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Sazaedo

Ikkimachiyahata, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture 965-0003, Japan
+81 242-22-3163
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Tokyo, Japan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
67 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This wooden temple, with its unique spiral ramps (up and down), is surprising and fascinating. Situated on the Iimoriyama hillside mostly associated with the Byakkotai suicides of the Boshin War (1868-69), the 4 story structure was built at the end of the 18th century. In addition to the spiral ramps that give the building its name (Sazaedo means Turban shell),... More

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Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This building is a national treasure of Japan. It is a small temple which is built as a wooden tower structure which, essentially, contains solely a double-helix staircase (one of only a few in the world). You pay a ~500 yen entrance fee and may then donate a few yen at the entrance. Then, you can enter this building and... More

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Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Its structure is unique and interested from the point of architecture.

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