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Join the crowds paying their respects at Zuihoden, the mausoleum of the city's founder and his ancestors. During your visit to the city, you'll hear the name Date Masamune--the feudal samurai lord much revered for founding the city--so a trip to this hilltop mausoleum and museum helps in understanding what the lord achieved and why he has come to be held in such high esteem. The main buildings of the mausoleum complex date from 1637; after destruction by Allied bombing during World War II, they were rebuilt in 1979 in their original ornamental Momoyama style. Make Zuihoden a part of your Sendai vacation plans using our Sendai travel route app.
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Interesting architectural structure surrounded by a peaceful green surroundings. Very serene when I was there and there wasn’t a lot of people as well. This was where the late Date Masamune was...
Interesting architectural structure surrounded by a peaceful green surroundings. Very serene when I was there and there wasn’t a lot of people as well. This was where the late Date Masamune was... more »
Not hard to walk from the city center.. beautiful temples and wooded landscapes. Small entrance fee and not a huge place, but I thought it was very nice.
Not hard to walk from the city center.. beautiful temples and wooded landscapes. Small entrance fee and not a huge place, but I thought it was very nice. more »
It wasn't mentioned, anywhere in English, that the main mausoleum, Date Masamune, was closed for renovation. Big letdown. Other parts of the park was a peaceful and serene walk. Have walking legs ready, some slopes to get to the entrance and steps to overcome. If only, during the restoration, they have have the boulder steps narrower, the builders and now the visitors, would step up more easily 😅.
Very beautiful temple on the hill. Its about 30 mins walk from Sendai station.(google map somehow took me to the route through cemetery in the back ,like the hill behind apartment buildings. I thought I was lost ! Then I realize there is another straight way when we walk out the otherside which there is a road for the car) Ticket office is at entrance. Reasonable price. Peaceful place. FYI: Alot of steps to get up the hill to get there. Cobblestone walkway. And then you have to walk down too. So make sure you have good knees and wear comfortable shoes.
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