|Above, Sendai Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Back in 2006, I took a trip to Sendai from Tokyo to see the city and nearby Matsushima where my dad was briefly stationed during the Korean War.
At the time, I used a JR Rail Pass to get there and back aboard a shinkansen.
There are other alternatives for travel to Sendai and Tokyo Cheapo has an article covering them all.
They begin with:
Situated about 350km northeast of Tokyo, Sendai is the capital of Miyagi Prefecture and the gateway to the Tohoku region. Though over a million people call Sendai home, the city is one of the most under-appreciated in Japan. It’s known as the transit point for trips to Matsushima—the famous bay of pines, as well as many other scenic spots. However, Sendai itself has plenty to offer travelers, including giant Buddhist statues, shrines, temples, shopping, historical sites, museums and more. The summer Tanabata festival is one of the best nationwide, and the way the zelkova-lined boulevards light up in winter is metcha magical. Here’s how to get from Tokyo to Sendai to see all the things for yourself.
For you kaiju fans, Sendai Station was featured in Gamera 2 and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II and is covered in The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan.
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