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July 31, 2014


The history of Sendai began in 1601 by Data Masamune with the construction of the city and the Sendai castle. The Sendai castle has gained popularity with domestic and foreign tourists as a point of sightseeing. The Sendai castle overlooks the city of Sendai. Date Masamune sent Hasekura Tsunenage to Rome in 1604 to do trading with foreign countries across the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic as SAMURAI.

SAMURAI Hasekura Tsunenaga celebrated its 400th anniversary, it has become a UNESCO world heritage site for storage in 2013, and it is popular with tourists. It takes about 80 minutes by car from Sendai and about 1 hour and 35 minutes by local JR line. When you get there you can see the San Juan Bautista ship that has been restored.

Sendai has been referred to as the “City of Trees” (Mori-No-Miyako) there are many trees along the streets of the city for eg. Aobayama, Hirose, and Izumigatake, and the city surroundings.

There are various methods of transportation to choose from in Sendai City. Sendai has an international airport that is called Sendai International Airport. It takes about 60 minutes from Sendai to Tokyo by airplane. Others include the Tohoku Express Way, Tohoku Shinkansen Line, subway line, bus line, that connects to all the major and minor cities and towns in Japan E.g. Sapporo, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Osaka. There is also the Sendai Port.

Sendai also has Pro sports leagues such as the Rakuten Eagles baseball team, its most famous player was Tanaka Masahiro who is now playing for the New York Yankees. Other sports include: soccer with the Vegalta Sendai men’s team and Vegalta ladies team, the 89ERS basketball team, Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling and the Futsal league Voscuore Sendai.

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