City Details


Sendai Airport→JR Sendai Station:17 min. or more by train (Sendai Airport Line)
JR Tokyo Station→JR Sendai Station:91 min. or more by train (Tohoku Shinkansen)

Venues overview

Facility Rooms
Hotel 135 31,422
Ryokan 73 4,139
Total 208 35,561


Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA)

〒980-0804, Japan 6F Higashinihon Fudosan Sendai Ichibancho Bldg, 3-3-20 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi See the map

Pre-/Post-Convention Programs

Earthquake Disaster Ruins at Arahama Elementary School

Various Experience Programs

  • Earthquake Disaster Ruins at Arahama Elementary School
    Arahama Elementary School, which was used as a disaster evacuation facility at the Great East Japan earthquake, has been preserved as a disaster ruin and is now open to the public. Visitors can walk through the school, where classrooms have been turned into exhibit rooms displaying photos, videos and lessons on how to prepare for disasters. Visitors can learn about the true power and danger of tsunami
  • Various Experience Programs
    Escape to the quiet retreat of the Akiu district for a resort-style convention at a hotel with hot spring baths, and enjoy popular hands-on experiences like painting kokeshi wooden dolls. Matsushima, a group of islands designated as one of the top three scenic sites of Japan, is a place to enjoy a cruise of the bay, take walks through history, and experience making Buddhist prayer beads.

Recent Trends in Regional Industry and
Research in Sendai

Medicine: Medical Equipment

Tohoku University, Miyagi Prefectural Government, Sendai City, and the Tohoku Economic Federation are taking the lead in initiatives aimed at making the region a center for the production of medical equipment.
Tohoku University is playing a core role in the project and has established Japan’s first and only Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. Using its wealth of research seeds in the medical equipment sector, it is building strong ties with industry, other academic institutions, government and finance, with a view to making the region a center for development and production of medical equipment.
At the same time, the university is collaborating with the business and finance communities to attract domestic and international companies to the region in the aim of creating employment and a medical equipment industry cluster.


In recent years prominent Japanese manufacturers including Toyota and Tokyo Electron have set up factories and other facilities.
Sendai has implemented a range of initiatives to promote ties between industry and academia, including efforts to strengthen the manufacturing SMEs that support the regional economy, enhance research techniques and development capabilities with a view to creating new industries, and conduct trials that utilize the intellectual resources of universities.
Another joint industry-academia initiative aims to create a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) cluster. It has established a MEMS Park consortium and is working to develop such a cluster in Sendai in collaboration with partners including Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft of Germany.

Disaster Prevention and Disaster Risk Reduction

As part of recovery efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Sendai is focusing on the fields of disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction.
Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science is leading various research and development projects related to disasters and their prevention.
R&D initiatives aim to shape practical disaster science, and projects are under way in a wide range of fields including disaster risk, regional and urban revitalization, disaster science, disaster medicine, and information management.
In 2015, Sendai hosted the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, adopting the Sendai Framework, a global framework for disaster risk reduction. In order to take the lead in this Framework and share the findings of various projects, World Bosai Forum/International Disaster Risk Conference began in 2017 to be held in Sendai every two years.


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