Loople Sendai is a bus service that loops around various popular sightseeing spots within Sendai. From the window of the bus, you're able to look out onto the cityscape of Sendai, get off at popular sightseeing locations to have a look around, and practically spend your time however you see fit. It's a service that allows you to enjoy sightseeing at your own pace, whatever that may be. Furthermore, if you purchase the one-day pass you're able to get on and off wherever and whenever you like, there's even an option to include subway usage! Get your fill of Sendai's many tourism spots using Loople Sendai!
About Loople Sendai
Loople Sendai is a bus popular not only with tourists but with locals as well thanks to its stylish tram-like design. Its green retro color fits right in with the surrounding buildings in Sendai.
The Loople Sendai departs from Sendai Station's Bus Stop 16 which can be found close to the west exit. All you need to do is step out to the West Exit Pedestrian Deck, and head down the stairs to reach the bus stop, where you should see a red sign that marks the "Loople Sendai" bus stop, super easy to understand!
Loople Sendai Bus Fares
Loople Sendai's ticket prices are as shown below. The one-day pass and one-day pass with subway included are great deals that you can make use of with your own personal style of sightseeing.
|Single-ride||One-day Pass for Loople Sendai||One-day Pass for Loople Sendai and Subway|
|Adults（12 Years and over）||260 Yen||630 Yen||920 Yen|
※One-day Pass for Loople Sendai and Subway can be used on Loople Sendai, Tokyo-Metro Namboku Line, and Tokyo Metro Tōzai Line ONLY.
Loople Sendai's Bus Route and Recommended Sightseeing Spots
Loople Sendai runs for about 70 minutes per loop and stops at 15 different locations throughout the journey. Each stop is very close to nearby popular sightseeing locations, so you're able to explore wherever you want. During weekdays, Loople Sendai operates in 20-minute intervals, whilst weekends, holidays, and throughout August it operates in 15-minute intervals.
|Stop No.||Bus Stop||Surrounding Sightseeing Spot(s)||Spot Outline|
|1||Sendai Station||Sendai Station||Known as the entrance to Tohoku|
|2||Aoba-dori Ichibancho Subway Station||Area around Aoba-dori Ichibancho Subway Station||A Shopping District that allows you to feel the new and old of Sendai|
|3||Bansuisodo||Bansuisodo||Former residence of a poet known as Doi Bansui|
War Reconstruction and Memorial Hall
|To ensure a tragedy such as that never happens again...|
|4||Zuihodenmae Bus Stop||Zuihoden Mausoleum||The final resting place of the members of the DATE clan surrounded by cryptomeria groves|
|5||Hakubutsukan Kokusai Center Bus Stop||Sendai City Museum||A must-see museum for fans of DATE Masamune|
|5, 10||Hakubutsukan Kokusai Center Bus Stop|
International Center Station / Miyagi Museum of Art
|Sendai International Center||If it's a convention in Sendai, it takes place here|
|5,10||Hakubutsukan Kokusai Center Bus Stop||Area around International Center||An area filled with nature including the Hirose River and Mt. Aoba|
|6||Site of Sendai Castle||Site of Sendai Castle（Aoba Castle Museum, Aoba Castle Information Building）||A statue of Lord DATE Masamune looks down over Sendai|
|5, 7||Aobayamashokubutsuennishi Bus Stop||Tohoku University Botanical Gardens||The forest behind Sendai Castle. Registered as a Natural Monument|
|8||Aobayama Subway Station||Area around Aobayama Subway Station||An area within Sendai that has a collection of boastful research and teachings|
|9||Tohoku University Museum of Natural History||Tohoku University Museum of Natural History||A collection of research and teachings from Tohoku University|
|10||International Center Station / Miyagi Museum of Art||Miyagi Museum of Art||Contains exhibitions by the famous Paul Klee|
|11||Traffic Park Sankyozawa Water Power Plant||Traffic Park||Adults and children alike can study enjoyably together|
|11||Traffic Park Sankyozawa Water Power Plant||Sankyozawa Water Power Plant||A water power plant that has been used since the Meiji Era|
|12||Osaki Hachimangu Shrine||Osaki Hachimangu Shrine||A shrine built by Lord DATE Masamune that has stood for over 400 years|
|13||Sendai Mediatheque||Sendai Mediatheque||The center of information and culture for media-related things|
|14||Jozenji-dori Ave. / Sendai City Hall|
|Events throughout each and every season|
|14||Jozenji-dori Ave. / Sendai City Hall||Kotodai Park||A place that is close in the hearts of Sendai's residents|
|15||Hirose-dori Subway Station||Area around Hirose-dori Subway Station||The center of Sendai's commerce|