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Go into the tunnel!

We found this by chance while exploring. It's a beautiful, informative temple/museum, with friendly... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Lucylovestakoyaki
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St Albans, United Kingdom
An Architectural Treat

This beautiful memorial is designed to be a three-dimensional version of a Mandala. We briefly... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
Stu S
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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11 Jan 2017
“Memorial to War Criminals”
18 Sep 2016
“Go into the tunnel!”
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593 Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Something about this place felt wrong to me before I even knew what it was. From a purely architectural standpoint, the building is okay; clearly not of strictly Japanese traditional design. It seems to stick out in both its design and placement on the very...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We found this by chance while exploring. It's a beautiful, informative temple/museum, with friendly guides. The underground tunnel is well-worth a walk through, if you don't mind the dark.

Thank Lucylovestakoyaki
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This beautiful memorial is designed to be a three-dimensional version of a Mandala. We briefly visited inside for the educational value and were surprised to find a short dark circular subterranean tunnel with only a handrail to guide you to several small display windows. A...More

Thank Stu S
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