Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Day 9 In Japan : Around Sendai Station

We didn't spend much time in Sendai and our stop for the night here was as a base for our trip to Matsushima Bay earlier in the day. We did however had fun sampling fishcakes at the food area in the station. You can get full just by sampling free food there! 

Of course, if you come to this area and you don' t have any food restrictions like us, you should sample their gyutan - that's grilled cow's tongue. It's the region specialty so if you can, don't miss the opportunity to try it.

We only had a few hours sightseeing in the evening  so we didn't venture far from Sendai Station. Our hotel for the night was located just a few minutes away from the station too, thus the reason of not needing to stray too far.
Sendai Station at 6.25pm.
Scores of taxis waiting for passengers at the station. It's interesting for me to note that after I took this photo, and googling about more info of Sendai, I found photos of this same spot for photos mentioning Sendai.
The city at night. We went to the downtown area but by 9.00pm, the area's shops are closing/closed, and only watering holes and restaurants were open.
I sure look forward to another visit to Sendai in the future because our short visit there was simply not enough!

11 comments:

  1. So many taxis waiting for passengers!? Is the fare expensive?

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  2. @ECL,
    Cut throat. o.O Only advisable if you are on company expense trip. LOL

    A 10 minutes trip cost us almost RM60! But then, you get superb service. :D

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  3. I don't think I can stomach cow's tongue. Abit too exotic for me...hehe.

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  4. @Mei Teng,
    Maybe a tad exotic... but sometimes it's about mind over matter (or stomach in this case). hihi

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  5. what a treat to sample free food but the cow's tongue is definitely not my cup of tea.

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  6. @LR,
    You too? :D

    Sampling food is indeed a great treat, but we didn't overdo it lest we look greedy. ;)

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  7. Wow, I have never seen so many taxis at one time, not even in New York City. I would not know which taxi to take. The one closes to the curb or the one farthest from the curb.

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  8. @AVCr8teur,
    Neither have I. :D

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  9. Whoah, that's a lot of taxis! No need to worry about snatching somebody else's ride even hen you're in a hurry or somebody else getting yours.

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  10. @Ayie,
    The taxi drivers won't let you jump queue here, even at places where there aren't as many taxis. Board the taxis in the order they queue.:)

    And yes, no worries about not getting a taxi in any big station in Japan. The long queue of taxis is a pretty normal sight. :)

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  11. Well Japan is very much organized and orderly, in the Phils it's a pain in the a** getting taxi when there's no line, rush hour or rainy season.

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