Entsu-in Temple, Matsushima-machi

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Built in 1646, Entsu-in Temple represents the most important temple of the area, which also serves as the mausoleum of Date Mitsumune. Unfortunately, the lord died young, at the age of 19. A statue depicts him on a white horse, surrounded by his faithful devotees. Tour the interiors to see the gold-leaf decor, with Western symbols such as hearts, spades, and crosses. The grounds of the temple contain several gardens, each with a different theme. Talk a walk through the rose and rock gardens, and then grab a bite at the restaurant on site. You can plan Matsushima-machi trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Serene. Amazing autumn colors. Housing the mausoleum of Date Mitsumune. Must visit while in Matsushima bay area. 
    Serene. Amazing autumn colors. Housing the mausoleum of Date Mitsumune. Must visit while in Matsushima bay area.  more »
  • I visited last week especially to see the autumn leaves. Magnificent display of Autumn colours everywhere in the temple. 
    I visited last week especially to see the autumn leaves. Magnificent display of Autumn colours everywhere in the temple.  more »
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  • Beuatiful temple and the garden is just breathtaking. You can see how much effort and love they put into maintaining the site. The staff was really friendly, everything was really lovely. The atmosphere was... ethereal. Can definitely recommend coming here esrly in the morning.
  • This is a beautiful temple. The garden is gorgeous with lots of momiji. As of early November, the leaves are just beginning to change colors. They will probably be spectacular in about a week. I recommend this temple over Zuiganji, especially for autumn foliage.

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