Jozen-ji Street

Jozen-ji Street © Iry

About Jozen-ji Street

Jozen-ji is a 700m street in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture that is lined with beautiful zelkova trees and shops, making it the "downtown" of the city. The actual temple Jozen-ji was constructed in 1601 and the former temple road has become the beautiful Jozen-ji Street. The zelkova trees that line the street are famous as a symbol of Mori-no-miyako and Sendai.

The street also hosts a variety of events throughout the year. In May the Sendai Aoba festival is held where portable shrines are paraded all throughout the town, the traditional summer festival Tanabata is held in August, there is a street jazz festival in September, a festival in October showcasing a type of dancing called "yosakoi" and all through December there are nightly light up events where the zelkova trees are illuminated.


To get to Jozen-ji Street by train, take the Sendai City Subway Namboku Line to Kotodaikoen Station and from there it’s a mere 1 minute walk away. If you are traveling by bus, take the Sendai municipal bus to Jozenjidori Shiyakusho-mae bus stop.

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Description: Jozen-ji Street

Sights Jozen-ji Street (定禅寺通)
Address 2 Chome Kokubunchō Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 980-0803
Phone / Fax Phone: 022-214-8259
Duration 0Hour(s)
Closed dates 7 days open
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Jozen-ji Street