Tag Archives: Things to do in Sendai

On The Fox Trail……At Takekoma-Jinja Shrine (Miyagi)

Following a string of fairly local-based ‘On The Fox Trail…’ posts so far this year, it was time to get back on the road, and whilst I was up in Sendai in June I felt almost obliged to visit Takekoma … Continue reading

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A Big Buddha, A Capsule Hotel, A Strange Shop Name & The Sendai Hub Trilogy

My first day up in northern Japan began with a slightly unfinished kannon statue in Soma and similarly the next day also started with a statue by way of a big buddha. Not only that but it was a similar … Continue reading

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A Quick Trip To Matsushima Bay

The city of Sendai doesn’t really offer too much in terms of tourist sights but there are some interesting places within easy reach of it like Zao Fox Village, Funaoka Castle Park and Sendai Daikannon (Daikanmitsuji Temple). Another such place is Matushima Bay … Continue reading

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Soma Hyakkushaku Kannon Is Still Waiting To Be Finished

Here comes another big statue-type post! I really should come up with some kind of generic introduction to tack on to the beginning of these kinds of posts. As for this one, it’s up in Sōma which is a city located … Continue reading

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24 hours In Sendai

Ahead of this trip I asked a number of students what to do in Sendai and true to form they all said to eat gyutan (beef tongue). Food in Japan really is an obsession and whichever part of Japan I … Continue reading

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Sendai Daikannon (Daikanmitsuji Temple)

  There’s something about Daibutsu (buddha) and kannon statues which keep me coming back for more and more. As mentioned in a long forgotten post in May 2006, I have seen my fair share of them, and an extra few have been added … Continue reading

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