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

It's basically the tomb of the feudal lord who founded Sendai city. You have to do a bit of climbing. There are some other time like that of his sons and daughters. There's also a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see when in Sendai. Also provides a nice view of the city. We took the Namboku line for two stops and walked from there to the mausoleum and then back to the city center, which was a nice tour.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Zuihoden Mausoleum which is a short bus ride (20 mins) from Sendai Train Station using the Loople Sendai Bus. The mausoleum has some spectacular buildings and religious artifacts. There is also a small museum that has an impressive soldier's uniform from the EDO period. The other surprise was the magnificent forests and gardens within the complex. Green lush... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

It's basically the tomb of the feudal lord who founded Sendai city. You have to do a bit of climbing. There are some other time like that of his sons and daughters. There's also a small museum with some of his possessions and a video show on him. Not recommended if you are not a history buff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I'll say upfront that I speak Japanese, so it was a different experience for me than it might be for a non-Japanese speaker (that's only reason I gave it four stars instead of five). If you speak Japanese, then not far from where you pay the admission fee there are free tour guides who will show you around the main... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

An interesting location with a lot to see and learn. Lots of stairs to negotiate so a little tiring. People are very helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

It has several mausoleum, but the main one built for Masamune who is famous for an eye-patch and "Love" Chinese character on his samurai combat helmet. His mausoleum is the biggest and most beautiful. All mausoleums are decorated with heavenly colors and carvings. When we visited in mid April, cherry blossoms are still peak and so beautiful with mausoleums. There's... More 

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Thank Seven W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful area - nature mixing with architecture. The history is very interesting,. There are some stairs to reach the temple areas, but it is well worth it.

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Thank Sue M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

瑞鳳殿 Zuihōden, mausoleum of the 1st Lord of Sendai-han, Date Masamune (he was a bad*ss with an eyepatch). 感仙殿 Kansenden, mausoleum of the 2nd Lord of Sendai-han, Date Tadamune. 善応殿 Zennōden, mausoleum of the 3rd Lord of Sendai-han, Date Tsunamune. The complex, along with remaining structures at Aoba Castle, were destroyed by American bombing in 1945. Since there was a... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Zuihoden is a mausoleum built for the famous Date clan. Masamune Date known as the One eyed dragon ordered it built upon his death and many ancestors are buried there. The architecture is incredibly detailed and beautiful A lot of it is reconstructed after several fires and time... They have a small museum and a very small gift shop as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We visited Zuihoden on a quiet Sunday morning in winter, when there weren't many people around. The leaflet and museum explain how the mausoleum was rebuilt after WWII, and the exhibits about what they found in their archaeological digs was fascinating. The mausoleum itself is beautiful and very impressive. Getting there is very easy on the loople bus, which you... More 

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