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|Ward of Sendai|
Sendai Pageant of Starlight in Aoba-dori avenue
Location of Aoba-ku in Sendai
|Established||April 1, 1989|
|• Total||302.27 km2 (116.71 sq mi)|
|Population (March 1, 2012)|
|• Density||981.08/km2 (2,541.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||1-5-1 Uesugi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken|
Aoba-ku (青葉区?) is one of five wards of Sendai, the largest city in the Tōhoku region of Japan. Aoba-ku encompasses 302.278 km² and had a population of 296,551, with 147,622 households as of March 1, 2012.
The Miyagi Prefecture government office and the main city government offices are located there, along with JR Sendai Station, a busy train station that houses and is surrounded by stores of all kind. A short walk from the station is the Ichibancho shopping district, a popular destination. The outdoor shopping mall is home to countless shops and restaurants, from McDonald's to kimono stores. Eight stations of the Sendai Subway Nanboku Line are also located in this ward.
Also in Aoba-ku is Jozenji-Dori. The zelkova-lined street is beautiful in the spring and summer, when the trees are full and green, as well as in the winter, during the city's Starlight Pageant. Photographs of El Greco's sculptures in the middle of Jozenji-Dori make for popular postcards. The main shrine building (shaden) of the Shinto shrine Ōsaki Hachiman-gū located in Aoba-ku has been designated as National Treasure of Japan.
Education and resources
Sendai International Center is just a short way from the busy Ichibancho district, near the campus of Tohoku University. The International Center offers information for foreigners in city, including a library of books in languages other than Japanese (predominantly English).
Points of interest
- JR East
- Sendai Subway
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- "map_sendai.html." (Direct image link) Iris Ohyama. Retrieved on November 7, 2010.
- "International Offices." Air China. Retrieved on January 18, 2009.
- "Worldwide Offices Japan." Asiana Airlines. Retrieved on January 19, 2009.
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