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Address: 4-6-1 Hachiman, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0871, Miyagi Prefecture
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+81 22-234-3606
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Osaki Hachimangu

This shrine is a listed by the city as historical building! The have a video to show how the restoration was meticulously done. Worth watching if not is rush. If you are on the... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Hong Kong, China
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262 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a nice walk from the bus stop to the shrine. Enjoyed a good walk up the long staircase to the shrine and enjoyed the nature of beauty.

Thank Aomori
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The temple was built by Date Masamune. It's a little bit far from the other touristic places. If you have time you can go, but don't expect a lot, it's seems like any other temple.

Thank Renata T
Victoria, BC, Canada
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193 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Probably the most impressive thing about this shrine is the Tori you seen in the Trip Advisor picture. You can see this from the street. After that, you climb up a long set of stairs and down a rather long walkway to a rather average shrine. I can't say that it was worth the trouble, although the cherry blossoms were... More 

Thank CoolCouple99
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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108 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This shrine is a listed by the city as historical building! The have a video to show how the restoration was meticulously done. Worth watching if not is rush. If you are on the Loople Bus you can swap at the info center on the ground for a free postcard !

1 Thank MinaLim_KUL
Sendai, Japan
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The shrine is most busy during New year's eve (midnight) and January 1st. But I would suggest going on Jan. 14 to see many youth and company employees run around halfnaked despite the cold. There are many food stalls everywhere too. It's a must see especially for foreigners.

Thank Daiflu
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703 reviews
262 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Black Shrine – God of War This shrine was ordered by Date Masamune for the God of War. It is well preserved, painted in black. This is a stop on the Loople Bus so is very easy to get to. One of 3 most visited spots along the Loople route according to the tourist information office. The 3 are Zuihoden... More 

Thank DYA717
Bangkok, Thailand
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73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014

One of the oldest and most recognizable shrine in Sendai, built in 1607. Its brilliantly colored carvings on a base of deep black lacquer. Take the Sendai Loople Bus and stop at #11 then climb up the stairs. It's really worth to visit this place!

Thank Sitthikorn Y
Los Angeles, California
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

The loople bus starts at the train station and for 600¥ it is an on/off bus. This stop is a nice view of the city and 20-30 minutes later you catch the next bus. Otherwise it is a long climb up hill to get here. There are descriptions of how the castle walls were constructed in English. There is a... More 

1 Thank Sheldon K
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226 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

This very impressive mausoleum at the top of a lot fo steps is worth the effort. The mausoleums are spectacular and the museum with its artefacts (and skulls) is worth a visit too.

Thank ConstantTraveller77
Richmond, Virginia
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195 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Beautiful Japanese gardens and old temple buildings. Excellent for photography. No bathrooms or food available: it is a working shrine.

1 Thank Nelson M

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