・3 minutes on foot from the West Exit of JR Sendai Station.
・1 minute on foot from the South Exit No.2 of Sendai Subway Station.
From the airport
- From Sendai Airport
・About 20 minutes to Sendai Station on the Sendai Airport Access Line.
- About 15 minutes from Sendai Miyagi Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway (head towards Sendai Station)
Site of Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle) / Zuihoden Mau
Above all else, Sendai is famous for Date Masamune, the city's founding father, legendary ruler, and feared samurai. He chose to build a castle on this natural fortress, and though the castle itself is no longer standing, you can see the stone walls and reconstructed guard tower, as well as views over the city of Sendai from the site of the old castle keep, where a statue of Masamune on horseback now stands.
［From Hotel Monterey Sendai, take the Loople Sendai bus from the West Exit of Sendai Station (15 minutes to Zuihoden Mausoleum ; 22 minutes to Site of Sendai Castle)］
Sendai Station West Exit Area
This area offers a vibrant mix of shopping arcades and commercial buildings, meaning that there are plenty of shopping and dining options available. There is also Mitakisan Fudoin, a small shrine where locals come to pray for business prosperity. In summer, the Sendai Tanabata Festival is held here, while New Year sees the streets crowded for the new year sales.
［About 3 minutes on foot from Hotel Monterey Sendai］
Jozenji-dori is a popular street lined with Japanese Zelkova trees. Here you will find Sendai Mediatheque, housing galleries and cafes, as well as the nightspot of Kokubunji. In December, the Sendai Pageant of Starlight sees the Zelkova trees illuminated by 600,000 lights.
［About 15 minutes on foot from Hotel Monterey Sendai］
Sendai Port Area
This area is packed full of things to do; there is the Sendai Umino-mori Aquarium featuring Tohoku's largest dolphin & sea lion shows, shopping at the Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port, beer factory tours, and more!
［About 25 minutes by car from Hotel Monterey Sendai］
Matsushima features about 260 small islands scattered throughout the bay, and is one of Japan's top 3 most scenic view spots. Here you can enjoy the picturesque scenery from a sightseeing boat, or visit historical sites such as the grand Zuiganji Temple (a national treasure), as well as Godaido Temple (an important cultural asset). Enjoy the natural scenery and cultural history of the Date clan in one place.
［From Hotel Monterey Sendai, it takes about 40 minutes by train from Sendai Station to Matsushima-Kaigan Station］
Akiu / Sakunami Area
A hot spring resort area, easily accessible by car from the center of Sendai city. In addition to the numerous bathing facilities, there are also craft-making workshops available, and plenty of scenic spots to enjoy the nature of the four seasons.
［About 30 minutes by car from Hotel Monterey Sendai］