Aoba Street is one of the newest streets in Sendai, being built after the war. Similar to the more famous Jozenji Street, zelkova trees were planted here as a form of recovery through nature and city beautification.
To get to Aoba Street, catch the Loople Sendai Tour Bus from Sendai Station, or take a taxi. You can even walk.
Although the street is a major road, it is a quieter part of town begging for a stroll. That will take 30 minutes from Sendai Station to the Sendai Castle site.
A minor but culturally important building is the former house of Doi Bansui, one of the greatest literary masters of Japan. He wrote, translated epics like Homer's Odyssey from Greek into Japanese, and produced dozens of school songs still sung throughout Tohoku.
Step inside to view his personal artifacts and displayed works. This location is also the first on the Loople sightseeing bus.
The street's major attraction is Fujisaki Department Store. The locally historic shopping center traces its origins back to 1819, a time when they used the deity Ebisu in their sales promotions. Say hello to him on the rooftop shrine.
The basement is full of delicious sweets and eats. It also features a Japanese sake corner selling sake from every brewery in Miyagi.