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This article summarizes basic information and access information about "Sendai Daikannon," which has an outstanding presence in Sendai city.

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Built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Sendai City establishment

Sendai Daikannon is the second tallest Kannon statue in Japan, standing 100 meters above the ground. It was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Sendai's establishment as a city, based on the desire of a businessman from Sendai to create a famous place in Sendai. Because of its novelty, it has been featured on domestic and international TV programs, gaining recognition and has now become a symbol of the region.

Step inside and you'll see 108 Buddha statues.

You can also view the inside of the Kannon statue (admission fee: 500 yen for high school students and above). The interior is divided into 12 floors, and there is a spiral staircase and an elevator available. A total of 108 Buddha statues are displayed on the 3rd to 11th floors, and the spectacular view from the observation windows on the ventral and dorsal sides of Kannon is also a must-see.

How to access from Sendai Station

●When using a taxi from Sendai Station

About 20-30 minutes by taxi.

●When using the municipal bus from Sendai Station

Take the 815 or 825 bound for Nishinakayama and get off at Minami-Nakayama/Sendai Daikannon-mae, then walk for about 3 minutes.

Get off at "Sendai Daikannon-mae" bus stop on the X910 municipal bus bound for Misawa Business Office, then walk for about 1 minute.

Each journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

Learn more about Miyagi Prefecture

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Located only 90 minutes away from Tokyo, Miyagi Prefecture offers unique and diverse experiences. Sendai, the cosmopolitan capital of Miyagi, is populated with lush greenery and yokocho alleys, while to the west is the iconic crater lake of Mount Zao, and to the east lies Matsushima, known as one of the Three Most Scenic Places of Japan. Miyagi also provides direct access to all the other prefectures of the Tohoku region, a vast unexplored area full of nature and rich culinary traditions, completely different from typical tourist destinations of Japan.

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