Travel Blogs from Sendai, Japan

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Kenji, Zaks and the alien Prince, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Kenji, Zaks and the alien Prince

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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This is as north as we are going, Sendai, Japan travel blog

This is as north as we are going

A travel blog entry by beckandbill

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... good as Genki!) and did some boring stuff (sorted out our plane ticket to Beijing, etc), then caught the shikansen (bullet train) to Sendai. I`m sorry to report that the train was like any other, except we had a lot of leg room, there were 2 storeys, and ...

Sendai and Matsushima, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Sendai and Matsushima

A travel blog entry by trixynoden

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... the amazing view I got of Fuji San  (Mount Fuji) covered in snow. I then went to Sendai to see one of the top three sights in Japan (according to the Japanese) which is nearby Matsushima Bay. The bay is full of around 250 small islands ...

a day of rain and train..., Sendai, Japan travel blog

a day of rain and train...

A travel blog entry by shirbil

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... is no way to pass our train ticket in the machine??  and then again - there are so many great and impressive things in japan that its difficult to know where to begin. the japanese are so organized, friendly, well mannered people, the food is always ...

Sendai + Gackt, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Sendai + Gackt

A travel blog entry by jorrr

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... aan op een doodstil stationnetje en we hebben echt het gevoel dat we in de middle of nowhere zijn beland. Sendai is één van de grootste steden van Japan, maar in de buitenwijken is het er verrassend rustig. We denken uit een kaartje te kunnen ...

Sendai and Matsushima, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Sendai and Matsushima

A travel blog entry by stevewilliams

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... large avenues so is easy to get around. One of the tourist spots I went to was Zuihoden Mausleun, the final resting place of Sendai`s founder lord Date Masamune. He lived at the start of the Edo Period when there were samurai soldiers. The site is as ...

The Fourth Day, Hot Springs and Soba, Akiu   Sendai Miyagi Prefecture, Japan travel blog

The Fourth Day, Hot Springs and Soba

A travel blog entry by wa2y2d

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... me! We went to the Akiu Hot Springs (Akiu Onsen) in a very beautiful hotel in the mountains. http://www.city.sendai.jp/soumu/kouhou/worldcup/english/akiu.html Read about  hot springs etiquette: ...

Sendai - beautiful mountains in autumn, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Sendai - beautiful mountains in autumn

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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... set off for our first adventure on the Shinkansen (the Japanese bullet train). Less than 2 hours later we arrived in Sendai (Northern Japan). First stop was a castle owned by a Samurai. The castle stood on top of a hill overlooking the city. Unfortunately ...

The day I saw Gackt rip off his shirt, Sendai, Japan travel blog

The day I saw Gackt rip off his shirt

A travel blog entry by mitsukishiroi

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... it off miniature Fuji only to walk into a suburban area with again, NOTHING. Not even a conbini. Wow, it's a world of difference between Sendai and Tokyo, I can say that much. We walk a little further until it becomes clear that this is not the way. So I ...

Sayonara, Tome, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Sayonara, Tome

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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... and the doors were locked.  Oh well, it was cheap so I get what I paid for. Thus begins my adventures in Sendai.  I plan on doing some shopping at Ichibancho (specifically Forus) one last time and hitting up the Loople to check out Date ...

Now we disperse, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Now we disperse

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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The bus ride from Tokyo to Sendai took 5.5 hours, counting our rest stops.  It went by faster than I thought, but that might've been the Dramamine.  Even though I bought the less drowsy kind, I kept yawning and it definitely didn't kill the jet ...

Miyagi Orientation, part 1, Tomiya, Japan travel blog

Miyagi Orientation, part 1

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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... nbsp; They have no air conditioning in the buildings and practice sports out in the humidity.  My friend who's goes to college in Sendai and lives at home has to commute 3 hours both ways by train every day.  Gas in America is much cheaper than ...

Sendai Tanabata Festival, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Sendai Tanabata Festival

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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... Tanabata Festival celebrates the one time two star-crossed lover (literally, as they were on different stars) could meet.  Sendai apparently celebrates theirs later than everybody else.  The main street was really crowded though, and an hour was ...

Days 1-3, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Days 1-3

A travel blog entry by wa2y2d

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... she ordered was cartilage-chicken kabob on a skewer-I didn't like it as I couldn't chew it, but Ayelet said it was a Sendai specialty food. Day 2 We went to bed exhausted, but woke very early since Ayelet was going to take us touring to Matsushima ...

JHS Bunkasai and shopping in Sendai, Sendai, Japan travel blog

JHS Bunkasai and shopping in Sendai

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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... can't understand the voice on the loudspeaker when they announce the stop so you have to keep a look out.  Thankfully Sendai has enough gaijin for things to be bilingual.  The application process went by really quickly because I filled out the ...

