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Address: 67 Chonai Matsushima, Miyagi-gun, Matsushima-machi 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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Spend a restful half hour sitting in these gardens to refresh tired legs. Beautiful array of different floweres from roses to dahlias along with acer and anenome.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Spend a restful half hour sitting in these gardens to refresh tired legs. Beautiful array of different floweres from roses to dahlias along with acer and anenome.

Thank Brucie32
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This temple is lesser famous than the next door Zuiganji temple with its beautiful painted sliding doors. But, Entsuin temple has a very nice garden and the famous mausoleum of date Mitsumune which had been locked up for more than 300 years due to the Christian artifacts engraved in the young lords statue. During the Edo period Christians were being... More 

1 Thank Oliver F
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Not as famous as it's eminent neighbour Zuiganji, but this temple wins with its lovely gardens. Was there in June and the flowers were blooming. There are also caves here to see.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The nice thing of this temple is the garden. It is not very big but it is quite peacful. The temple itself is not very impressive, however it is quite nice the small temple dedicated to the son of shogun that died young.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is a beautiful temple and garden. It's unusual because it contains a rose garden, a moss garden and a heart shaped pond. There are many maple trees which would make it a lovely sight in autumn. You can wander at your own leisure and take in the vistas. There's a green brochure in English at the ticket booth which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Entsūin is a small temple but one full of interesting features and history. The temple is the location of the mausoleum of Date Mitsumune, grandson of Date Masamune, built by his father Date Tadamune in 1646. Mitsumune had died whilst aged just 19. A child genius and promising up-and-comer, it is said that he was feared by the Shogunate and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is such a lovely place to take your time walking around. As soon as you walk through the gate it is like entering another world. It is quiet and peaceful with a rock garden representing Matsushima bay, a rose garden which is very unique in Japan, maple trees, mossy grounds and beautiful caves. There is a lot of history... More 

1 Thank Emma F
West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Entsuin is a temple that is easy to appreciate as the experience envelops you. Take your time and enjoy the mossy garden. See the rock garden that represents Matsushima Bay. Pay your respects at the mausoleum for Date Masamune's grandson, who never lived long enough to rule himself. Most people don't know but you can make bead bracelets out of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a lovely temple with beautiful gardens, including a rose garden, which is unusual in Japan. From late October the gardens are lit at night for a month so people can enjoy the foliage in the evening. There is the beautiful mausoleum of Date Masamune's wife with hidden western symbols. There are also caves carved into the rocks around... More 

1 Thank seasonedtraveler25
Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This complex has a beautiful garden, garden rocks, shrines and caves. It is peaceful and it is interesting. There are not signs, except for a few inJapanese but if you are curious ask and somebody will nicely answer.

1 Thank marcopolo111

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