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Sendai is a major city located in the Tohoku region of Japan. It is the largest city in the region and the third largest city in the country. It is situated in the south of Miyagi Prefecture, and is located approximately 300 kilometers north of Tokyo. The city is known for its rich cultural history and its many historical monuments, museums, and shrines.

Sendai is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and is located on the Pacific coast. It is the largest city in the Tohoku region, and is considered the cultural and economic center of the area. The city has a population of 1.1 million people, and is the home of Tohoku University, one of the oldest universities in Japan.

The city was founded in 1600 by Date Masamune, a powerful feudal lord of the Edo period. He chose the area for its strategic defensive position, surrounded by mountains and the ocean. Sendai is also known as the “City of Trees,” due to its many parks and gardens.

Sendai has been the site of many important historical events. During the Meiji Restoration, Sendai was the site of the Battle of Sendai, which resulted in the restoration of the imperial government. In 1945, the city was destroyed by US forces during the atomic bombing of Japan. The city was rebuilt after the war and is now a modern metropolis.

Sendai is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. It is an important tourist destination for those interested in exploring the history and culture of the Tohoku region. The city is home to many historical monuments, museums, and shrines, and is known for its vibrant nightlife and delicious cuisine. With its unique mix of culture, history, and modernity, Sendai is a great place to visit.

Excursion tips for a day in Sendai

Sendai is a vibrant city in Japan that offers a variety of activities for tourists. On a day in Sendai, visitors can:

1. Visit the Zuihoden Mausoleum, the final resting place of Date Masamune, a prominent feudal lord who founded Sendai.

2. Explore the Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, a Shinto shrine located in the heart of Sendai.

3. Take a stroll through the tranquil gardens of the Aoba Castle Ruins.

4. Enjoy the shopping and entertainment options at the Aeon Mall Sendai.

5. Stop by the Sendai City Museum and learn about the history and culture of the city.

6. Visit the Sendai Mediatheque, a modern cultural center featuring art exhibitions, music performances, and more.

7. Sample the local delicacies at the Sendai Tanabata Festival, held annually in August.

8. Spend a day at the nearby Sendai Uminomori Aquarium, where you can explore the aquatic life of the region.

9. Go on a hiking adventure at the nearby Mount Zao.

10. Take a relaxing dip in the hot springs at the Yunokami Onsen.

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The climate in Sendai

Sendai in Japan has a humid climate with hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. In spring, temperatures start to rise and the cherry blossoms bloom. Summer is hot and humid with temperatures reaching up to 30°C. Autumn is mild and pleasant with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C. Winter is cold and dry with temperatures dropping below 0°C. Snowfall is common during winter months.

Cruise weather for Sendai

Our weather forecast for Sendai helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 22.3 °C
22.0 m/s
51.5 m/s
87.8 %
23.6 m
73.1 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 21.9 °C
7.9 m/s
9.7 m/s
97.4 %
22.8 m
82.1 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 34.3 °C
min: 21.5 °C
19.4 m/s
32.8 m/s
91.4 %
23.3 m
69.8 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 20.8 °C
10.4 m/s
10.8 m/s
99.7 %
14.2 m
91.9 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 23.9 °C
min: 20.9 °C
4.7 m/s
8.3 m/s
99.7 %
16.5 m
96.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 20.7 °C
5.4 m/s
7.9 m/s
100.0 %
3.0 m
97.9 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 20.6 °C
4.8 m/s
6.1 m/s
100.0 %
10.7 m
98.0 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 20.5 °C
5.4 m/s
8.4 m/s
99.9 %
17.9 m
93.8 %
1,001 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 20.9 °C
min: 19.7 °C
6.8 m/s
17.6 m/s
98.0 %
23.3 m
96.0 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 17.5 °C
8.6 m/s
11.2 m/s
80.9 %
24.1 m
82.8 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 16.4 °C
11.9 m/s
10.4 m/s
53.7 %
24.1 m
78.8 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 16.6 °C
11.9 m/s
7.9 m/s
62.4 %
24.1 m
71.9 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 17.5 °C
11.5 m/s
11.5 m/s
72.3 %
24.1 m
84.2 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 20.2 °C
7.9 m/s
26.9 m/s
95.2 %
10.4 m
95.5 %
1,008 hPa

Cruises to Sendai

Would you like to travel to Sendai on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Sendai.

Scheduled ship calls in Sendai, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 5th 2024 Saturday, 5th of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 11:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 28th 2025 Monday, 28th of Apr. 2025 MS Riviera 07:00 am 03:00 pm
May 6th 2025 Tuesday, 6th of May 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 4th 2025 Saturday, 4th of Oct. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 09:30 am 05:30 pm
Oct. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Oct. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 01:00 pm 09:00 pm
Mar. 24th 2026 Tuesday, 24th of Mar. 2026 MS Regatta 07:00 am 05:00 pm

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