• SMMA Museum Map

    With a unique history as Tohoku’s preeminent capital, and vibrant local culture and traditions, Sendai is a multi-layered, kaleidoscopic city. And the city’s museums embody its diversity and dynamism. From Paleolithic stone tools to cutting-edge contemporary art, from an underground forest to stars in the daytime, Sendai’s museums will take you on a wonderful journey of discovery.

  • Museum List

    3M Sendai City Science Museum

    Tohoku Fukushi University Serizawa Keisuke Art and Craft Museum

    Sendai City Tomizawa Site Museum


    Zoological Park

    Sendai Astronomical Observatory

    Tohoku Fukushi University Railway Museum & Learning Center

    Sendai City

    Jomon Site Park

    Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium

    Sendai Literature Museum

    Tohoku Gakuin University Museum

    sendai mediatheque

    Tohoku University Archives

    The Tohoku University Museum

    Sendai City Museum

    Sendai 3/11 Memorial Community Center

    Botanical Gardens, Tohoku University

    Sendai City Museum of History and Folklore

  • 3M Sendai City Science Museum


    Located in the lush Dainohara Forest Park, there are 3 exhibition rooms for natural history, science and engineering, as well as life systems where you can touch and try science for yourself.


    4-1 Dainohara Shinrin Koen, Aoba-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-276-2201


  • Tohoku Fukushi University Serizawa Keisuke Art and Craft Museum


    This museum presents the beautiful color and innovative design of dye artist Keisuke Serizawa who was a Living National Treasure.


    2F Tohoku Fukushi University Sendai Station Eastside Campus,

    2-5-26, Tsutsujigaoka, Miyagino-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-717-3318


  • Sendai City Tomizawa Site Museum

    地底の森ミュージアム(仙台市富沢遺跡保存館 )

    Traces of life from 20,000 years ago, found in the Tomizawa historic ruins, have been preserved and are on display to the public.


    4-3-1 Nagamachi-minami, Taihaku-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-246-9153



  • Yagiyama Zoological Park


    Around 600 animals from 125 species from all over the world are displayed here according to their habitat and taxonomy at one of the largest zoos in northeastern Japan.


    1-43 Yagiyama Honcho, Taihaku-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-229-0631


  • Sendai Astronomical Observatory


    A comprehensive astronomical museum equipped with a planetarium, astronomic exhibition rooms, and a 1.3m diameter telescope called Hitomi.


    9-29-32 Nishikigaoka, Aoba-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-391-1300


  • Tohoku Fukushi University Railway Museum & Learning Center


    The Railway Museum managed by Tohoku Fukushi University is located adjacent to Tohoku Fukushi University Station. It exhibits historical and cultural documents and materials about railways in the Tohoku region. It also features an elaborate miniature railway system with model trains from Germany and Japan running side by side.


    3F Station Campus Building, 1-19-1 Kunimi, Aoba-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-728-6612


  • Sendai City Jomon Site Park


    This museum consists of a restored village that dates back to the prehistoric Jomon era, excavated at Yamada-Uenodai site. It offers workshops such as making earthenware.


    10-1, Yamada Uenodai-cho, Taihaku-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-307-5665


  • Sendai Umino-Mori Aquarium


    Immerse yourself in Japan’s rich ocean environment with the giant ocean tank. Enjoy the largest dolphin and sea lion shows in northeastern Japan.


    4-6 Nakano, Miyagino-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-355-2222


  • Sendai Literature Museum


    This museum introduces writers related to Sendai since the Meiji era (1868–
    1912) onwards: Bansui Doi, Toson Shimazaki, and Hisashi Inoue; the first museum director, as well as other currently active writers.


    2-7-1 Kitane, Aoba-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-271-3020


  • Tohoku Gakuin University Museum


    This museum organizes various exhibitions and projects based on the research on history and culture conducted at the university. It is also a training ground for students to become museum curators.


    1-3-1 Tsuchitoi, Aoba-ku, Sendai




  • sendai mediatheque


    This public facility is a space for activities related to art and visual culture. Its up-to-date facilities include libraries, media archives, galleries, and studios.


    2-1 Kasugamachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-713-3171


  • Tohoku University Archives​


    The first archive of its kind in Japan preserves and exhibits the historical resources of Tohoku University. The building itself is historic and registered as a Tangible Cultural Property.


    Tohoku University Katahira Campus, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-217-5040


  • The Tohoku University Museum


    The museum exhibits precious specimens and materials collected from across the world by academic researchers, such as macro- and microfossils, minerals, ancient cultural properties, and animal skeletons.


    6-3 Aramaki Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-795-6767


  • Sendai City Museum


    This museum houses materials related to Sendai’s history, culture, and arts and crafts, including cultural assets donated by the Date family. Approximately 1,000 items are on permanent exhibition.


    26 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-225-3074


  • Sendai 3/11 Memorial Community Center​


    Sendai 3/11 Memorial Community Center constitutes a base for weaving wisdom and lessons through communication, with memories and experiences as vehicles, connecting them to the future and to the world.


    85-4 Aza-Kutsugata, Arai, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-390-9022


  • Botanical Gardens, Tohoku University


    Stroll through this natural garden in the forests of Aobayama (Natural Monument). The flora on the slopes surrounding Sendai Castle has been protected since the castle’s founding in 1600.


    12-2 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai

    Tel: 022-795-6760


  • Sendai City Museum of History and Folklore


    This museum introduces the lifestyle and history of Sendai since the Meiji era (1868–1912). This is the oldest wooden western-style building in the prefecture, which previously served as an army barracks.


    1-3-7 Gorin, Miyagino-ku, Sendai (in Tsutsujigaoka Park)

    Tel: 022-295-3956