Even though I’ve only visited there for a couple days in total, I really like Sendai so far. It’s got a good, energetic vibe but is still totally warm. During my walk around town when I took these photos, it wasn’t unusual for people to greet me as we passed on the street, in Japanese no less. After a few months of living in Tokyo where the average person probably just assumes that you’re a hapless tourist and greets you in English, if they greet you at all, this was a pleasant change of pace.
We move into our apartment next week and man are we pumped. Aside from just getting out of a temporary furnished apartment and into our own space, I think we’re really looking forward to seeing what this wonderful city has in store for us.