Makomanai Takino Cemetery

Makomanai Takino Cemetery, Sapporo: Address, Phone Number, Makomanai Takino Cemetery Reviews: 4/5

Makomanai Takino Cemetery
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HotEarth
Melbourne, Australia692 contributions
Couples
I decided to visit this place for the Hill of Buddha. This is one of Tadao Ando's masterpiece sitting on a huge site with a hill of lavenders surrounding the Buddha. A magnificent reflection pool was set at its entrance. The cemetery was nowhere in sight but the row of Easter Island statues and Stonehenge full size replicas can be seen in this huge site. This is a real gem!
The only difficulty is the limited bus service here. I came by bus 106 after visiting Takino Suzuran Park. Bus 106 originates from Platform 2 at Makomanai Station to Takino Suzuran Park and return to the Station. A direct bus 102 also originating from Makomanai ply to this place too.
Written August 28, 2017
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semanticvision
Los Angeles, CA4,733 contributions
Friends
Our objective to visit this cemetery/memorial park is to experience Tadao Ando’s architectural inspiration. Completely humbled by the experience and the way Ando planned the theatrical entrance and the genius design of the Buddha half hidden under the lavender field. It pays homage to Hokkaido and provides visitors with a spiritual cleansing effect.
Written November 2, 2017
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BrownMatisse
Alameda, CA180 contributions
Friends
I went there with my mom as it said the lavenders are in full bloom. Sky was gray though, with some rain. Very strange collections of Moai Statues, Gargoyles, stone Henge, and Buddha with lavender field. The dome/ lavender hill hide the Buddha, in a beautiful concrete housing designed by famed Tadao Ando. Take subway to Makomanai. There are buses but infrequent. I used taxi and had it wait for us until we finish.
Written July 22, 2019
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Luke H
Gold Coast, Australia186 contributions
Couples
We were two couples travelling to a small ski resort close by when we say the heads on the bus on the way. After a few minutes at the snow park and realising the sleds were very small and designed for children we deciding to hike to the heads to see what they were. It turned out to be this cemetery. Here there was also a replica of Stonehenge a Giant Buddha. Along the hike we stopped in to see a frozen waterfall and enjoyed walking in fresh ankle deep powder. It was definitely a highlight seeing the cemetery and made a day that could have been very disappointing remarkable and memorable moment for our holiday. If you are in the area definitely worth a call in to check it out.
Written December 30, 2018
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ursula_ruh
Herzogenaurach, Germany85 contributions
Very beautiful, appealing, both in summer and winter! The Hill of the Buddha ( by Tadao Ando) plus the Moai statues are wonderful. There is also a Stonehenge replica.
Written July 24, 2018
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LynseyC
New Forest National Park Hampshire, UK263 contributions
Family
Stumbled across this place on a bright Monday morning and very pleased we did. What a random thing but very beautiful and grand. Couldn’t understand any of the whys or what’s about the place as it’s pretty much all in Japanese but it was free to walk around and we ended up spending nearly an hour visiting the different statues on the site - Stonehenge, a giant Buddha and the Easter island figures. If you’re passing and got time, take the time to stop!
Written June 26, 2018
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Prachai L
Samut Prakan, Thailand603 contributions
If you have a chance to Sapporo, recommend to visit here or " Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando W it's the same place. There's a Giant Buddha inside a small hill
Written January 25, 2018
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