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Senjokaku, Hatsukaichi

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Religious Site
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. A visit to Senjokaku represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hatsukaichi family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This UNESCO site is built on the seashore for the ebb and flow of the tide - makes it personal for each visitor as there are different things to see, we witnessed a traditional wedding blessing in the...  more »
  • A must see I will come back here with my family and spend more time exploring the attractions and places  more »
  • You have to climb some steps to this shrine known as Hokoku shrine. It is located band opposite the Five-storied Pagoda. You have to pay 100 yen as entrance fees and you need to remove your shoes.Youa...  more »