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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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  • It is a huge wooden structure remains so far commanded Hideyoshi built, Hideyoshi died due to construction. It is impressive for being built in a high-quality tree, or better withstand the wind and rain. You can see the inside from outside is paid (100 yen) into the inside wall is not.
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  • What is the Itsukushima Shinto shrine side and on the other side who don't can enjoy the sound of the waves and the sea breeze. The breeze from the sea, comfortable while meditation and want to will.
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  • Move aside Yamamoto torakichi shopping lane with stairs. And climb the stairs out of breath while the senjokaku (toyokuni shrine) with a five-story pagoda. Admission is 100 yen. The shoes into the plastic. Opens up the space as a surprise there. Hideyoshi died, leaving unfinished have arrived now. Look up at the ceiling and spread toward the roof beams can be seen. Thick pillars and beams is a sight to see. Ceiling is not stretched, really unfinished buildings and scenery. From its shape, fastening, cannot always rain in May. Nice old. In antiquity, rests inside a large wooden plaque that taste, somehow the whole sepia tone. We recommend not only the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island after a stop here. Extends the so-called ordinary shrines and temples are not a unique world.
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