Five-story Pagoda

A masterpiece of historic Japanese architecture

By Faye Close    - 1 min read

Within the vicinity of Sensouji Temple stand a stately five-story pagoda devoted to Kannon Bosatsu, the Goddess of Mercy. This Pagoda was originally built in 942, along with the main hall of Sensouji Temple. Along with the other buildings in the vicinity, the pagoda was repeatedly lost to fire and subsequently rebuilt throughout the centuries. In 1911, it was declared a national treasure. The sight visible today was reconstructed in 1973 and measures 53.32 metres in height. The magnificence of this building can be seen from Sensouji Temple and its neighbouring shrines.

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I am an English student currently on exchange in Kitakyushu. In my year abroad I have taken the time to travel Japan and see the beautiful and educational sights the country has to offer. In my experience, Japan is one of the most beautiful countries I have seen, with a rich culture and polite manners.