Sendai (仙台市)

As a figure skating fan, I always associated Sendai with Yuzuru Hanyu (his hometown), while my primary motivation to go there was to skate at the ice rink (where Yuzuru used to train!).Ironically, on the day I planned to visit Sendai the ice rink was closed, so I got a chance to explore the city instead. And you know what? It's great and definitely worth visiting.