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Sendai, 22 May.

Sendai Aoba Festival

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A tradition going back 350 years, this spectacular event celebrates the history of the Sendai domain and also signifies the coming of spring. The eve of the festival is called “Yoi Matsuri,” and citizen groups all over the city dance the “Sendai Suzume Odori” (sparrow dance). On the main day of the festival, huge, lavishly decorated festival floats called “Yamaboko” parade the streets, together with a procession of actors dressed in authentic samurai costumes.

DISCOVER SENDAI

Tokyo (Narita) to Sendai Aoba Festival, Sendai

  1. Narita Airport

    7 h 35 min

    From 7,700 yen

  2. Sendai Station

    • Walk

    10 min

  3. Sendai Aoba Festival

    Free

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.