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Review of Honpukuji Temple

Honpukuji Temple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple is attached to an old existing temple and has an unusual effect. you are standind looking at the reflection of the bamboo and adjoining neighborhood in the water and below this image is a temple; much like other temples in Japan, but this one is hidden from site by water above. you enter thru a tunnel going down through the center of the pool. Sort of haunting. I liked the whole idea and feeling.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

It’s called the watertemple. This modern temple, an addition to an excistent classical temple, is an place to be silent, to contemplate and to enjoy the brilliance of Tadao Ando.
Worth the travel from Kobe. You can reach it from Shin Kobe and Sannomiya station Kobe by bus. From Sannomiya bus no 4 to Awaji, get out at Oiso port, then walk for 10-15 minutes.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This is a different temple, designed by Ando. The concrete and vermillion-colored woodwork are unusual materials, and the design. including the meandering entrance and position under a lotus pond, is unusual. But I for one, was not moved. To each his own, I guess.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Ando is famous to play with your perception, his architecture always has the surprise element and this one does it to the max. You entered through the entrance not expecting much, then the pond emerged into your view, and then the stair case tasked you in to the middle of the pond underground to the temple. Sublime!

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Unusual and beautiful water temple designed by Tadao Ando. A very peaceful and serene complex, beautiful water lillies flowering in the water. To enter the temple you go down a flight of stairs in the middle of the circle of water. You have to pay to enter the temple which is a red wooden circular structure.

Thank Ann D
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