Sendai is actually a lot bigger town than what I originally thought it would be before coming here. It might not be Tokyo, but it certainly has the feel of a large metropolitan city. What clearly separates it from bigger towns is that there are only two subway lines and a couple train lines and that’s about it. You can’t really get lost moving around by train, which is good.
Sendai has all kinds of different residential and commercial areas, and lots of shops and restaurants around the Sendai Station and Kokubuncho area. There are also many onsens and even a ski resort not too far from the city centre. And let’s not forget Ikea!
The Sendai Airport is about 25 minutes by train from the central station, and I have found it quite convenient to go to Osaka by plane. The flight takes only hour and a half, but even so, the total time required for the trip quickly adds up. Shinkansen is as fast or even a little faster (but a lot more expensive!).
The photos are from two or three different trips to the centre, and in no particular order. I like walking the streets here, because there always seems to be something to see and the ambience in general is so different compared to Finland.