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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 5 November 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Resting place of lord Date Masamune. Structure has beautiful golden colors and intricate patterns. U have to pay 500 💴 as entry fee. Some discount with loople pass is available. Also has the children's cemetery area which was quite fascinating too. Takes around 40 mins to walk around. Good place to see fine Japanese architecture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location, great views, super forest. Ornate decorations on the tombs. Not creepy, actually. Good for a nice day.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is one of the popular place to visit in Sendai, especially if you're interested in the samurai's stories - this place is for Date Masamune (single eye hero). It's a beautiful place and we were able to see the beautiful red leaves here when we visited here in late Nov.

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Thank Aomori
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 5 November 2016 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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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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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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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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