May/18 - May/19, 2019 Sendai Aoba Festival4.5
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
5.0a month ago
During summer there is something happening every weekend. It's also close to downtown shopping and a great place to drink canned beer with friends instead of going to an expensive shop.
4.0a month ago
Went there during the tanabata festival in August, was a really nice area for the festival.
4.03 months ago
Good venue for events in spring, summer and fall. A little close to Sendai Station too.
5.04 months 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.
5.04 months ago
We got there in the music festival in sendai. Awesome free music gigs for different styles