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Sendai, 16 Feb.

Hirose River

Hirose River Photo courtesy of City of Sendai Hirose River Photo courtesy of City of Sendai Hirose River Photo courtesy of City of Sendai

The Hirose River flows through the center of Sendai, providing some natural scenery and habitat in this modern midsize city. Local environmental protection and restoration efforts have paid off in recent years, and as many as 5,000 salmon have been seen returning upstream, more than in any other rivers in major metropolitan areas of Japan. In the annual ‘Toro Nagashi’ event, close to 3,000 lanterns are floated down the river, a tradition that dates back to the feudal era, and fireworks light up the sky to the delight of viewers.

DISCOVER SENDAI

Tokyo (Narita) to Hirose River, Sendai

  1. Narita Airport

    7 h 35 min

    From 7,700 yen

  2. Sendai Station

    5 min

    200 yen

  3. Omachinishi-koen Station

    • Walk

    10 min

  4. Hirose River

    Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

    Free

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.