Established in 1441 by Date Mochimune, Sendai’s Rinnoji Temple is not one of the city’s hotspots, but it’s worth a visit. The temple complex features a formal Japanese garden, koi ponds, a Buddhist cemetery, a tea house, and some Date family tombs.

The garden is considered to be a particular highlight of the temple, so if you’re appreciative of Japanese landscaping, make sure this temple is on your Tohoku must-visit list.

Admissions is ¥300 per person, and elementary school children enter free. The temple is open from 8am to 5pm daily, all year. The temple is a 10 minute walk from Kitayama Station, ten minutes on the JR Senzan Line from Sendai Station.

Not to be confused with Rinno-ji Temple in Nikko.

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