Senjokaku, Hatsukaichi

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#4 of 18 in Historic Sites in 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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  • September 26, 2017
    Seems Hideyoshi senjojiki and also really fancy senjojiki though seems to be there. Nippon ichi "Taira Kiyomori's great idea was sympathetic to Hideyoshi's nouveau riche who do? This building was erected as a continuation and you want to think. And handed down to future generations if we build and to a huge grass area.
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  • September 14, 2017
    Senjyokaku is a big temple, which is standing on the top of hill. The inside is an empty large space, where you can relax while you enjoy a nice view of Itsukushima shrine.  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    Toyotomi Hideyoshi began construction of a command using the miwanin as the buildings remain in a State of death. This amazing view overlooking the Tories this way.
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Where to stay in Hatsukaichi

With its historic temples and shrines, scenic coastal areas, and wealth of inland trekking potential, Hatsukaichi has a number of accommodations to complement the vast array available in neighboring Hiroshima. Many visitors do decide to stay in the larger city to the east, but if you're particularly set on staying in Hatsukaichi, you won't be disappointed by the choice. Look close to the sea for the more upmarket rooms offering views of the bay, and on some of the narrower side streets for budget-friendly guesthouses and hostels. The same goes for the island just offshore. With its shrine and history, many choose to stay on Itsukushima, close to the Miyajima shrine.
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