Senjokaku, Hatsukaichi

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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  • The Senjokaku Pavilion is right at the side of the Toyokuni Shrine Five-Story Pagoda. If you need 5min to see the pagoda from the outside, you can spend 10-15min visiting the pavillion. The structure....  more »
  • while strolling through the ancient pavillon of Senjokaku on the island of Miyajima, did I have the feeling of having encountered artworks I only knew from schoolbooks - that famous and old. The vibe....  more »
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  • Nice place to chill during sunset. Of course best time to go is the red maple/ gold ginkgo season.
  • You can’t NOT visit this when you are in Miyajima!! Amazing views of the tori and nice to walk around.

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