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Address: Ikkimachiyahata, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0003, Fukushima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 242-22-3163

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Truly unique structure!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It is fun to see the construction spiral and be narrow, but see it out already worth it. But it's also not very expensive.

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Tokyo, Japan
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

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

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Address: Ikkimachiyahata, Aizuwakamatsu 965-0003, Fukushima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 242-22-3163
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Tohoku  >  Fukushima Prefecture  >  Aizuwakamatsu

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