Sendai Castle "VR GO!" Virtual Reality Experience
Experience Date Masamune's "Sendai Castle" by time traveling back 400 years to the Edo period with a head-mounted virtual reality display!
All year round.
April-October 9:00-16:20 (last rental 15:20) / November-March 9:00-15:40 (last rental 14:40)
Number of Participants
The "Sendai Castle VR GO!" is a 360-degree virtual experience using a head-mounted display at various points while walking around the ruins of the main compound of Sendai Castle. Walk around for 20-30 minutes and view a representation of what Date Masamune saw at his castle residence 400 years ago. Tsumenomon, the main gate of the castle, and Onarimon, the gate used to receive the emperor and shogun. The central facility of Sendai Castle, the "Ohiroma” Grand Hall, is a masterpiece of Momoyama architecture. In particular, the gorgeous sliding door paintings inside remind us of Date Masamune's wish to create peace and prosperity for both the country and its people. Another building, the wooden “Kakezukuri”, served as a symbol of Sendai Castle since there was no main castle tower. The Kakezukuri, built on the cliffs on the east side of the main building, is a traditional building symbolizing the Date family. You can experience the spirit of the Date clan by viewing the spectacular view from here through the virtual display and compare it to today’s scenery.
*Note that the VR displays feature display only JAPANESE audio guidance, though everyone can enjoy the historic images. No reservation required. Simply visit the museum reception desk during operating hours.
The opening hours of the museum may be subject to change depending on the situation regarding Covid-19. Please check the official website for details (https://honmarukaikan.com/vrgo/index.html).
The main compound of Sendai Castle, the residence of Date Masamune, has stone walls, but no original structures nor restorations. Virtual reality will allow you to view how the castle looked when Sendai was founded!
|Experience Program Name||Sendai Castle "VR GO!" Virtual Reality Experience|
|Activity Location||Aoba Castle and Honmaru Museum|
|Time Required||April-October 9:00-16:20 (last rental 15:20) / November-March 9:00-15:40 (last rental 14:40)|
|Operation Period||All year round.|
|Start Time||20-30 minutes|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||100people|
|What is included in the price||VR googles rental fee, experience fee.|
|Method of Payment||Please pay cash on the day (credit card not accepted).|
|Meeting Spot||1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 980-0862|
Aoba Castle and Honmaru Museum
|Meeting Time||April-October 9:00-16:20 (last rental 15:20) / November-March 9:00-15:40 (last rental 14:40)|
|Access||--By Public Transportation--|
・15-minute walk from "International Station" on the Tozai subway line.
・3-minute walk from the "Sendai Castle Site" bus stop via the (仙台城跡 ) "Loople Sendai" sightseeing bus.
15-minute drive from Tohoku Expressway "Sendai Miyagi IC".
Room for 150 cars, 10 large buses. No reservation required. *Paid parking.
|Facility Information||Aoba Castle and Honmaru Museum, food court, souvenir shop, restrooms.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese|
Aoba Castle and Honmaru Museum
Opened in 1979. Located on the ruins of Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle Ruins) overlooking the city of Sendai, this is a history museum approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Exhibits focus on Sendai Cas…
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