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Aoba-ku, Sendai
Ward of Sendai
青葉区• Aoba-ku
Sendai Pageant of Starlight in Aoba-dori avenue
Sendai Pageant of Starlight in Aoba-dori avenue
Location of Aoba-ku in Sendai
Location of Aoba-ku in Sendai
Aoba-ku, Sendai is located in Japan
Aoba-ku, Sendai
Aoba-ku, Sendai
Coordinates: 38°16′09″N 140°52′14″E / 38.26917°N 140.87056°E / 38.26917; 140.87056Coordinates: 38°16′09″N 140°52′14″E / 38.26917°N 140.87056°E / 38.26917; 140.87056
EstablishedApril 1, 1989
 • Total302.27 km2 (116.71 sq mi)
 (March 1, 2012)
 • Total296,551
 • Density981.08/km2 (2,541.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Address1-5-1 Uesugi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken
Location of Aoba-ku in Sendai
Location of Aoba-ku in Sendai
Aoba-ku Ward Office
Aoba-ku Ward Office

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.


Iris Ohyama headquarters
Iris Ohyama headquarters

Iris Ohyama has its headquarters in Aoba-ku.[1][2]

Air China has an office on the 1st floor of the Sendai Honcho Park Building in Aoba-ku.[3] Asiana Airlines operates a sales office in the Taiyoseimei Sendai-eki Kita Building in Aoba-ku.[4]


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.

Sakunami Spa and Hirose river gorge
Sakunami Spa and Hirose river gorge

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 the city, including a library of books in languages other than Japanese (predominantly English).

The South Korean government maintains the Korea Education Institution (Korean: 센다이한국교육원; Japanese: 仙台韓国教育院) in Aoba-ku.[5]

Points of interest


Railway stations



  1. ^ "本社・工場所在地." Iris Ohyama. Retrieved on November 7, 2010. "本社 〒980-8510  宮城県仙台市青葉区五橋2-12-1."
  2. ^ "map_sendai.html." (Direct image link) Iris Ohyama. Retrieved on November 7, 2010.
  3. ^ "International Offices Archived 2008-12-17 at the Wayback Machine." Air China. Retrieved on January 18, 2009.
  4. ^ "Worldwide Offices Japan Archived 2012-05-30 at" Asiana Airlines. Retrieved on January 19, 2009.
  5. ^ "Home". Korea Education Institution. 1-5-34,Hon-cho, Aoba-ku,Sendai-shi, Miyagi 980-0014, Japan.

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