Crazy weekend #1, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Crazy weekend #1

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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... (well, technically it was one of the sub-brands h.Jelly).  I'm becoming such a label whore.   I went back to Sendai yesterday and back to Forus because I can't control myself anymore.  To alleviate myself of any guilt, I've been saying ...

Japanese Culture and Comm 7: Valentine's Day, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Japanese Culture and Comm 7: Valentine's Day

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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... .  I suppose the differences between boys and girls are the same everywhere. My Valentine's Day was spent in Sendai , rehearsing for Pantomime.  Afterwards, I decided to treat myself with some shopping.  I still couldn't find the ...

Natsu Matsuri hanabi, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Natsu Matsuri hanabi

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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After an adventure in Sendai with Mika, I missed the bus back to Toyoma so I decided to go straight to Sanuma instead.  That meant no wearing a yukata at the Natsu Matsuri for me.  :( I was going to meet Kavita and Rachelle at Kavita’s ...

Miyagi Midyear Conference, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Miyagi Midyear Conference

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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... hand, I can't wait for the Miyagi ALT Art Show even if I am submitting art and running a workshop. As for the rest of my Sendai adventures, I'll start with the worst part.  I lost my house key today.  I know it has to be in the hotel because I ...

Anna's birthday party in Akiu, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Anna's birthday party in Akiu

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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The Tome ALTs and co. went to Akiu (in Sendai) for Anna's birthday party.  First, we stopped at an outlet mall for lunch.  It wasn't downtown so it didn't feel like Sendai.  Still no success with finding my cosplay items, but I bought this ...

Things we have seen, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Things we have seen

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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The Japanese obsession with cleanliness and neatness is bordering on the ludicrous. No, hang that, it is ludicrous. We have just witnessed a man strimming the grass. Fine. But unfortunately this strip of grass was perilously close to a car park so a ...

First Couchsurfing experience, Sendai, Japan travel blog

First Couchsurfing experience

A travel blog entry by kahuamweh

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Erste Couchsurfing Erfahrung Auf gings mit dem Bus ins Zentrum von Sendai. Ein wenig Window-shopping, Mos-Burger und Friseur. Wir mussten uns ja herrichten für unsere erste Couchsurfing Erfahrung. (www.couchsurfing.com - Für euren nächsten ...

Crazy weekend #3 - Art (i)Bento, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Crazy weekend #3 - Art (i)Bento

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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... my pocket.   Sunday Bad - Annoying election campaigns over the loudspeaker at 8 AM (I hate politics -_-#).  Missing the bus to Sendai.  Getting lost because I didn't pay attention to where I was going.  Art Show over. T_T So-so - Spent ...

Miyagi Orientation, part 2, Tomiya, Japan travel blog

Miyagi Orientation, part 2

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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The Miyagi Orientation ended with some fun panels about travel and cultural things.  Fong brought me back to my childhood with some Japanese snacks he let us sample.  I used to eat dried squid and dried tiny fish as a kid, and then I just ...

May Meeting - the end begins here, Sendai, Japan travel blog

May Meeting - the end begins here

A travel blog entry by maverickranger

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... with my urban preferences, I do like the peace of the countryside.  I think I'd sleep even less if I lived in Sendai. Glossary shaberu - to speak yabai - originally means "terrible" or "dangerous", but now it has additional meanings of "holy crap" ...

Think More North, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Think More North

A travel blog entry by gadelle

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... bag in a locker at the train station, but since I couldn't check into my hotel before later that afternoon, I explored downtown Sendai a little.  It's very different from Tokyo, not only because of the weather, but also because it's much more open ...

Sendai Part 1, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Sendai Part 1

A travel blog entry by abra007

... day we dropped our stuff off at our hotel and headed to a shopping arcade we saw while still on the bus.  Sendai is sometimes called "little Tokyo"  because the shopping is equivalent but less annoying.  My friends really enjoyed the get ...

Stadt der Bäume, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Stadt der Bäume

A travel blog entry by tombery

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... der relativ günstig ist. Als erstes stand das Zuihoden-Mausoleum auf dem Plan. In diesem ist der Gründer von Sendai, Date Masamune begraben. Gleich daneben finden sich die Mausoleen seiner Nachfolger, Date Tadamune und Date Tsunamune. Die Gebäude sind ...

Sendai, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Sendai

A travel blog entry by ewie

... badly when it does. Then we wandered down to Tokyo ooooh so slowly.. bought our bullet train tickets and headed off to Sendai. We rang Mike towards the middle of our journey (so we thought) and the stop after that (or there abouts) ...

Sendai, Sendai, Japan travel blog

Sendai

A travel blog entry by mataeka

... Experiences inclue going to an outdoor onsen (public bath) and the best of all ... Eating gyuutan ... If you ever go to Sendai, eating gyuutan is a MUST ... beautiful delicious food ... It might seem off-putting at first when you find out what it is ...

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