Aobayama, Kawauchi Area

Sendai International Center Exhibition Hall Sendai International Center Exhibition Hall

Located at the foot of the site of Sendai Castle, in a lush green environment, is the Sendai International Center, and other cultural facilities such as museums and art galleries, as well as the Kawauchi Campus of the representative of academia in Sendai – Tohoku University. The exhibition building of the Sendai International Center with 3,000㎡ of exhibition space and connected to the International Center was opened in April, 2015. The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in March, 2015 accommodating for 6,500 participants from over 185 different countries, proving Sendai’s ability to hold large scale conventions.
Furthermore, the convenience of the center was vastly improved with the opening of the Tozai subway line in December, 2015, linking the center to Sendai JR station. Travelling time between the two stations is only 5 minutes. The community square of about 19,000㎡ adjacent to the International Center Station on the Tozai subway line can be used not only as a carpark but also as an area for 8,000㎡ tents for large scale conventions.

【Main Convention Facilities】

  • Sendai International Center
  • Tohoku Univ. Kawauchi Centennial Hagi Hall / Kawauchi-kita Campus

Around the Sendai Station Area

Hotel Metropolitan Sendai Hotel Metropolitan Sendai

There are many meeting facilities, hotels, shopping malls and restaurants all within walking distance of the Tohoku region’s largest rail terminal. There are hotels and conference facilities adjacent to Sendai Station, giving the area a good reputation for easy access. Tree-lined Jozenji Street, symbolizing the City of Trees, is a short walk with a variety of public facilities and an event square. It is also a short walking distance to Kokubuncho, the Tohoku region’s largest nightlife entertainment district.

【Main Convention Facilities】

  • Sendai City Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Activation Center
  • Sendai Sunplaza Hall
  • Sendai Civic Auditorium
  • Sendai Mediatheque
  • Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi

【Main accommodation facilities with convention facilities】

  • The Westin Sendai
  • Hotel Metropolitan Sendai
  • Koyo Grand Hotel
  • Hotel Monterey Sendai

Suburbs and Other

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There are also a number of convention facilities in the suburbs.
Here we will introduce those on the Namboku subway line, Sendai Port, Sakunami Hot Spring and Akiu Hot Spring.

  • Xebio Arena Xebio Arena

    Namboku subway line

    【Main convention and accommodation facilities】

    • Sendai Royal Park Hotel
      [ Izumi chuo stn. ]
    • Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai
      [ Asahigaoka stn. ]
    • Xebio Arena Sendai
      [ Nagamachi stn. ]
  • Yume Messe Miyagi Yume Messe Miyagi

    Sendai Port

    In July, 2015 the Sendai Umi no Mori Aquarium was opened. It is a popular area also including the existing Outlet Mall.

    【Main convention facilities】

    • Yume Messe Miyagi
  • Yosenkaku Iwamatsu Ryokan Yosenkaku Iwamatsu Ryokan

    Sakunami Hot Spring

    Sakunami has been referred to as the back lounge room of Sendai. It is historically renowned as having been a secret hideaway hot spring for the feudal lords of Sendai and enjoyed by the poets Masaoka Shiki and Doi Bansui. Sakunami is approximately 40 minutes from Sendai city and is a perfect place of course for conventions but is also popular for after-convention activities.

    【The main accommodation with convention facilities】

    • Yosenkaku Iwamatsu Ryokan
    • Yuzukushi Salon Sakunami Ichinobo
  • Hotel New Mitoya Hotel New Mitoya

    Akiu Hot Spring

    Akiu Hot Spring is historically said to have been used by the imperial family and is one of only three in Japan that was bestowed with a special imperial name. In addition to the inn that was founded in the Heian Period (794-1192) there are other inns of the Edo Period (1603-1868) in the town. The hot spring is not too far from Sendai being only a 30 minute drive. In May, 2016 the G7 Sendai Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting was held at Hotel Sakan as the main venue and Akiu is becoming a popular resort convention area.

    【The main accommodation with convention facilities】

    • Hotel Sakan
    • Kagaribi no Yu Ryokusuitei
    • Hotel New Mitoya
    • Akiu Resort Hotel Crescent


There are hotels and convention facilities outside of Sendai City but within Miyagi Prefecture, such as one of Japan’s three most scenic spots – Matsushima and Miyagi Zao.

【The main accommodation with convention facilities】

  • Hotel Matsushima Taikanso
  • Active Resorts Miyagi-Zao