Senjokaku, Hatsukaichi

Take in the aging and evocative structure of Senjokaku, roughly the size of 1,000 tatami mats. Commissioned in 1587 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (one of the three unifiers of Japan), for the purpose of chanting Buddhist sutras to the fallen heroes of war, the building was incomplete when its commissioner passed away, and remains in a sparse state to this day. Though unfinished and lacking a proper entrance, it remains unspoiled, featuring original artworks and decorations on the ceilings and walls. Make Senjokaku a part of your Hatsukaichi vacation plans using our Hatsukaichi trip planner .
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  • Toyokuni Shrine (Sentamikaku) is located alongside a five-story pagoda in the corner of oka, a small tower located on the east side of Itsukushima Shrine. Due to Hideyoshi's death, construction was canceled on the way, leaving the unfinished state with no board walls or ceiling plates. It is the Daikeido hall where Toyotomi Hideyoshi ordered it to be built, and it is also called sentamikaku because it is 857 tatami mats in size. There are few ornaments in the hall, so I felt it was even more wide. The floor was shiny and the trees around it were reflected on the floor and it was beautiful. You may see maples on the floor in autumn. In addition, it is a recommended point that the scenery is good because it is on a hill.
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  • World Heritage Site and Three Views of Japan... So, Miyajima is always full of people by all means. However, it is an unexpected hole, and it is possible to spend it leisurely even though it is not far from the center of sightseeing so much. It is said that it is a thousand tatami pavilions, but it is said that it is a little prosperous expression, and in fact, it is less than 100 tatami mats.
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  • It is said that there are 1,000 tatami mats, but in reality it is 857 tatami mats. The shrine was located in the center, and there was also a shrine office in the seal. Because you can see Itsukushima Shrine and the large torii gate seen from the edge side from above, you can see the building floating on the surface of the sea at high tide.
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  • Nice place to chill during sunset. Of course best time to go is the red maple/ gold ginkgo season.
  • You can’t NOT visit this when you are in Miyajima!! Amazing views of the tori and nice to walk around.
  • Very famous and everyone knows the Tori in the water but no one tells you that most time over the day you have low tide and not any water is available...
  • So inside the shrine you can get a book signed with the seal of the temple/shrine, it's a very nice walk around and you can get your fortunes told on a sheet of paper inside, you can also pay for rituals etc. The building itself is very beautiful to go around. There are limited pictures that are allowed to be taken but this is the view from inside looking outwards.
  • People come to Itsukushima/Miyajima to see the floating torii. And they oversee other beauties. Usually while there are crowds down on the roads leading up to the Shrine, there are only a handful of people here. If you want calm and peace, to rest a little bit and listen to the waves moving in the sea, then you definitely need to visit. The shadows provide coolness supported by the breeze coming from the outside thanks to the unfinished nature of the building. It's a place to escape the crowds, take a deep breath before diving into the rest of what the island offers.
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