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Address: 67 Chonai Matsushima, Miyagi-gun, Matsushima-machi 981-0213, Miyagi Prefecture
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Great gardens

As has been stated, the gardens here are lovely. Definitely worth going. Intersting mausoleum at the back of the property.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As has been stated, the gardens here are lovely. Definitely worth going. Intersting mausoleum at the back of the property.

Thank tamaletown
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This may not be such a big place compared to Zuiganji-temple, but it's got such beautiful gardens and there are many photo spots. First of all, the rock garden attracts your eyes; the contrast of white rocks and darker rocks, the harmony of rocks and trees. I could have taken so many photos at this one spot. Then, you can... More 

Thank TOkada
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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.

Thank Yew Hong N
Breda, The Netherlands
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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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Reviewed 10 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 

1 Thank Canberra_Traveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 

3 Thank ART196
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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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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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