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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. Make Zuihōden a part of your Sendai vacation plans using our Sendai travel route app .
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  • Looping went using the buses. And up the hill from the bus stop on the left side entrance (ticket sales). Was I a new guide. Building color was vivid. And the Museum of fine arts (photography prohibited), was described in exhibits and video. You can order is visible, so to go around on the street and see slowly in about an hour.
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  • The mausoleum dedicated to the Sendai clan, first date Masamune, t. 2, third tsunamune. Mausoleum of the early Edo period designated as a national treasure in 1931, but was burnt down by the Sendai air raids in 1945. The current building was rebuilt in 1979 (0/1979). Renovated in 2001, was built at that time gorgeous, became the building. Area has a dense cedar trees, stately stone just snowed in, in a stunning atmosphere. Hirose River is close, take a look at recommendations.
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  • Zuihoden is before my eyes. Every day sandwiched between Hirose River along with the heavens ", looked at from the veranda. Zuihoden "air raids in World War II until the reconstruction of the 0/1974 burned down, only the Foundation remained. It was rebuilt, then it becomes around Sendai city and date. Grave excavations made at that time, examines the body of Masamune, and grave goods identified precisely. Fortunately, at that time, I also attend the excavations, became a valuable experience. In my eyes are balanced and that was of was the Rosary gold certainly glow with this mud and smeared in red clay, can determine the faint pencil. It was the crest of the navagraha, one of the family crest of date, brooch. This is obviously made in Europe, once thought related to hasekura tsunenaga. And this time I was able to write works and understand the relationship of date Masamune and Christian 'challenge to date Masamune"after. And visit the walk still tired from his long creative. I if you meet even during the trip. Take a look at, take 1 voice. Best regards.
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  • Interesting shrines to Japanese rulers from the Sendai area. Reconstructed after the war but still very beautiful. The signs are translated to English and offer some interesting history.
  • Beautiful small forest on the hill with richness of history value from Date Masamune, previous Daimyo/ lord of Tohoku area. You will enjoy both the scenery and the story. Not so steep hill but wearing casual shoes there is better than a high heels I guess.
  • One of the landmarks in Sendai. As the resting place of Date Masamume, founder of Sendai, this mausoleum is very pretty. The surrounding area is full of greenery, perfect for a small walk.
  • The grave site of Date Masamune, the first feudal lord of Sendai. There are also grave site of the successor lord after Date Masamune. The design of the monument is also good to watch.
  • Colorful temple, illuminations at night. Mausoleum opened during tanabata festival

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In the city center of Sendai, you'll find a good range of budget and luxury accommodations to suit a range of tastes. From standard high-rise hotels to traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses), they sit pretty close to the main train station, forming clusters around the main public parks, commercial developments, and temples. The surrounding landscape features a number of "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) located in clusters around hot springs. Take a look close at Mount Okura and Kamakurayama for some of the most concentrated patches of spa retreats.
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