Zuigan-ji

Highly recommended
This superb temple was first erected in the 9C. Date Masamune then rebuilt it in the 17C, bringing in the Kano school's greatest craftsmen and artists, to serve as a residence and place of worship. Note in particular the Jyodan no ma (a room reserved exclusively for the daimyo), the sumptuous ornaments of the Kairo (corridor) and the impressive Kuri (kitchen). The nightingale floors show how mistrustful the lord was: their extremely supple wood reacted to the lightest step, alerting him to the presence of any intruders. Outside, a lovely cedar walkway that leads to the building is in keeping with the magnificence of the site.

Useful information

Address : 

Matsushima Aza-Chonai 91

Price:

700 JPY

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 8am-5pm; Mar and Oct: 8am-4.30pm; Feb and Nov: 8am-4pm; rest of year: 8am-3.30pm

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