Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Tohoku  /  Miyagi Prefecture  /  Sendai  /  Zuihoden

Zuihoden, Sendai

4.0
#1 of 416 in Museums in Tohoku
Join the crowds paying their respects at Zuihoden, 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 Zuihoden a part of your Sendai vacation plans using our Sendai travel route app.
Create an itinerary including Zuihoden
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Zuihoden Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
599 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • We walked from the station. It's quite a sight when one climbs up between the tall trees. Inspiring when one reads the history.  more »
  • As with many other sites in Japan, Zuihoden was bombed to bits in WWII. Many years later, it was rebuilt. It's beautiful and worth seeing, but there's something that seems missing when it's "just" a.....  more »
Google
  • Very beautiful and green area. Could be a nice walk. The road walking up to the entrance is a bit of hilly. The temple is beautifully designed with amazing details and carvings.
  • This was pretty good. I enjoyed visiting this locating more than the castle ruins. It's arelatively easy 40 minute walk from Sendai station. However, the last 400m will be strenuous for some due to the steep incline, partly stepped and partly flat incline. The location is relatively small but there is detail here, history. Sign boards are in Japanese and English. The small museum has interesting artefacts - mostly documented in Japanese, with English titles. The buildings are ornate. The location is pleasant and peaceful. There is meaning here. Entry fee of ¥550 per adult was worth the visit.

Plan your trip to Sendai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Sendai

See all ›
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Sendai

4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Sendai

4.0
Duration: 1 hour
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Sendai

3.6
Duration: 1 hour
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Sendai

See all ›
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Nearby attractions in Sendai

4.1
Duration: 1 hour
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.8
Duration: 1 hour