Kokubuncho, Sendai by Night – Miyagi – 国分町, 仙台市
Capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai, with a population of over one million, covers a total area of over 780 km2. Founded in 1600 by Date Masamune who also happen to have its mausoleum Zuihoden near the city center. Sendai features some of Tohoku’s most famous festivals like for the Tanabata Matsuri. In today’s video, we will explore Sendai’s most famous nightlife district Kokubuncho.
The modern city of Sendai was founded around 1600 by Date Masamune, one of feudal Japan’s most powerful lords.
Sendai is a city in Japan’s Tohoku Region, northeast of Tokyo on Honshu island. The remains of 17th-century Sendai Castle, built for samurai lord Date Masamune on Aoba Hill, overlook the city and include a museum of historic artifacts. The Sendai City Museum focuses on the history and culture of Japan’s Edo period, and displays Masamune’s samurai armor.
The Kokubuncho district in Sendai is famous for its many restaurants and nightlife, which makes it a perfect spot for exploring Sendai by night. Maybe start exploring by visiting one of the many restaurants featuring Gyutan or Beef Tongue, the culinary specialty of Sendai. Meat not your thing? No worries. Because of the abundance of awesome seafood Sendai has more sushi restaurants than any other place in Japan!
Over the coming months we plan to share lots of posts and images of our new home city. So many of you have asked where we will live, what it is like there, and what we will do in Sendai. We look forward to sharing all that with yiou very soon! For now please enjoy this brief introduction to our new home town, and the surrounding area. Let us know if it gives you some ideas for your first visit with us!