**More Excursions [#i90887c7]
For those who are staying a few extra days before or after FLOPS 2010, here are several possibilities of more excursions around Sendai.  All of them are 1-2 hours from Sendai by train or express bus.
-Islands and temples in [[Matsushima:http://www.matsushima-kanko.com/en/]]
-Hot springs in [[Naruko:http://www.naruko.gr.jp/]] (Web site in Japanese)
-Cherry blossoms in [[Kitakami:http://www.kitakami-kanko.com/]] (Web site in Japanese)

Try Google or other search engines for more information.  See also the Web site of [[Japan National Tourism Organization:http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/miyagi/sendai.html]].

**Cautions [#t50112ca]
-Most buildings of the [[Sendai (Aoba) Castle:http://www.sentabi.jp/1000/0000/0001/0000/0000/100000000001000000000002.html]] ''do not exist now'' (they were lost during WW2), though the site is a part of [[Aobayama Park:http://www.sentabi.jp/1000/0000/0003/0000/10000000000300000001.html]], which is good for viewing cherry blossoms in mid- to late April.
-The [[Nishi Park:http://www.sentabi.jp/1000/0000/0003/0000/10000000000300000000.html]] used to be good for cherry blossom viewing, but most of the cherry trees are ''now unavailable'' due to reconstruction.

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