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Zuihoden, Sendai

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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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  • 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 »
  • Walking distance from the city center, it was a nice side trip. Brightly colored almost to the point of excess, they are nonetheless interesting to see. They've clearly been rebuilt not all that long....  more
    Walking distance from the city center, it was a nice side trip. Brightly colored almost to the point of excess, they are nonetheless interesting to see. They've clearly been rebuilt not all that long....  more »
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  • A nice little place to visit when you want to enjoy something different. The detailing on the buildings was just astounding. An opportunity to learn a bit of history was a great addition.
  • The only problem was the traffic. The nearest metro station is 30 mins walking away, and I didn't check about the bus route. The temple is beautiful as it shown in many pictures. The priority is not high as the Sendai Castle, but it is highly suggested for history lovers.

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