May/18 - May/19, 2019 Sendai Aoba Festival4.2
from 5/18 '19 to 5/19 '19
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 18 & 19, 2019
Hours: 10:00 - 21:00 (May 18), 9:00 - 19:00 (May 19)
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
4.06 months ago
Nice little park with lots of places to sit, shade, flowers, and other neat things. A very pleasant place to sit down and read a book.
4.0a year ago
Smallish but beautiful park especially popular in Autumn when the leaves change colors!
A great place to rest on your own or meet friends!
Great place to enjoy your packed lunch!
Popular site with photography buffs!
5.010 months ago
It has almost every weekend some event, festivals, car exhibition, concerts and so on. It is fairly big and it has some nice flowers.
5.0a year ago
it is located at downtown and it's very stunning place
5.07 months ago
It's a park. Fountains, statues, benches, place to read.