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Sendaijo Ato, Sendai

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Visit the historic site of Sendaijo Ato, an Edo-period structure destroyed in World War II. Demolished during the 1945 bombing of Sendai by the United States, only the ruins of moss-covered stone walls remain on site. Visit the castle museum to see a model of what the building used to look like, inspect a reconstructed guard tower, and admire relics from the castle’s past. From the hilltop on which it stands, the castle and its grounds offer panoramic views of Sendai. Using our world travel planner, Sendai attractions like Sendaijo Ato can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • There is no castle, but it overlooks the city. It is fun to see the flow of the river. Above is the statue of Date Masamune, the statue of the samurai, and the ruins of the castle. There were restaurants and shrines, and it was like a little park.
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  • Because it is the ruins of the castle, there is no such surprising building, and there is only the memory that I took only the statue and the photograph of the famous Date Masamune and went down (laugh) And the memory that Date Masamune was short (laugh)
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  • Good views of Sendai. Easy 50 minute (approx) walk from Sendai or from International Centre subway station. Part of the walk is uphill that some will find strenuous. There is a Sendai Loople bus service that stops at the castle. The Castle ruins are really just the footprint of the castle. There are remains of castle wall gates, with information boards (in Japanese and English), that you pass walking to the castle location. There are food venues at the summit - didn't try them. Summit can be crisp and windy in winter (very chilly, with snow settled in various places in shadow).
  • I just really enjoyed the walk up! Very pretty temple at the top and the view is worth it alone.
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