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Step 5/15: Japan -
Price: 100 £
Traveling time: 2 hoursYou can take the Shinkansen from Tokyo. But generally I chose to take the night bus from Willer Travel. It's about £30 and takes about 6 hours.
Tips & Tricks
- Sendai's subway system is perhaps the most expensive by distance. Just walk it.
Things to see
The park itself is fairly small and reasonably uninteresting, but pick a weekend during the summer, and you're in for a treat! Festivals and events occur here on practically a weekly basis in the summer, from an outdoor Jazz, to Oktoberfest, to milk produce from local towns.
Lovers apart is a major theme of Sendai. Tanabata is a celebration of Orihime and Hikoboshi, deities who may only meet but once a year, falling approximately every first weekend in August. I never worked out what relation that had to the thousands of paper lanterns which are streamed about the main street in Sendai, but it sure is pretty. The end of the festival is signaled with a huge fireworks display.