Sendai City Museum4.0
This city museum stands on the former castle ground and principally explain history of Sendai City and Miyagi Prefecture. Among main highlights are numerous artefacts from the Date family that provide a comprehensive account of the clan's sumurai culture in the Edo period. This is the place you can learn more about the powerful samurai lord Date Masamune who is also known as 'One-Eyed Dragon' because of his blind eye.
Also impressive is an exhibition focusing on Hasekura Tsunenaga, a retainer of Date Masamune and the first Japanese ambassador to Europe and the Americas. During 1613-1620, Hasekura led a diplomatic mission to Spain and the Vatican in Rome, traveling by way of New Spain (Acapulco and Veracruz). You can see the portrait pictures of Hasekura and Pope Paul IV, both of which are included in the UNESCO's Memory of the World, and many other articles he brought back.
Purposeknows a lot about Japan
Airport/Sta.Sendai Airport (about 14.6km) Google Transit
4.0a month ago
Learn about the history of Sendai. Got sufficient English explanations too, plus they have audio explanations too in several languages (English, Korean and Chinese).
5.02 months ago
A really interesting and enjoyable museum, has enough English too. Its in a nice area to walk around too.
5.0a month ago
Have many great collection. Most of them of course tell the story of Sendai. They also provide a walkie talkie like device that contains english explanation of some of the collection for free
5.06 months ago
Fantastic, very spacious and had many employees and volunteers who were eager to explain the history behind the exhibits. Photos were allowed of most of the items, and there was an interactive area towards the end. The bathrooms were clean and souvenir shop appreciated. There was also a free cloakroom/locker service which alllowed us to enjoy the museum without carrying too many things around.
5.04 months ago
Great quick history of Sendai. Less than $5 US and they had free English audio guides. Close to the castle too which has a great view of the city!