Aoba-jo is the Japanese castle which was in Aobayama in present Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi. An another name, “Sendai Castle”. It was designated as a national ruin on August 27, 2003.
A castle was built in 1189 and Aobajou was claimed at Mr. Date’s castle resided. It was the castle which was built in the natural stronghold where a cliff makes the east and the south hard in about 130 m of altitude. Anyway Shiro disappears and has Ishigaki and a reconstructed side turret in now it’s said that the donjon didn’t provide to avoid the jealousy of general Ieyasu.
Address: Kawauchi 1, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi (GoogleMap)
There is a promenade image of Date Masamune who built Aobajou in a mountain top. You can get a bird’s-eye view of Sendai city from here.