Zuiho-den

Recommended
Zuiho-den Mausoleum was built for general Date Masamune in the year after his death (1636) at the top of a hill. It was inspired by Nikko's famous Tosho-gu Mausoleum, built between 1634 and 1636. It was destroyed during the 1945 bombings then reconstructed almost identically in the 1970s, although concrete replaced the original wood. The lavishly gilded edifice adorned with colourful sculpture is nonetheless worth the journey.

Useful information

Address : 

Zuihoden iriguchi Sendai

Price:

550 ¥ (children 400 ¥)

Opening hours

9am-4.30pm (4pm Dec-Jan)

Nearby tourist attractions

Sendai Castle  Sendai Castle
Sendai Castle
All that remains of 17C Sendai castle,
1:00
Sendai City Museum
Sendai City Museum
This impressive history museum was
2:00
Sendai Mediatheque  Sendai Mediatheque
Sendai Mediatheque
Sendai Mediatheque is a superb 7-storey
0:15
Miyagi Museum of Art  Miyagi Museum of Art
Miyagi Museum of Art
Opened in 1981 in the heart of Sendai
1:00
Osaki Hachiman-gu  Osaki Hachiman-gu
Osaki Hachiman-gu
Date Masamune ordered this shrine to be
0:30
Rinno-ji  Rinno-ji
Rinno-ji
Rinno-ji Buddhist temple (17C) is above
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Sendai Castle  Sendai Castle
Sendai Castle
All that remains of 17C Sendai castle,
1:00
Sendai Mediatheque  Sendai Mediatheque
Sendai Mediatheque
Sendai Mediatheque is a superb 7-storey
0:15
Osaki Hachiman-gu  Osaki Hachiman-gu
Osaki Hachiman-gu
Date Masamune ordered this shrine to be
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Sendai Castle  Sendai Castle
Sendai Castle
All that remains of 17C Sendai castle,
1:00
Sendai City Museum
Sendai City Museum
This impressive history museum was
2:00
Sendai Mediatheque  Sendai Mediatheque
Sendai Mediatheque
Sendai Mediatheque is a superb 7-storey
0:15
See all