Tosho-gu Shrine, Sendai

Tosho-gu Shrine, Sendai © Iry

About Toshu-gu Shrine, Sendai

This Toshu-gu Shrine is located in Aoba, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. It was constructed in 1654 by Date Masamune’s son Date Tadamune who was the second generation lord of the Mutsu Sendai domain. It is well-known as a shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu.

A number of structures at the shrine are designated as important cultural property, including the main hall, ishidorii, zuijinmon, karamon, and sukibei. There are numerous old cedar and cherry trees that have been planted here and the shrine grounds are crowded with many people during the time of the spring festival. On the fourth Sunday of every month an antiques market is held where Japanese antiques are sold.


To get to Toshu-gu Shrine in Sendai by public railway, take the JR Senzan Line to Toshugu Station and from there it is a 3 minute walk. If you want to go by bus, from take the Sendai municipal bus to Miyacho 5-chome stop or Toshogu 1-chome stop, from either bus stop it is a 3 minute walk. If you are coming by car take the Tohoku Expressway to Sendai Miyagi IC and from the interchange it is a 10 minute drive. Free parking is available at the shrine. 

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Description: Tosho-gu Shrine, Sendai

Sights Tosho-gu Shrine, Sendai (仙台東照宮 )
Address 1 Chome-6-1 Tōshōgū Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-0908
Phone / Fax Phone: 022-234-3247
Duration 30Minutes
Closed dates 7 days open
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Tosho-gu Shrine, Sendai