Sendai Castle was built by Date Masamune, the first lord of the Sendai Clan, on land that was a natural stronghold. A stone wall demonstrating its long history and a restored turret stand as monuments to the time when the castle was first built. The statue of Date Masamune on horseback and the Honmaru north wall are lit up from sunset until 11:00 p.m.
Visitors to the castle site, located on a mountainside, can take in a panoramic view of Sendai City.
1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
20 min. by car from JR Sendai Station
25 min. by Loople Sendai sightseeing bus from JR Sendai Station,
get off at “Sendai-joseki” bus stop
Shiroishi Castle was originally built on high ground in the center of Shiroishi City. A strategic point in the south for the Sendai Clan, it served as a place of residence for the Katakura family, retainers of the clan, for more than 260 years after the Battle of Sekigahara until the Meiji Restoration.
The present structure was restored in 1995, with the castle tower completely rebuilt using wood construction, and is considered an example of superior castle construction in Japan.
1-16 Masuokacho, Shiroishi, Miyagi
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (until 4:00 p.m. from November to March)
300 yen (adults), 150 yen (children)
Approx. 20 min. walk from Shiroishi-Zao Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line)
Approx. 10 min. walk from Shiroishi Station (JR Tohoku Main Line)
Shiroishi Castle Administrative Office, Tel.: 0224-24-3030