Rinnoji Temple

Rinnoji Temple was first established in 1441 in northern Fukushima Prefecture by the Date clan. Whenever the clan changed residences in the past, they would bring the temple with them. Rinnoji Temple settled in its current location in 1602, which was immediately after Lord Masamune founded the city of Sendai in 1600.

In addition to our activities below, for a small fee you may stroll the temple garden to view a 3-story pagoda reflecting itself on the pond.

◎ Saturday Night Zen Meditation at Rinnoji Temple
Date & Time: Every Saturday from 18:25 to 20:00.
* If it is your first time, please arrive no later than 18:15.

Participation Fee: Free
No reservation/application is necessary.
Large groups or organizations should consult with us in advance.

※Closed during the Saturday during the Obon Festival (August) and during “Sesshin,” the period of intense monk meditation (starting sometime between December 1 and 7) to the Little New Year (January 14).

◎Buddhist Sutra and Image Copying ”Shakyo & “Shabutsu”
Date & Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 10:00-11:30.
Participation Fee: 500 yen.
※Unavailable during January and August.

Address1-14-1 Kitayama, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-0931
Telephone Number022-234-5327
Opening Hours8:00-17:00
Closed DaysOpen year round.