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Huge Statue of the Goddess of Kannon

Huge statue of the Goddess of Kannon

The huge statue of the Goddess of Kannon (Deity of Mercy), which is visible to the north from the downtown area of Sendai, is 100 m above ground and 21 m underground. You can go inside and command a view of the city and the Pacific Ocean from the upper observation window. In addition, at the adjoining site, Best Western Hotel Sendai opened in July 2008.

Address31-7 Nakayamaminami. Sanezawa. Izumi-ku, Sendai
Telephone No.+81-22-278-1227
Open hoursWorship time 10:00-17:00 (Oct-Mar 16:30)
PriceNo charge for worship (however, everyone who visits to pray needs to purchase a charm ¥500 yen/person (Senior high school students or older)
LanguageBrochures: English & Korean
URLhttp://www.daikannon.com/index.html(in Japanese)
Access35 min by bus from Sendai Station.