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Zuihoden

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Address: 23-2 Otamayashita, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0814, Miyagi Prefecture
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Date Masamune

It's located in a climb with stairs and a beautiful forest. The mausoleuns are very beautiful and show how important was Date Masamune to Sendai. There's a museum too.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the bus on Sendai Loop to Zuihoden. Once off the bus, I walked up the steep hill. To my right, I saw a path that beckoned to me. I then noticed the sign in English announcing the children's cemetery. I took a lovely little hike that actually went up and behind the shrine, then went back down to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's located in a climb with stairs and a beautiful forest. The mausoleuns are very beautiful and show how important was Date Masamune to Sendai. There's a museum too.

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Thank Renata T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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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Thank Yew Hong N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 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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