Silversea Luxury Cruises A Sendai

Sendai City, situated in the center of Miyagi Prefecture, is the largest city in the Tohoku region with a population of one million and is the political and economic center in northwest Region. Although Sendai is a large city it is known throughout Japan as modern city in harmony with nature. The city possesses beautiful sceanery such as the Hirose-gawa river that runs through central Sendai and the lush zelkova trees that line its streets. Greenery is especially abundant in the center of the city which has tree-lined and parks. View more

As a result, Sendai is called the "City of Trees". The dominant figures in Sendai's history is Date Masamune (1567-1636), the first lord of the Sendai Clan, established the foundation of Sendai in 1600. Masamune started to build his castle in Sendai and implemented new plans regarding the layout and development of the city. The city became so prosperous that a Spanish Ambassador described it as being busier than Tokyo. Unfortunately, there's not much evidence of high culture these days. During World War II, Sendai was demolished by Allied bombing and the city was later rebuild with wide street and boulevards laid out ingrid pattern Sendai has many universities and is also well known as an academic city. Its universities and research institutes have been contributing to the development of the high-tech industry.

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Excursiones en Sendai

Sendai Highlights

Experience a unique balance of city life and nature during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion to Sendai, the 'City of Trees'.

Sendai Castle

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive through Sendai en route to the Sendai Castle. Upon arrival, begin your guided tour. Originally built by Date Masamune in 1600, the castle is perched on a natural stronghold 377 feet (115 metres) above sea level. Although fire destroyed its original buildings, the castle's stone walls and guardhouse have been repaired and reconstructed to their original design.

Zuihoden Mausoleum

Next, re-board your coach and drive to Zuihoden, the mausoleum built for Masamune in 1637. Zuihoden was constructed in the Japanese architectural style known as 'Momoyama', and featured lion mask sculptures on the columns, and tiles and dragonheads at the four corners of the roof. Zuihoden was designated as a national treasure by the former Japanese Imperial Government in 1931. It subsequently burnt down during World War II, was rebuilt in 1979 and restored to its original design in 2001.

Sendai Tour

Following your visit, re-board your coach for an approximately 50-minute sightseeing drive through Sendai. The streets and parks of this bustling modern city abound with beautiful scenery, including the Hirose-gawa River that runs through Central Sendai and a long strip of lush zelkova trees in the centre of the city. As a result, Sendai is called the 'City of Trees'. Mt. Aobayama can also be seen from the pedestrian's deck in front of Sendai Station.

Your tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately one mile (about 1.7 kilometres), with a few steps to get on/off the coach and 120 steps to negotiate at Zuihoden. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Casual clothing is recommended. Japanese yen is required for any purchases: guests are advised to exchange money at the airport prior the cruise.

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