- 08:20My one day trip start at the Sendai station i will be going the morning
You can start your one day from Sendai Station, then make your way to the morning market (Asahi). You can buy fresh fruit, vegetable, or you can have breakfast.
PARCO next to Sendai Station here you can go shopping cafes and resturants
Loft is shopping plaza and Restaurant
Hotel Metropolitan Sendai is located adjacent to JR Sendai Station, a stylish city hotel catering to all your needs in the downtown. Whether it be enjoying seasonal delicacies prepared with fresh, local produce at one of our restaurants, attending an international business conference, visiting on business or to take in the local sights, Hotel Metropolitan Sendai guarantees first class comfort.
Free Wi-Fi service is provided for staying guests.
Atago Kamisugi Street Sendai Station
- 08:3009:00Sendai Morning Market
Sendai Asaichi is a morning market place held in front of Sendai Station. It is the city’s kitchen where shoppers can find vegetables, meat, fish and Japanese-style deli food.
The front entrace of the morning market
The main road of the morning market
- 09:3010:00You can buy your ticket here for Sendai city loop line
For people who want to freely and rapidly tour city center sights while enjoying the atmosphere of the bus.
The Loople, a tourist bus in Sendai, can be boarded and exited any number of times with a 1-day pass and offers the ideal way to explore the sights of Sendai.
Buses tour Sendai's tourist spots and can be boarded and exited freely. Buses start from Sendai Station and tour Sendai's central tourist spots in roughly 1 hour. Services start at 9:00 and end with the 16:00 service. The service timetable is given below.
Since you are free to board and get off the Loople Sendai as you please, you can explore Sendai in a quick hour or spend the whole day touring at your own pace.
This makes Loople Sendai a convenient city touring bus.
- 10:0011:30The main entrance of the Aoba castle
Aoba Castle (Aoba-jō), also known as Sendai Castle (Sendai-jō), was the castle of the Date family. Built by Date Masamune atop Mount Aoba, it commanded a highly defensible strategic position overlooking the city of Sendai. Although the "castle" was the headquarters of the Date family and administrative center of Mutsu Province, the peace that followed the Battle of Sekigahara (1600) and the beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate, mitigated the dangers of attack. Plans for the tenshu, equivalent to the main keep of European castles, were drawn, but it was never built.
A museum commemorating Aoba Castle's history can be viewed on the site. It features models of the castle as it stood in the Edo Period, artifacts from the castle, and a theater that shows a short movie on the castle. The movie is in Japanese, but headsets that play an English audio track are available.
The temple Shrine
To entertain visitors with powerful performances demonstrating military exercises at the site of Sendai Castle, with photo sessions, and tour guide services.
To introduce Sendai and its attractions to visitors by appearing at various events and tourist sites.
Looking at the city of Sendai City form the Aoba Castle
You can take photo from here at the Aoba Castle
A Reastutant at the Aoba Castle
Tanabata decoration at the Aoba Castale
Aoba Castle Museum and Souvenir shops
Some of the many excibition you can see at the Aoba Castle
At Aoba Castle you can buy a Kokeshi doll shop inside the Souvenir shop entrance
The Aoba castle Temple
statue of Date Masamune at the Aoba Castle
Looking at a carving of Date Masamune below his statue
Side view photo of Date Masamune at the Aoba Castle
Miyagi Tourist Information Map at the Aoba Castle
Sendai town map at Aoba Castle
The return bus loople bus to Sendai
- 12:15 13:10Having lunch at the Sendai Station
After sighting a around sendai it`s time to have lunch at the Sendai Station
For lunch you should try the standing Sushi Restaurant in the Sendai Station
This Standing Sushi Restaurant is one of the best Restaurant
- 13:23 14:00JR Station at the Senseki Line
From the JR Sendai Station, go to the ticket machine and buy a ticket for Matsushima Kaigan the fare is 410Yen, going through the ticket gate and walk to gate number nine and board your available train, take the rapid train on the JR Senseki Line bound for Ishinomaki (25 minutes) 35 minutes on the ordinary train (fare is the same) and get off at Matsushima Kaigan Sta.
- 14:00 17:40walking around Matsushima
Matsushima is a group of islands in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. There are some 260 tiny islands (Shima) covered in pines (Matsu) – hence the name – and is ranked as one of the Three Views of Japan.
A well-known apocryphal haiku often attributed to Matsuo Bashō indicates that the poet is at a loss for words.
One of the many Senseki train line at Matsushima
View from Matusshima Kaigan Station.
Cafes and Resturant at Matsushima Station
Matsushima tour bicycle taix
Matsushima Street view
The port of Matsushima you can book your tour to see the Islet of the bay of Matsushima
The Matsushima Islet tour boots
Matusshima large rice cracker
Big rice carcker at Matsushima
Matsushima grill Kamaboko or boilk fish paste
I recommended you try the Shobian Cafe coffee
Inside the Shobian Cafe the ambiance is very good and you can see the bay of Matsushima
Oyster shop in matsushima
- 15:0016:00Zuiganji Temple
Zuiganji is a reflection of the natural beauty of Matsushima, and upon entering the temple grounds, the approach to the main hall proceeds along a long, straight path flanked on both sides by cedar trees. An alternate path detours off to the right of the entrance and by a number of caves that were used in the past for meditation, and today contain statues.
The eel tomb stone in the Zuiganji Temple
One of the many incarnated gods statue at the Zuiganji Temple in Matsushima
The railroad victim to duty mourning soul monument
Public phone box out side the Zuiganji Temple in Matsushima
Baddhist Altar inside the Zuiganji temple
Ink paint inside the large Multi purpose hall in the Zuiganji temple
Picture of the founders of the Zuiganji temple
One of the many gods they pray to at the Zuiganji temple
Historical Artifacts at Zuiganji temple
Buddist beads you can buy at the Zuiganji temple
Traitional Daruma Doll at the Zuiganji Temple
Traditional Daruma Doll
Traditional food of that you can buy at the Zuiganji Temple
The Entsuin temple in Zuiganji temple
A souvenir shop that you can buy the big size rice carcker
- 16:00 16:20Godaido Temple
Godaido is a small temple hall on an islet just next to the pier. Due to its prominent location, it has become a symbol of Matsushima. Godaido was built in 807 and contains five statues which where enshrined by the same priest who founded nearby Zuiganji. The statues are displayed to the public only once every 33 years, and were last displayed in 2006.
The only bridge to that leads to the Godaido Temple
Okuno Hosomichi poem box at the Godaido Temple
A Small Temple at the Godaido Temple
Looking at matsushima bay from the Godaido Temple
The Matsushima sea food resturant bar and cafe area
- 16:20 17:00Date Masamune Historical Museum
Located steps away from the Matsushima ferry terminal, the Date Masamune Historical Museum at first is a bit creepy to be honest. Wax dolls of other 50 historical people who represents the Tohoku region from the late-Edo Period (1603 - 1868) to today, such as Osamu Dazai, Hideyo Noguchi, and Kenji Miyazawa are also displayed in the museum.
A wax replica of Date Masamune
Art work of Tsunenaga Hasekura at the Date Masamune Historical Museum
A art work of Paul 5th of Rome at the Date Masamune Museum
The Mangattan liner that run from Sendai to Matsushima , you can call this number to find the time they run during the day
Samurai Guide one day trip ends at Sendai Station where it started.
- 18:30 If you are in Sendai you should try Samurai Guide recommend one day trip, It's lot's of fun.