Main means of transportation
The Sendai transportation system is clean, efficient, and comfortable and it is not far from what Tokyo can offer.
The recommended means of transportation are the Sendai Subway, Sendai Bus, and rental bicycles. Of course there are taxis and rental cars, but it’s best to use public transport.
The Sendai Subway has two routes, the Namboku Line and the Tozai Line.
The Naｍboku Line connects the Nagamachi area, which is said to be the subcenter of Sendai City, with the Izumi area, and you can use Kotodai-koen Station, where the prefectural office and city hall stand on the way.
In addition, the Tozai Line is convenient as a means of transportation to the Sendai International Center, Site of Sendai Castle, Miyagi Museum of Art and Yagiyama Zoological Park, which are often used by overseas travelers.
Both the Naｍboku Line and the Tozai Line can be used from Sendai Station.
From Sendai Station, there is a bus that goes around sightseeing spots called the Loople Sendai Bus.
The boarding time is about 70 minutes, and it is convenient to visit the city center, the national treasure Zuihoden Mausoleum, Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, and so on.
Also, the one-day free ticket is 630 yen, which is a great deal.
From Sendai Station 9:00 to 16:00, it runs every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on holidays.
Buses like that of the photo below are called Sendai City Bus. It is used by many Sendai citizens to commute or to go about their everyday life. However, the main drawback is the complicated service routes and bus stop locations. I personally don’t use it as much as other citizens considering the probability that I would waste time if I go wrong.
DATE BIKE, which has become popular in the city center, is a community cycle project run by Sendai City and Docomo Bike Share.
There are 95 rental / return bases (ports) and 755 bicycles.
Ports are set up in each public facility and convenience store, and can be used by registering as a member.
All bicycles are electrically power assisted bicycles, and it is a convenient rental cycle that you can return them anywhere between ports.
The cost is about 1,000 yen per day for a pass, but it is difficult to explain, so please refer to this link. http://docomo-cycle.jp/sendai/en/
It would be a great experience to use this DATE BIKE. I’d love to use it in spring.