Pay your respects at Zuihoden
Flanked by cedar trees towers and decorated in vivid colours, Zuihoden, the mausoleum of Date Masamune is fascinating for both its architecture and history. During the Edo period (1603 – 1868), Date Masamune was one of the most powerful feudal lords of the land. During his reign, he garnered a reputation for being a great warrior and leader. His mythology was magnified thanks to the fact he was missing an eye, which legends report he plucked out himself after a senior member of his clan said an enemy could snatch it during a fight. He and his heirs ruled over Sendai and were laid to rest at Zuihoden mausoleum.