Climb the double-helix staircase at Sazaedo, a uniquely realized Buddhist temple. Ascend the winding wooden steps to the top of the structure, built in the late 18th-century and reputed to bring good fortune upon pilgrims who make the ascent. Marvel at the timber construction and observe great views across the city from the top. After visiting the temple, consider seeking out the graves of the teenage "White Tiger Corps," who took their own lives at the end of the Boshin war in 1868. PutSazaedo into our Aizuwakamatsu online travel planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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I knew through my research that I wanted to visit this and was impressed that a building like this existed let alone you can go in it and climb to the top (a steep ramp) one ramp up - one ramp down... more »
The Temple is located about 3.5 km from the CBD, a 15min drive (traffic depending). There is a Car park at the foot of the hill which is referred locally as a small mountain (about 310 meters above... more »
Nice place! You have to pay around 400 yen to get inside the wood house. Interesting, full of history. At the entrance you can enyoy some snacks, to get or recovery energy, you choose. Enjoy!
Oldest existing wooden building from the Edo period. A must see.
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