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Address: 23-2 Otamayashita, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0814, Miyagi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 22-262-6250
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Beautiful reconstruction

Original buildings were burnt down during WWII. Beautifully restored in a peaceful and attractive hilltop setting. Bit of a climb to the entrance but well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Architecture and Construction are Fabulous and the Japanese culture amazing the story of Date' Masamune is told here and is incredible

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited in the rain; very atmospheric with the gentle rain falling among the giant cedars. The buildings themselves are recent but accurate reproductions as the originals were destroyed by the unwarranted incendiary raids of WWII which led to most of the city being levelled. The attached graveyard is also worth a look.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Original buildings were burnt down during WWII. Beautifully restored in a peaceful and attractive hilltop setting. Bit of a climb to the entrance but well worth it.

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Sendai, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 23-2 Otamayashita, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0814, Miyagi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 22-262-6250
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Tohoku  >  Miyagi Prefecture  >  Sendai

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