Sendai, Japan: Founded by legendary warrior Date Masamune in 1600 A.D., Sendai today is known as a serene city with a focus on nature. Stroll down Jōzenji or Aoba Street lined with twisting zelkova trees. Take in one of the many cultural festivals throughout the year (Aoba Festival in May, Tanabata Festival in August, Jozenji Jazz Festival in September and Fire Festival in January) or explore the Shiogama Shrine on a cruise to Sendai. Follow in the footsteps of Masamune on his journey to Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, Aoba Castle, and the Zuihoden Mausoleum. Then, head to one of the many restaurants around town serving up delicious regional specialties like gyutan (grilled beef tongue), reimen (chilled noodles), and robatayaki (Japanese-style barbecue).
Please Note: While we don't currently sail to Sendai, you can still discover the beauty of the country on one of our Japan cruises. Browse our luxury cruises to Japan below.