Sendai is also home to the remains of a historic castle and the largest statue of the Shinto goddess Nyoirin Kannon in Japan. It’s home to one of the biggest traditional shopping arcades I’ve ever seen – and to lots of great restaurants serving a variety of fare, in the case that whale isn’t your thing.
If you’re ever in Japan, I recommend a visit to Sendai if you can make it happen. Mrs. Animal and I hope to come back some time when we have more than a weekend to spend. Photos follow – enjoy!