The woman behind the tourist information desk sugested that I take the bus. I humored her, but I had no intention of taking the bus, that would cost money! Besides, it was a great day and I wanted to see the city. After 50 minutes of walking and not really seeing anything, I finally came to the ruins of Sendai Castle, which were actually quite beautiful. A cute little stream fed the pond that this flower was growing in. I walked up the stream to its source, the most beautiful sewer pipe I have ever seen.