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  • 1. Chuson-ji

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Founded in AD 850, this temple's highlight is its Konjikido (Golden Hall), which was completed in 1124. The first Ou Fujiwara lord, Kiyohara...Read More

  • 2. Ginzan

    Historic District/Site

    Ginzan Onsen is known for its unique landscape and distinguished Taisho period (1912–26) architectural design. A flood once destroyed the village...Read More

  • 3. Ginzan Onsen

    Hot Spring

    Ginzan is another relaxing hot spring close to both Yamagata and Sendai, but this one is more isolated than Sakunami. It's about two to three...Read More

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  • 4. Ho-Onji

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On the outskirts of Mt. Atagoyama is a temple district where a dozen temples are clustered. This one houses 499 statues of Buddha's disciples...Read More

  • 5. Risshaku-ji

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Yamadera is like something conjured out of the ethereal mists of an ancient Japanese charcoal painting. Built in the year AD 860, Yamadera's...Read More

  • 6. Zuihoden

    Aoba-ku | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    The grand mausoleum of Masamune Date, the most revered daimyo of ancient Sendai, was made in the style of the Momoyama Period (16th century...Read More

  • 7. Akita City Folklore and Performing Arts Center


    If you are not in town for Akita's famous Kanto Festival, this museum is the next best thing. Try balancing one of the poles topped with paper...Read More

  • 8. Ando House

    Notable Building

    A visit to this miso and soy sauce business, still located in the historic home of the Ando merchant family, is a treat for both the eyes and...Read More

  • 9. Chosho-ji

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Thirty-three of the Soto Sect's Zen temples line up along Zenrin-gai (Zen Forest Street), at the end of which Chosho-ji temple stands with great...Read More

  • 10. Godaido

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Just to the right of the ferry pier in Matsu-shima is this small temple constructed in 1609 at the behest of daimyo Masamune Date. The temple...Read More

  • 11. Gozaku Store


    This wealthy merchant's house was built sometime between the Edo and Meiji periods (1600–1868) and has a distinguished historical presence....Read More

  • 12. Haguro-san

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The climb up Mt. Haguro begins at the red Zuishin Gate (Zuishin-mon), then goes up 2,446 or so stone steps to the summit. The strenuous ascent...Read More

  • 13. Hanamaki Onsenkyo


    Among 14 onsen that collectively make up these gorges of hot water gushers, Osawa and Namari stand out for their quality and well-kept ryokan...Read More

  • 14. Hirosaki-jo


    Guarded by deep moats, over which a red wooden bridge crosses in a picturesque curve, Hirosaki-jo is atop a high stone base. The original castle...Read More

  • 15. Ishiguro Samurai House

    Araya-omotemachi | Historic Home

    Direct descendents of the Ishiguro family open part of their residence to let people in to observe the oldest samurai house in Kakunodate. They...Read More

  • 16. Kaba Craft Densho Kan

    Araya-omotemachi | Museum/Gallery

    A hall in front of a cluster of samurai houses serves as a museum and a workshop for the local cherry-bark veneer handicrafts that became the...Read More

  • 17. Motsu-ji


    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Motsu Temple's main buildings were destroyed by the fire that consumed much of the area in 1226. Nevertheless...Read More

  • 18. Nyuto Onsen

    Hot Spring

    Inside Towada-Hachimantai National Park, Nyuto consists of seven different hinabita onsen—all charming—characterized by their milky water...Read More

  • 19. Osaki Hachiman-gu

    Aoba-ku | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of the few structures left standing in Sendai after World War II, this shrine houses the guardian deity of military families. As such, the...Read More

  • 20. Rinno-ji

    Aoba-ku | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Interested in Zen meditation? This temple, with a quintessentially Japanese garden, holds free zazen-kai (seated meditation class) on Saturday...Read More

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