Osaki Hachimangu Shrine Travel Guide

Osaki Hachimangu Shrine
Established under the feudal lord Date Masamune, Osaki Hachimangu offers a peaceful ambiance where tourists and locals can relax and take a nice walk, away from the bustling city of Sendai.

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Okazaki Nishikoenmae

The home base of one of Sendai’s top Michelin starred chefs, where you can try the best of the Tohoku region in seasonal dishes.
Lunch: ¥5,000-6,000
Dinner: ¥7,000-8,000


Experience the exceptional quality that shines from Sendai's much-loved sushi eatery.
Lunch: ¥20,000-29,999
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999

Manmi Takahashi

A 2020 Michelin-starred restaurant in Sendai which serves up outstanding speciality fish dishes.
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000

Sushi Enami

All the best elements of Tokyo-style sushi are brought to Sendai (with a few creative modifications) at this 2020 Michelin-starred sushiya.
Dinner: ¥15,000-19,999

Known for its compelling black and gold architecture, Osaki Hachimangu Shrine is a national treasure. Visit the shrine on January 14 and experience the Dontosai Festival where you can see “hadaka-mairi” (the naked pilgrimage), an event where locals from the city march through the night in loincloths and pray to the shrine. Visitors can also participate by giving their respects at the temple, joining the bonfire ritual, and enjoying the food and games offered by locals at the shrine.

On any day, you can grab yourself a unique, blue daruma. Also known as Matsukawa Daruma, these dolls are painted with the landscape of Sendai. The vivid blue color represents the unity between the ocean and the sky. The shrine shows its support and pride when it comes to their sports teams and figure skating fans from across Japan visit the shrine as there is a special spot for Sendai’s figure skating Olympic champion, Yuzuru Hanyu.

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