A Bird's Eye View of Sendai

The free observation deck of the AER building

By Elena Lisina    - 2 min read

Standing tall next to Sendai Station is the AER Building, giving the opportunity to see Sendai from its free observation deck on the 31st floor. The building itself is home to many shops like UNIQLO, Maruzen, various restaurants as well as offices.

Entering the building, head to the left where you’ll find the elevators. Some of them don’t go to the 31st floor though. On the 31st floor there is a large window with a grand view of Sendai, but that’s not all. On the both ends of the floor there are observation decks. One deck faces north-west while the other faces south-east.

The grand view opens up with the ocean of Sendai Bay and the numerous ships anchored there. In the northern part of Sendai, the large figure of a Kannon statue standing over the city is quite noticeable. You can also watch the trains and shinkansen arriving and departing from Sendai Station. The view is good during the daytime and also at night with thousands of city lights.

One of my favorite things is observing a city or nature from high above as it can give a full panoramic of a place. Perhaps it's yours too?

Getting there

The AER Building is next to Sendai Station's West Exit.

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Elena Lisina @shiroi.tenshi

I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo! My photos from Japan I also place here: https://gurushots.com/f10384/photos Matane!