Sendai, the capital of Miyagi prefecture, is called “Mori no Miyako” (City of Green), because of the large amount of greenery.
We warmly welcome you to Sendai and hope you will enjoy its nature, food, and history. Below, you can find some things to do in and around Sendai.
Day trips from Sendai
If you need a break from the conference, you can enjoy the scenery and attractions in places around Sendai.
Matsushima is said to be one of the three most scenic spots in Japan and is about 40 minutes by train from Sendai or Aoba-dori stations on the Senseki line. Alight at Matsushima Kaigan station. You can take a cruise around the bay full of small, pine tree-covered islands. Back on shore you can enjoy local specialities, such as oysters, visit some temples, and purchase tourist goods. (Official Site)
Yamadera means “mountain temple”, and can be reached by train from Sendai station in about an hour on the Senzan line. As you might expect, the temple is located fairly high up a steep mountain path. From the top you can enjoy views along the valley. At the bottom, you can replenish your energy levels by eating some Soba noodles, a specialty of the area. (Official Site)