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. Make Senjokaku a part of your Hatsukaichi vacation plans using our Hatsukaichi trip planner .
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  • Sprawling spaciousness. Feels good. This Toyotomi Hideyoshi unfinished, so it seems, but rather it is good. Spring and fall foliage season and look, very clean. This can take on one hand. Tea grounds are beautiful views. But often crowded.
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  • Warlords, such as known on a large scale after the Itsukushima Shrine Miyajima Taira no Kiyomori and battle Mori motonari, although actually Toyotomi Hideyoshi's involvement. Senjokaku Miyajima's largest building is the temple built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi ordered the building. Anyway very broad, there are 857 tatami mats, walls and doors no great sense of relief. Guests can enjoy panoramic views, such as the blue waters of the shrine of Itsukushima Shrine seen from the temple and Seto Inland Sea.
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  • In the Middle made Hideyoshi died, unfinished toyokuni shrine located in. Is kinda confusing like Sage nokyo-Sho is w yellow reflective slabs in the Ginkgo tree in the left hand was in full bloom so beautiful. Entrance fee 100 yen shoes
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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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