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Rinnoji Temple

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Address: 1-14-1 Kitayama, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-0931, Miyagi Prefecture
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Great for people who like Japanese gardens

It's a nice quiet place nestled in Sendai city. Quiet, peaceful, and the view of the pagoda is different depending on the season that you visit. I was able to find the place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's a nice quiet place nestled in Sendai city. Quiet, peaceful, and the view of the pagoda is different depending on the season that you visit. I was able to find the place easily as I'm fluent in Japanese. For those who can't speak or read Japanese, and are using a JR pass - get off at Kitayama station, at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I had Rinnōji’s beautiful garden all to myself. Well, that is, apart from the egret whose favourite perch was right in front of the sanjūnotō (three-tiered pagoda). Even when I scared the bird away crossing the little arched bridge to inspect the pagoda up-close, it soon came back and glared at me. The pagoda is silvery grey with red balustrades.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We went to the temple for a meditation class and dinner afterwards. Really beautiful classic garden and large temple bell which we rang and got to make a wish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

This is the most beautiful temple in the area. There is a small fee for entering the butnyou should not hestitate to pay. The garden contains several features of a classic Japanese garden including a pagoda and a lake. Probably even better under snow cover. Definitely a plus is that there are hardly any visitor and you will have much... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Rinnoji is absolutely the best temple in Sendai! careful, there are many steps to climb, but it is worth it. A photographer's paradise if you like old temples with plenty of character and interesting people.

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