May/16 - May/17, 2020 Sendai Aoba Festival (canceled)4.5
from 5/16 '20 to 5/17 '20
The Sendai Aoba Festival signals the arrival of spring in Sendai and is held in May every year.
The main festival held on Sunday called "Hon-Matsuri", features magnificent floats and samurai processions parading the downtown Sendai. The taiko drums and cheers heard on the main streets engulf the entire city in festivity.
The festival on Saturday is called "Yoi-Matsuri", features "Sendai Sparrow Dance" which people dance and jump to the music like sparrows. The highlight of the Saturday evening festival is the Sparrow Dance contest. Anyone can join the dancing and experience the festival's excitement.
Also, there are a lot of local food stalls, so you can enjoy Sendai foods such as cow tongue and sweet green bean sweets.
Dates: May 16 & 17, 2020
Hours: 10:00 - 21:00 (May 16), 9:00 - 19:00 (May 17)
Venue: Citizen Park in Sendai City Center, Kotodai Park, Jozenji Street, etc.
Access: a 15-min walk from JR Sendai Station, or a 1-min walk from Kotodai-koen Subway Station
*Please check the official website for the latest information.
PurposeFestivals,Gourmet,parade,family,shrine/temple,sightseeing,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Sendai Sta. (about 1.2km) Google Transit
4.03 months ago
If you want to relax your brain you need to go this park. Best place for relaxing
5.06 months ago
Koutoudai Koen park is good place to take a walk and relax. Events are often held at this park on weekend. Have a good time! :)
5.0a year ago
Love this place it is a must see spot just beautiful and it hosts many events at different times of the year I highly recommend that you check it out if you are in Sendai.
5.010 months ago
beautiful park to break a little bit from routine activities. Located at the heart of the city, the leaves color change are varied, from green, yellow gingko, orange to red maple. There are several statues available including life size Sumo one. However a little bit dissapointing since the sumo statue is used as smoking area.
5.010 months ago
Nice place to pass your leisure time probably with a book or taking snaps with your cellphone.