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Senjokaku, Hatsukaichi
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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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  • Beautiful temple overlooking wooden Bay. Very beautiful paintings but enough little explanation. The calligrapher installed in this temple not speaking English was unable to inform us about the gigantic wood spoons which appear to be part symbols of this temple and on which people make him run beautiful calligraphy. Very interesting all the same.
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  • one of must visit place in Miyajima. old, beautiful and love the plaque and picture at the top,quite beautiful and old enough. it also could see town view. not so crowded and peaceful place.love it 
  • Toyokuni shrine (aka: senjojiki) while being named Japan few unusual buildings, shrines and Temple, style and are worth a visit in the meaning said. The name toyokuni [Toyotomi Hideyoshi: you can see the structures of the building not covered ceiling for Hideyoshi died in 0/1598 (1598) have apparently ordered the construction of the great Scripture House in remembrance of their fallen soldiers, and stop construction left unfinished because look at the ceiling, looking at other shrines and temples that can't. Votive Cup are hung inside the original and dedicated to Itsukushima-Jinja shrine, wooden plaque that hung in the corridor of Itsukushima-Jinja shrine Meiji era was moved here it was. Unlike a typical Temple wall never fell in love with my own landscape solar aspects into internal pillars, polished floor reflected in (I think it depends on the weather, but is the beauty of the building because of the unfinished). Also recommended to be tested so interesting is that only the North-South direction to walk down the corridor of the country able to walk down the corridor and designated rare.
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