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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. 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
    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
    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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  • Large pavilion with original beams and some neat woodworking. Admission is 100¥ for adults and 50¥ for ages six and above.
  • The 1000 mat hall that is not actually a thousand mats big, but still very impressive and many say it is unfinished, but so beautiful as it is with its well used wooden floors that shine and reflect the surrounding nature - green in summer & golden ginko reflections in autumn are superb. Great vantage point to take in the pagoda next to it as well. Impressive Japanese bell, interesting paintings, exposed beams and giant shamoji good luck rice paddles around the pavillion. Can you find the lucky shapes in the wood repair too? *Easter eggs* I regularly do virtual tours on HeyGo and the visitors from around the world love this spot! A cool escape on hot or busy days when you can still see the 360 degree views of Miyajima island from a high vantage point. Recommend bringing your own bag for your shoes so you don't have to waste the single-use plastic bags they offer you to use while inside the pavillion.

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