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Makomanai Takino Cemetery

Not your typical cemetery


Opening hours vary per attraction: Great Buddha: Apr to Oct 09:00-16:00, Nov to Mar 10:00-15:00 Mausoleum: Apr to Oct 08:30-17:00, Nov to Mar 09:00-15:40

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“The unexpected is to be expected", I always say. But I sure wasn't expecting to see a row of towering moai off in the distance in the backroads of Sapporo's countryside that winter's day. What a mysterious sight. I didn't see any signs. Later I discovered it was Makomanai Takino Cemetery. Back to “the unexpected”, Stonehenge, a Great Buddha, and other iconic monuments decorate the grounds. Great Buddha, Stonehenge, moai, oh, my!

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