Sendai, Miyagi

city in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
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Sendai (仙台市) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It is the largest city in the Tōhoku Region. Sendai is also called the City of Trees (杜の都, Mori no Miyako). About 1,045,986 people live in the city as of 2010.[1]

The view of Sendai

Date Masamune built the castle at Sendai in 1601. The modern-day city of Sendai developed around it.[2]

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and a tsunami badly damaged the city and its surroundings.

Sendai Airport (仙台空港, Sendai Kūkō) (IATA: SDJ, ICAO: RJSS) is in nearby Natori, Miyagi, 13.6 km (8.5 mi) south southeast of Sendai Station. The airport was badly damaged by the tsunami, but re-opened for limited service the next month.[3] The US State Department said the airport was safe to visit.[4]

There are several ski resorts and golf clubs in Sendai. The football club Vegalta Sendai has its stadium in the city. Sendai has one university: Tohoku University.



  1. "Data about Miyagi". Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Date Masamune" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 148-149.
  3. Solomon, Alan (July 16, 2011). "With radiation concerns gone, Japan eager for tourists". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  4. "U.S. says safe to use Sendai Airport". The Mainichi Daily News. July 20, 2011. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011.

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