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Zuihoden

23-2 Otamayashita, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 980-0814, Japan
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Ranked #5 of 56 Attractions in Sendai
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Misawa, Japan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
356 reviews 356 reviews
45 attraction reviews
356 helpful votes 356 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Melbourne
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Another lot of steps but well worth the effort for the buildings and museum (oops - the museum is here not at Osaki Hacihman Shrine - how do I edit that review?)

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Woodinville, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

There is nothing dislice about this gorgeous architecure from 1600th,a powerful local lord,Date Masamune rests here.They open the inner alter viewing on his memorial day in May each year.It is worth the trip.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Having been destroyed in bombing action during WW2, they rebuilt this site in the late 70's based on very detailed survey information they made before it was destroyed. The detail on the site is very nice. I was able to see and read through all of the information in just under an hour - it's not very big. Since it's... More

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