Sendai City Museum

Sendai City Museum © Iry

About the Sendai City Museum

This museum is a historical museum located in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. It is located on land formerly used in the Edo Era (1603-1868)as Sendai Castle's Sannomaru, and it is currently part of Aobayama Park. The museum holds a collection of over 90,000 items including paintings, armor, ceramics and other historical/cultural items, and every season the permanent exhibits are sorted and arranged, with about 1,000 pieces on display at any given time. There are also special exhibitions depending on time, and you can check the website to find out about these. During the Sengoku (1467-1590) and Edo periods, the daimyo of Sendai was the famous Date Masamune, and the exhibits focus especially on the Sendai Domain, Date Clan, and the Japanese envoys to Europe during the Keicho era. Hasekura Tsunenaga who is recorded in UNESCO's "Memory Of The World" was one of these such envoys and his image is on display along with Date Masamune's armor and tabard, all 3 of which are national treasures. People who are interested in the Sengoku, Edo Period, or Date Masamune should definitely visit to see these treasures.

A repair period is scheduled from the end of 2014 to the end of March 2015, and there will also be the United Nations World Conference on Disaster, and thus it will be closed.


From the JR Sendai Station (仙台駅) you can go to the 9th bus gate and from there take the 710-720 buses, or at the 15-3 bus gate you can take the Loople Sendai (るーぷる仙台) bus. The nearest bus stop is the Museum-International Center Stop (博物館・国際センター前), and from there you can walk 3 minutes there. By car, take the Tohoku Expressway to Miyagi Sendai IC (仙台宮城) and from there it is about 10 minutes. There is regular parking for about 50 cars available.

Image Gallery: Sendai City Museum

Description: Sendai City Museum

Sights Sendai City Museum (仙台市博物館)
Address 26 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 980-0862
Phone / Fax Phone: 022-225-3074
Duration 2Hour(s)
Business Hours Tuesday:09:00-16:45
Closed dates Monday Specific dates
Admission Fee Pay admission: 400yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Sendai City Museum