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Japanese Peace Pagoda, Unawatuna

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Designed to focus on peace between all peoples, Japanese Peace Pagoda sits atop a hill overlooking a beach, with views stretching down into the city. Take a stroll up the hill, or take a rickshaw all the way to the top. Before you enter the temple, remember to cover up your shoulders and knees and remove your shoes. Once inside, take a moment to appreciate the message sent by the Buddhist monks who built the pagoda, and snap photos of the various Buddha statues. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda and many more Galle attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Galle vacation planner.
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  • Calm an tranquility personified with breathtaking panoramic view of the bay. Steep but motorable road all the way. Bit scarry in a Tuktuk but enjoyable nevertheless. A must visit spot. 
  • With a amating view to the see, the Japanese Peace Pagoda is a place that everyone that visit Gaule in South Sri Lanka, should appreciate. Close to the Jungle Beach, the Monk at the Pagoda at 6pm star...  read more »
  • Especially the great views over the sea up to Galle has impressed us. Next to it there is still a small temple, the janitor is ready for a small tour like
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  • Just the right place to end a day. If you arrive around 5.00pm you can join the ceremony in the temple. Or you can enjoy the view and the sunset by overlooking the bay of Galle and the Galle Fort. Make sure that your legs and shoulders are covered and you remove your shoes to show respect to the people.
  • Peaceful and quiet place. Not usually crowded. Beautiful views.
  • Peace Pagodas were built as a symbol of peace in Japanese cities including Hiroshima and Nagasaki where the atomic bombs took the lives of over 150,000 people, almost all of whom were civilian, at the end of World War II. By 2000, eighty Peace Pagodas had been built around the world in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Most peace pagodas built since World War II have been built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order. Ven. Fujii was greatly inspired by his meeting with Mahatma Gandhi in 1931 and decided to devote his life to promoting non-violence. In 1947, he began constructing Peace Pagodas as shrines to World peace. The Unawatuna Peace Pagoda, built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji monks, is on the headland between Unawatuna and Galle. It is monument to inspire peace, designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace. Japanese Peace Pagoda, Unawatuna reflects the peaceful nature of Buddhism.
  • I think it is a not such great place, as it is said. I good view, but nothing special
  • It's very peaceful and beautiful place. It's a good place for meeting sunsets.
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