Japanese Peace Pagoda
Japanese Peace Pagoda
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Jiji J
Bengaluru, India111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Mere 10 minutes from Darjeeling city, on the slopes of the Jalapahar hills, you will come across this peaceful abode. The Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace. Just loved the inner sanctum - such calmness and peace. Very beautiful place!
Written 2 March 2021
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sasanjoy
Kolkata District, India9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The beautiful Buddhist monastery and Peace Pagoda is located near the top of the Jalapahar Hill, about 2 km from the Darjeeling Clock Tower.
We are lucky that it was open while our stay in Darjeeling in first week of October.
The pagoda had beautiful gold plated sculptures of the Buddha in various postures and murals depicting some of the events in his life.

Mesmerizing view, serene peace and awesome place with tall pine trees and rhododendron bushes just beginning to flower, and with the majestic Kanchenjunga mountains as the backdrop. A must visit.
Written 12 October 2020
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two12yearOlds
Salmiya, Kuwait390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We had a day tour of Darjeeling Town and it was already 4.30 p.m. by the time we were done at Mall Road. Though we decided to skip the Japanese Peace Pagoda for another day, since it was on the way back, our driver recommended we halt.
When we reached the entrance, we saw multiple signboards requesting silence as this is a place of worship. In absolute silence, we climbed the stairs and reached the prayer room upstairs. As soon as we we done looking around and took a few pics, it was prayer time and we were asked to join in (with the assurance that we could stay as long/little as we wanted). They gave us a wooden beater and a plank and we tapped on it in rhythm to the hymns. It was so exquisitely calming, we absolutely loved the experience. In fact, our 4YO loved it the most! She loved it so much that she was annoyed that we had to hurry and leave (it was cold and she was beginning to cough). 

We were still soaking in that rhythm and slowly exiting the building with joy in our hearts when an absolutely loud and unruly family began bellowing beside us – even as the prayer was ongoing. Why people have to yell and scream and make their presence known is beyond us. Really, when you are in a quiet place, imbibe that calmness and quieten yourself down, for God’s sake! It was in fact so annoying that one of us had to turn around and shush them with a “This is a temple”, looking pretty wild. That seemed to put them on a backfoot and they cut short the visit and did not continue up to the Pagoda. Which we did, and was amazing to do. SO many steps, but totally worth the climb, esp given the amazing view of Kanchenjunga from up there. We reveled at the various poses the Buddha was seated in, enjoyed more views of The Sleeping Buddha from in front of where The Buddha Slept! :)
Written 6 February 2023
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Deboli D
Hyderabad, India117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
It was a good decision to go there as I love pagodas. The atmosphere was serene and peaceful and had positive vibes. The lady beating the drum and chanting was very pleasent .Surroundings had beautiful Rhododendron trees . I have never seen such vibrant colours
Written 14 March 2020
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ariEE
105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Peace Pagoda is a buddhist temple, where we went for a casual visit but it turned to something beyond expectations. I will suggest to go through a little bit of lord Buddha's history before visiting. We felt pure vibes after reaching to the top. The temple wall was totally customised with Gautam Buddha's life stories which will help you to define life itself.
Written 24 March 2022
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Rsk M
Kottayam, India640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Can feel the peace within when doing the parikrama around this pagoda. Various avatars of Sri Buddha in large sizes to offer prayers... Please also visit the temple below. Need to climb some steps (common to all locations). Need to have cleaner washrooms and some cafeteria nearby
Written 21 November 2021
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Debojyoti_DJ
Mumbai, India395 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
It’s a must visit place if you are staying in Darjeeling. This places looks like an heaven in foggy and Misty day, like the ones shown in the ancient Chinese / Japanese movies.

Good place for a photoshoot. It’s peaceful and tranquil amidst of very very tall trees.
Written 13 October 2021
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Wanderlust
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
It's a brilliant work of art in white. One can have a stunning view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from the place. One has to remove shoes before climbing the stairs leading up to the pagoda. Freezing cold floor, view of Kanchenjunga, stupas adorning the place and warm sun rays would make the view perfect. However there's usually traffic leading to the pagoda hence one might have to walk which is pretty tedious as the road is quite steep.
Written 18 January 2020
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travel_sagi
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Calm, peaceful pagoda / temple. A small uphill walk from the parking is required. Keep in mind if travelling with kids or elderly.
There is one temple at the entrance of the place, where the rituals and hymns are seen / heard.
A few flight of stairs up and you see a main pagoda in Japanese style surrounded by lawn.
Would recommend a visit.
Written 8 June 2022
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Golam S
Dhaka City, Bangladesh32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
It's nice to visit the Japanese Peace Pagoda. Good location, nice view and also peaceful place. I would love to visit again.
Written 19 July 2018
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