Nyri Bakkalian @riversidewings - 2020-01-04
The *setting* of these festivities would vary, but would always center around the main Date castle town-- Takako, Y… https://t.co/VvslL3bYVU
Hank | ハンク @TehSoular - 2020-01-02
It was a fun stay at Sendai and I managed to visit Date Masamune's castle ruins, his statue, Matsushima's coastal b… https://t.co/YfcIlVe5g5
Hank | ハンク a silly dog back in silly Chile @TehSoular - 2020-01-02
It was a fun stay at Sendai and I managed to visit Date Masamune's castle ruins, his statue, Matsushima's coastal b… https://t.co/YfcIlVe5g5
Hank | ハンク a silly dog in Kyoto @TehSoular - 2020-01-02
It was a fun stay at Sendai and I managed to visit Date Masamune's castle ruins, his statue, Matsushima's coastal b… https://t.co/YfcIlVe5g5
Hank | ハンク a silly dog in Mexico @TehSoular - 2020-01-02
It was a fun stay at Sendai and I managed to visit Date Masamune's castle ruins, his statue, Matsushima's coastal b… https://t.co/YfcIlVe5g5
Hank | ハンク a silly dog in Tokyo, again! @TehSoular - 2020-01-02
It was a fun stay at Sendai and I managed to visit Date Masamune's castle ruins, his statue, Matsushima's coastal b… https://t.co/YfcIlVe5g5
Jasmine Jensen @jasminerjensen - 2020-01-02
@Asher_Wolf Went for a walk around the ruins of Sendai castle & saw a tiny little shrine up the side of a hill. https://t.co/VHVK6TQHVO
Kitty🐈💗Happy🌟Bday❄️Yuzu!!🎁 @kat0nice - 2019-12-30
Bought this Nekomasamune from Aoba Castle. And now he's here at home with us, representing Sendai amongst our ref m… https://t.co/iEUKrlKd1r
jammy 💕 @ vacation 🇯🇵 @mangojammyy - 2019-12-29
In Sendai Castle with Date Masamune 🙏💕 https://t.co/oeFNgesOWk
jammy 💕 @ vacation 🇯🇵 @mangojammyy - 2019-12-29
In Sendai Castle with Date Masamune 🙏💕 https://t.co/oeFNgesOWk
Katrin MBoundza @FrauMB - 2019-12-27
#sendaicastle or at least, where it was once #sendai #japan @ Sendai Castle https://t.co/jodzq5DJdr
city lights and a flower @acaffeination - 2019-12-21
Sendai castle ruins = pretty https://t.co/7MhBOPyOjh
Amy S♪ 永美です Ci @hanamy_ - 2019-12-19
For both Zuihoden and Sendai Castle, a whole bunch of people got off along with me. When it came to the Internation… https://t.co/w0ZVDWIH0j
Amy S♪ 永美です Ci @hanamy_ - 2019-12-19
Next was Sendai Castle!! Not only is the statue of Date Masamune really cool, but the view is incredible as well!!… https://t.co/LWE3hCHMKG
Amy♪ going✈️仙台 @hanamy_ - 2019-12-19
For both Zuihoden and Sendai Castle, a whole bunch of people got off along with me. When it came to the Internation… https://t.co/w0ZVDWIH0j
Amy♪ going✈️仙台 @hanamy_ - 2019-12-19
Next was Sendai Castle!! Not only is the statue of Date Masamune really cool, but the view is incredible as well!!… https://t.co/LWE3hCHMKG
Sharon ❤️ 알렉스, 면토끼 & 엑소 @tmimi8316 - 2019-12-19
Sendai Loople Bus - to Sendai Castle site https://t.co/Bba4pHKkvq
🏴 bůnniëℓøvë 면토끼 사랑하갓~🏳☁️🐰 수확행 is Right Now 🥰 @BunnieLove2011 - 2019-12-19
Lil Myeonnie and Tomato Mommy went sightseeing around Sendai on the Loople Sendai with @tmimi8316 @hanulyi @mllsyhr… https://t.co/hGgLcSMBP0
🏴 bůnniëℓøvë 면토끼 사랑하갓~🏳☁️🐰 수확행 is Right Now 🥰 @BunnieLove2011 - 2019-12-19
Lil Myeonnie and Tomato Mommy went sightseeing around Sendai on the Loople Sendai with @tmimi8316 @hanulyi @mllsyhr… https://t.co/hGgLcSMBP0
macro cosmos’ shinji 🥀 @shinjistarxx - 2019-12-17
@kat0nice I’m a Japanese history major and really passionate about date Masamune in particular so the aim of my tri… https://t.co/c5TKOju7mv
Catherine @nyanncath - 2019-12-11
@billymakmak Thanks Billy! I just visited Zuihoden. Heading to Sendai Castle next.

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