Aoba Shrine

A shrine that enshrines the Sendai feudal lord Masamune Date

Aoba Shrine was founded in 1874 to enshrine the Sendai feudal lord Masamune Date (divine name: Takefuru Hikonomikoto). It welcomes visitors from all over Japan as a shrine well-known only to those in the know that is connected to Masamune. The seal stamp book containing an image of an equestrian statue of Masamune is also popular.

There is a collection of historical materials in the worship hall. The treasure of the shrine called Toki no Taiko (Drum of Time) was produced approximately 300 years ago and used in Sendai Castle. However, it was presented to the shrine in 1875. It now informs the streets of Sendai of the time. Megohime, who was the legal wife of Masamune Date, is enshrined together with him in the main shrine building. 

Various kinds of cherry blossom bloom here in the spring in mid- to late April. They beautifully color the approach road and grounds. This is a shrine where you can enjoy the beauty of the seasons - cherry blossoms, fresh greenery and fall leaves - in quiet.

General Information

Opening Times
Visiting reception: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Prayer reception: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
●20 minutes from Sendai Miyagi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
●Approx. 7 minutes on foot from Kita-Sendai Station on the JR Senzan Line and Subway Namboku Line
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