1Sendai Station West Exit Bus TerminalThe starting point of Loople Sendai is the bust stop 16 at the West Exit Bus Terminal in front of the Sendai Station. Look for the red bus stop with the Loople Sendai mark. One-day passes are sold at the information center in front of it as well.BusApprox. 13 min
2Zuihoden MausoleumGet off at Zuihoden-mae, the fourth stop from Sendai Station. Visit the Zuihoden mausoleum of Lord Date Masamune. Show your one-day pass for a discounted admission fee.BusApprox. 13 min
3Sendai Castle Site (Aoba Castle)Board the Loople Sendai at Zuihoden-mae and get off at Sendai Castle Site. This is a scenic spot overlooking Sendai city. The castle was the residence of the Date family. It is also called Aoba Castle because it was built on Mt. Aoba. If you have time, take a look at the Aoba Castle Museum as well. Show your one-day pass for a discount on admission fees.BusApprox. 20 min.
4Osaki Hachimangu ShrineThe shrine’s main hall is designated as a National Treasure and is worth a visit. This luxurious and gorgeous building displays the Azuchi-Momoyama culture established by Lord Date Masamune.
The annual Dontosai Festival is famous nationwide and is held on January 14 at Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, featuring naked pilgrimages.
Present your one-day pass at the ceremony building to receive a postcard and a worship guide.
BusApprox. 12 min
5KokubunchoGet off at Jozenji-dori Shiyakusho-mae and explore Kokubuncho. Once a flourishing area along the Oshu Route during the Edo period, it is now the largest entertainment district in the Tohoku region. It’s quiet during the day, but at night, people gather at izakayas, Japanese restaurants, and bars, creating a lively atmosphere.
Try Sendai specialties originating from Kokubuncho, including Sendai Beef Tongue and Robatayaki. Enjoy a Reggae Punch cocktail, a mix of peach liqueur and oolong tea, that is known only to Sendai locals. You might also want to search for a dinner spot here.
Exploring Sendai’s History and Culture on the Loople Bus
Explore the tourist spots in central Sendai for a great deal, using Loople Sendai.