Sendai (Japan)

Sendai Travel Guide and Trip Resources


City of Trees

Sendai is a city of one million people in the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan's Honshu Island
Nicknamed the green city or city of trees, an excellent city for enjoying all the conveniences of urban life at a slow pace
Tanabata-matsuri festival in August, shopping, nightlife, and some good sights

Sendai (Japanese: 仙台) is a city of just over a million people in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku region, on the country's main Honshu island. Nicknamed the "city of trees" or "green city", Sendai is a place that balances the urban and the natural quite well: the Hirose river flows through it for 45 kilometers and its central streets are lined with Zelkova trees as well as numerous parks. The wide Jozenji-dori street is an excellent example of Sendai's green reputation.

Not quite a tourist hotspot, yet there is one moment during the year when that changes. That is in early August when the Tanabata-matsuri Festival is held - at that time the streets get decorated with bright and colorful bamboo and paper-made items and the crowds flock here.

During the rest of the year however, Sendai turns into an excellent city for enjoying all the conveniences of urban life at a slow pace. Do some shopping, have a drink in the evening (the students of universities in town guarantee that it won't be boring!), stroll about and check out some of the sights like the Zuihoden mausoleum, the ruins of Sendai Castle and the Ōsaki Hachiman Shrine. Nearby Sendai you find the fantastic scenery of Matsushima Bay, which has hundreds of tiny island covered by pine-trees in it. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Sendai is a city in Japan's region of Miyagi. It has a population of 1,063,103, is situated at an altitude of 151ft and the best airport to fly into is SDJ (Sendai, Sendai)
  • The main spoken language here is Japanese, and the average English skill is low
  • The currency used in Japan is the Japanese yen (JPY)

Sendai Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

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Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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