"Sendai..my first countryside visit" Top 5 Page for this destination Sendai by yen_2

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I was happy to hear that finally I will be in Japan after waiting my 3 year long visa which took about a week to have it! The first time I saw the skyline from above in Narita, I was thinking of big, tall and even huge buildings but hey "Where's the buildings? Why is it it's too green and it's in the forest? hahaha..figure out after that Tokyo is way too far from Narita! Take the Narita Express for 1 hr and a half to Tokyo, and there are toooo many people in the Central Station and the first thing I thought was how I'm gonna say "How much is this one?" I was hungry that time..But have the small Japanese notes and said "Ikura desu ka?" hah! The time in Japan has just started!

Went in <B>Sendai</B> after 5 days in Tokyo and It's a peaceful and quite place..I was thinking of where can i possibly eat? I don't like sushi that time..so, here i go again..eating at my last frontier, the McDonalds! Yeppee..They have a food chain but when hubby told me we'll stay there for a couple of weeks??? My, where I'm gonna eat again? Luckily, METROPOLITAN HOTEL near the Train Station has a fabulous restaurant that foods are to die for! hehehe..Alas! I did stayed for weeks..as we proceeded to KITAKATA(haven't build this page yet) the other week! Unfortunately, no ala National Georaphic pics that you can find here as I don't even like to have pics on me that time..

Facts:
Sendai has a myriad of fascinating attractions for visitors from abroad; the longer you stay in the city, the more you will find. It offers a wonderful urban experience for visitors. A mild climate, 400 years' tradition, a harmonious combination of beautiful nature and urban facilities, and a bountiful harvest from land and sea - all these blessings make Sendai attractive. A well-organized transportation network, an exceptionally low crime rate, and the graciousness of the residents all contribute to a pleasant visit. Unlike some of the older cities in Japan, you cannot expect to see 1,000-year old architecture in Sendai, but it has only 400 years' history as a town. The Sendai area is not associated with such prosperous industries as seen in the western part of the country since the city has been supported mainly by rather small industries based on agriculture.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Peaceful countryside where isn't behind with the trend!
  • Cons:I had a hard time eating Japanese foods as first timer!
  • Last visit to Sendai: Jul 2001
  • Intro Updated Jan 13, 2004
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