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Zuihōden, Sendai

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Join the crowds paying their respects at Zuihōden, the mausoleum of the city's founder and his ancestors. During your visit to the city, you'll hear the name Date Masamune--the feudal samurai lord much revered for founding the city--so a trip to this hilltop mausoleum and museum helps in understanding what the lord achieved and why he has come to be held in such high esteem. The main buildings of the mausoleum complex date from 1637; after destruction by Allied bombing during World War II, they were rebuilt in 1979 in their original ornamental Momoyama style. By using our Sendai holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Zuihōden and other attractions in Sendai.
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  • Arrives and soon volunteer guide さんがつ us, and we also tend to overlook me and was very informative. Worth a look is.
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  • Speaking of Sendai and-Aoba Castle or even go 1 times this zuihoden, but I gotta. I went with a volunteer guide, while hearing the explanation short time come. Take a photo guide to best point the photo is good. It was this Dragon's nose is shiny arashi members come here during the Sendai concert, photo taken after the fans pouring tens of thousands of people and stroked the nose people so home. It was a place worth looking up the stairs a bit much maybe, but.
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  • I went because it was introduced fairly heavily as a tourist destination in the Sendai city. Enjoy a richly-colored buildings, all in the reconstruction that is not too much emotion. Exhibits of the Museum, I felt without too much detail, as to not bother to visit.
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  • A short, steep walk from a stop on the Loople tourist bus, you'll find Zuihoden, the mausoleum for the samurai family belonging to Date Masamune, the founder of Sendai. The surrounding area is flush with a lovely old forest featuring trees older than some first-world countries. If you're a fan of architecture, the buildings within the main area will probably be more interesting and display colorfully painted intricate carvings prominently. For just 550 yen for adults, 400 yen for students (high school or younger) you can tour the grounds at your own pace and explore the small museum. Most of the artifacts inside relate very limited English, but still can be enjoyed easily as many of them are beautiful beyond easy description. If you're planning a trip, go early as the PLACE is only open from 9AM to 4:30PM from February to November, closing half an hour earlier the other two months of the year. Also, wear good walking shoes. The up-hill jaunt is a bit of a workout if you're not used to climbing up inclines.
  • Beautiful temple with free English speaking guides, very nice people who are a joy to talk to. Highly recommend asking for a guide and seeing the mausoleum with their perspective. They did a great job restoring what was destroyed in ww2.
  • Certainly one of or even the most famous sightseeing spots in Sendai. The painted wooden structures are an amazing sight. There is a small forest path around the second mausoleum.
  • Very beautiful just be sure to wear nice walking shoes and bug repellant.
  • Bit of a hike to the top but it's a wonderful place to escape the city. The museum is worth going by