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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are steps! But take your time and enjoy the scenery. It is a series of complexes linked by shady, forest paths. There is also a small museum, which is interesting. The buildings and graves are lovely.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dickykneedtraveler
zuihoden_manager, マネージャー at Zuihoden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I thank for your contribution and introduction of the museum.Were you able to enjoy it bay an English commentary? The approach surrounded with the trees of cedar can enjoy seasonal scenery. I wait for next arrival.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will suggest that this stop be early in your day if you are seeing a lot of other sights. LOTS of uphill climbs, but totally worth it. Beautiful trees at the outset. Good exhibit displays and all in English. They even have an audio...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tslmgmt
zuihoden_manager, マネージャー at Zuihoden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your posting. I recommend you to buy a one-day pass for the bus called “Loople Sendai” and use it. That is an enjoyable way to see the sights of Sendai. If you have a one-day pass, you can get a discount at...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellently rebuilt and reconstructed 17th century mausoleum that was sadly destroyed during the Second World War. There is a very interesting and informative museum on site, free of charge - a must see as it contains original artefacts from the tomb of Masamune Date and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lithandra
zuihoden_manager, マネージャー at Zuihoden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit to Zuihoden. I'm very glad you enjoyed it. But I'm sorry we didn't have an English audio guide. We will think about the explanation that everyone is satisfied with.

Reviewed January 28, 2019

Having chosen unwisely to do the Loople bus route on a Monday, this was one of the few attractions that was open. However, it was worth the stop and the stairs through beautiful trees. We even enjoyed walking past the school and hearing the young...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AussieBarbara
nagamachitwinspapa, マネージャー at Zuihoden, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

Thank you for your visiting Zuihoden Mausoleum and contributing a word-of-mouth. Zuihoden is open except the last day of the year, but in Sendai, the public museums are usually closed on Monday, please be careful. The buildings, which are the Mausoleums of Feudal Lords of...More

Reviewed November 20, 2018

Key site in Sendai - Loople bus ticket gives admission discount. Good place to begin longer stroll as weell as explore the site itself.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zchug
nagamachitwinspapa, マネージャー at Zuihoden, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

Thank you for coming to Zuihoden. You took the best way to go sightseeing in Sendai using "LOOPLE Sendai".

Reviewed October 6, 2018

I was patient and gently requested a guided tour in English. A delightful and inspiring guide was available. I learned a great deal about the site and the shrine. Most grateful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gabraelstclair
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The Zuihoden is the mausoleum of Date Masamune. Beside its historical importance, the buildungs are really beautiful: dark wood; gold; very colourful decoration. You will find yourself lost into the details. I only know a handful of easy accessable places in Japan where this style,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location, well maintained, rebuilt and restored after being bombed. The steps are fairly steep but that seems normal in Japan.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AKatieD
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I was there when there was a festival called 七夕祭. It was a rainy night for me. It’s still enjoyable as they have some candles and lighting to decorate the place. They also have live music performance!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MattYip
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I'm always interested in best of architecture when I visit new cities in Japan. This one did not disappoint. Very ornate and multi-colored compared to most Japanese temples, well shaded pathways, but there is a small hike up a hill to arrive and quite a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michelle C
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