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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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“A beautiful building.”
11 Jan 2017
“Memorial to War Criminals”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is incredible and whilst it may be to honour Japanese soldiers who fought and died in Burma during WW2 it is still something to see. Regardless of your views of Japan's involvement during those terrible times (my father fought in WW2) look at...More

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Philip N, Guest Relations Manager at Burma War Veterans Memorial (Jofuku-in Temple Manihoto), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. As for more depth on the history of this temple, the information in the Manihoto states that the temple not only indulges in honoring the soldiers of the Japanese party but also the Burmese soldiers who have...More

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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