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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 resting place of Date Masamune on a forested and peaceful hill

This is worth visiting if you are in Sendai. It is a 40 min walk from the station but there are buses. It is on top of a forested hill over the river running through Sendai. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is worth visiting if you are in Sendai. It is a 40 min walk from the station but there are buses. It is on top of a forested hill over the river running through Sendai. The last hill and the temples are on a very steep hill from where the view is beautiful. The building were destroyed by bombing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I don’t know the historical aspects that well but a visit to the site in this nice natural forest was very calming and interesting. This is where Date Masamune’s spirit is supposedly resting. A surprise for me was the tomb of Atsu-Hime whose story was a year long drama on TV. Lots of steps to climb up and down but... More 

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Waipahu, Hawaii
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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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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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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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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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