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Tohoku Region

Tohoku region

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(Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association)
The site of Sendai Castle, one of the most popular tourist spots in Sendai, has a statue of Date Masamune, who was the first lord of the castle, riding on a horse.

The Sanriku Railway in Iwate Prefecture. It is a symbol of recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.


Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku region. Although Sendai has the largest population in the Tohoku region, it is blessed with green space – to the extent that it is called “Mori no Miyako (City of Trees).” Since ancient times, many places in the city have been mentioned in Haiku and Tanka poems. Sendai was severely damaged by the tsunami resulting from the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, but it is slowly regaining the vigor that it exhibited before the earthquake.