Zuihoden, the Mausoleum of Date Masamune
Zuihoden is a mausoleum as the final resting of Date Masamune. It was designated a National Treasure in 1931 as a gorgeous mausoleum to convey the Momoyama cultural traditions, built by own will of Masamune, but it was burned down during World War 2 in 1945. The current building was reconstructed based on the building before burning. Besides Masamune’s Zuihoden, there are the Kansenden and Zennoden, which were built for the second and third generation of Date lords.
Date Masamune was regional ruler of Japan’s Azuchi-Momoyama period through early Edo period. Zuihoden is a mausoleum which was built by own will of Masamune and now was his final resting place. The gorgeous mausoleum from Momoyama period is spectacular site.
|Name||Zuihoden, the Mausoleum of Date Masamune|
|Address||23-2 Otamayashita, Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi|
|Access||Approx. 10 minutes by taxi and 15 minutes on Loople Sendai (Sendai City loop line bus) from JR Sendai Station|
|Business Hours||1 February to 30 November: 9:00 to 16:30 (Last entrance time)
1 December to 31 January: 9:00 to 16:00 (Last entrance time)
Closed on 31 December
|Admission||Adults and University Students: 550 yen
High School Students: 400 yen
Elementary and Junior High School Students: 200 yen