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Rabbits and a five-storey pagoda, what more could you want? Sakura!

We took a taxi here from Hirosaki Castle Park. For most of our visit we were the only visitors... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2019
hfot2
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Rabbit guardians at Saishoin Temple

The five-storied pagoda was built in 1667 to commemorate those who died in battle during the... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Soo K
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

We took a taxi here from Hirosaki Castle Park. For most of our visit we were the only visitors. The sakura were in perfect bloom as they were at the castle. The limbs of the pink weeping trees seen against the pagoda made for lovely...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

The five-storied pagoda was built in 1667 to commemorate those who died in battle during the reunification of the Tsugaru district in which Hirosaki is located. Considered the most beautiful pagoda in Tokoku, it was built during the Edo Period using a construction method with...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Guess many visitors come to Hirosaki mainly for the castle park. This lesser known attraction is a bit out of the way. But I did enjoyed the serenity there especially with the quiteness of the morning in this site which also have a pretty pagoda.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

We had seen many temples with stone guardian figures, but never one guarded by rabbits! Very pretty temple, but the tower is much smaller than the tourist brochures make it seem.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The pagoda at Saisho-in temple was built around 350 years ago to commemorate those who died in battle during the reunification of the Tsugaru district in which Hirosaki is located. It's five stories high and stands just over 31 meters tall, and is said to...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed June 9, 2016

Beautiful, tranquil temple. I've been a few times over New Years. On New Years Eve, there is a huge gathering with vendors selling food and drink, and people lining up to visit the temple at around midnight. It's a great experience if you get a...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

An amazing sight to see anytime, but in cherry blossom time it was breath-taking! Not too crowded, and I loved the big central gong in the pavilion. Don't miss!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank strafals
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Its really beautiful.... simple architecture but so impressive, almost perfect, its quiet, spotlessly clean and compact. We were pre Sakura but I guess its spectacular at cherry blossom time. The 5 story pagoda is well worth seeing, its stunning in its symmetry and its detail.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Truly an impressive sight to behold in such a small space, from the pagoda to the many statues. Loved the rabbits and the large statue of a travelling pilgrim.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The temple was quiet the day we went, less than 10 tourists there, which is great for taking photos of the nice temple. The 5-story tower is not open for climbing though. There are 2 coffee shops near by, walk to Hirosaki park is about...More

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