Sendai (仙台市) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It is the largest city in the Tōhoku Region. Sendai is also called the City of Trees (杜の都 Mori no Miyako). About 1,045,986 people live in the city as of 2010.
Date Masamune built the castle at Sendai in 1601. The modern-day city of Sendai developed around it.
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and a tsunami badly damaged the city and its surroundings.
Sendai Airport (仙台空港 Sendai Kūkō) (IATA: SDJ, ICAO: RJSS) is in nearby Natori, Miyagi, 13.6 km (8.5 mi) south southeast of Sendai Station. The airport was badly damaged by the tsunami, but re-opened for limited service the next month. The US State Department said the airport was safe to visit.
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