Train Vert is the JR East Shinkansen travel magazine, which introduces aspects of the culinary culture and natural environment of East Japan. "Train Vert" means "green train" in French.

This month's Train Vert

To see the real Sendai, walk its alleyways

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In the past, many cities in Japan had alleyways (yokocho) full of atmosphere. However, these are disappearing from Japan's cities as redevelopment gets underway. The vibrant alleyways of the city of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture are still rich in number, scale, and variety. Not only are they nostalgic, but they also contain hidden potential for development. By focusing on roads such as these alleyways as you start your journey in Sendai, you may gain a glimpse of the city’s future. With such pleasant thoughts in mind, I set out to walk the roads of Sendai.



If you turn the corner ...


Stories born from the streets of Sendai


Enjoy the alleyways, however you please


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Train Vert magazine has pages offering sightseeing information to tourists from overseas. Please be sure to check out this section in the second half of the magazine.