Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Food in Sendai

Sendai is the capital of the Miyagi Prefecture and is the largest city in the Tohoku region.

The city itself does not have many tourist attractions. A round-the-city bus called Loope Sendai brings you to all the tourist attractions.

The most visited attraction is probably the ruins of the Aoba Castle. It is like a nice park with a few statues and a great view of the city. It took me quite a while to figure out where the ruins were exactly. All that is left of the castle are remnants of the outer stone walls.. There is supposedly a guard house left but we searched for it.. and we couldn't find it.

We also visited the Miyagi Art Museum.. but it was pretty... er... *yawn*.

The highlight of our stay in Sendai has to be the food - grilled beef tongue, oyako-don, zunda desserts and snacks..  All very yummy.

All the yummy food we had in Sendai..

Even though the city does not have any real tourist attractions to boot, Sendai is definitely worth a visit if you are into food.

And oh.. the shopping is pretty good too! Very conveniently located near the train station and along this whole street just about 15 minutes walk away.

Shopping street in Sendai - they have all kinds of shopping there - 
from the upmarket and modern, to the affordable and traditional.. An interesting street.

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