Goju-no-to, in Miyajima, is a vermilion red Five-Storied Pagoda, built in 1407AD. Goju-no-to is a splendid structure and beauty which skilfully combines the beauty of Japanese Read more [...]
Senjokaku Shrine, also know as the The Hall of a Thousand Tatami Mats, is on the island of Miyajima. In 1587AD Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the warlord who unified Japan during this era, ordered the establishment of Senjokaku Shrine as a place where sutra-chanting would be held in honor of war casualties. While it is the biggest building in Miyajima, Senjokaku Shrine has never been finished with its construction halting on Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s death, so it only has the floor space of 857 tatami mats.