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Sendai Mediatheque

2-1 Kasugamachi Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0821, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-713-3171
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A youngsters gathering

With a library over 2 floors, two studio floors and other common areas this modern building is... read more

Reviewed today
HotEarth
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Skip this out of the way library

Not sure why this is a listed attraction, it's a library that's mostly glass. It's out of the way... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
JTinVan
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Very good44%
  • Average27%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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2-1 Kasugamachi Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0821, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed today via mobile

With a library over 2 floors, two studio floors and other common areas this modern building is quite an attraction for the young ones. An art exhibition was on on one of the studio floor during my visit. Architecture wise, this building appears very pleasing...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Not sure why this is a listed attraction, it's a library that's mostly glass. It's out of the way and not overly appealing to look at. Redeeming quality, some cool stuff in the gift shop.

Thank JTinVan
Reviewed 20 March 2017

In terms of architecture, no doubt it is the destination to go in Sendai. Designed by architect Toyo Ito, it has beautiful views of the city from its interior and, from outside, the trees from Jozenjidori reflected on the glass are just astonishing. Also good...More

Thank leandroinaweb
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

A building to commemorate the 3.11 earthquake in 2011. Worth a visit if you aren't doing much. A nice cafe within you can relax and absorb the atmosphere. It's also a public library! Opened on 2011 May 3rd to commemorate the impact. The designer Toyo...More

Thank MinaLim_KUL
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

This facility is a lovely place to relax and meet friends and enjoy diverse art installations. I really enjoyed the range of great gifts that were available in the gift shop and having some tea at the pleasant coffee shop. If I lived in Sendai...More

1  Thank BorneoMel
Reviewed 20 May 2015

A very modern building with interseting displays on the recent earthquake which included comparisons with WWII damage.

Thank Ocassi0nal_Traveller
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Noted for its appealing architecture and clearly a popular centre for locals as well as visitors. Provides an excellent venue for exhibitions. Small store in the foyer offers quality local artisan products as souvenirs and a café with reasonable expresso coffee.

Thank Peter_Wello
Reviewed 27 March 2015

this is a world award winning building with a library and a media zone I participated with the World Conference on DRR in March 2015 the building is almost pillar less and provides great space for visitor and propagates interactions

Thank DipankarPatnaik
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I was here during the Future From Fukashima exhibit as part of the UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The thing is I wasn't even going to view this exhibit and just by dumb luck I was awaiting a bus outside and decided to go...More

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 21 October 2014

This is one of my favorite attractions in Sendai. Designed by Toyo Ito, a famous Japanese architect, this big "glass box" building is like a living room for the cities inhabitants. Not just students come here, but you can meet all kinds of people here...More

Thank AkKobayashi
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