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Zuihoden

Address: 23-2 Otamayashita, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0814, Miyagi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 22-262-6250
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Ranked #5 of 76 Attractions in Sendai
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
Sendai, Japan
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is absolutely beautiful! My husband and I went there and were stunned by the beauty of the street cedar trees and the privacy of the whole area. This is a must see when visiting or living in Sendai.

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Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is not often you get to see a shrine which has undergone archeological excavations. Due to the damage sustained during the war, and the buidlings being lost to fire during the renovation, this shrine has been reconstructed on its original site. The fire gave them the opportunity to undertake archeological exploration in the area to ensure the shrine was... More 

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Sendai, Japan
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This site is home to Date Masamune, one of the most powerful feudal lors of the Edo Period. This impressive "ornate style" tomb is an impressive combination of visit colors and intricate woodwork. Highly recommended sight in Sendai.

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Arizona, USA
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
49 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

These are elaborate mausoleums for three lords of the 17th century. While they are reconstructions (the originals were destroyed in WWII) they are beautifully done. There is also a very interesting museum showing results of the archeological excavations at the site. Well worth seeing.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Zuihoden is must go attraction in Sendai in your trip, it's the most expressing place I ever visited in two days stay of Sendai. Surrounded by plenty of trees, the whole Zuihoden area expresses a sense of serenity.

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Misawa, Japan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Definitely a must see. We took the Loop Bus around Sendai for 620 yen/per person/per day and it stops at all the "touristy" spots in Sendai. Make sure and get there early, since it gets crowded fast.There are handouts in English at the Mausoleum that describe each shrine. Took some great pictures here. Also, if you take the Loop bus... More 

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Sendai, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

TL;DR Very cool architecture, small museum. Worth a visit - take the Loople bus, it's a pain to walk from Sendai station. In his time, Masamune Date was a guy to be watched. He rose like a comet and has resonated with people in the region ever since. To this day, he continues to figure in pop culture (albeit, looking... More 

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California
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45 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is stop #4 on the Loople bus and well worth the visit. The forest alone is worth the visit, with numerous birds, insects and amazing array of butterflies in September. The mausoleum itself is quite nice, and the museum is very well explained. Be sure to listen to the english explanations on the buttons as you enter the mausoleum.... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very nice place, beautiful clean and located in mountain area, for alders how don't like stairs are not recommended.

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Zuihoden is the resting place of Date Masamune. To reach the mausoleum, you have to climb a really steep hill. Entrance fee is 550yen which is kinda high for a Tohoku attraction. The mausoleum itself is pretty grand and looks great. However that's about the main highlight. There is a museum dedicated to Date Masamune and his descendants like replica... More 

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