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.
|Address||31-7 Nakayamaminami. Sanezawa. Izumi-ku, Sendai|
|Open hours||Worship time 10:00-17:00 (Oct-Mar 16:30)|
|Price||No charge for worship (however, everyone who visits to pray needs to purchase a charm ¥500 yen/person (Senior high school students or older)|
|Language||Brochures: English & Korean|
|Access||35 min by bus from Sendai Station.|