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A very nice park with a rather bombastic monument (peace tower) at the centre. It was built in 1940 with stones which came from all over Asia to symbolize global peace and a united world. Given what happened next rather bizarre. Nevertheless the monument survived...More
The tower was built by stones collect from different buidings of the world during the world war and there are four statues on each corner represent the structure of society (farmer, fisherman, merchant and samurai).
This place is very famous for being the spot where the Tokyo Olympic's torch run started, as well as being a famous place for speeches given in WWII. It was re-named to "Peace Tower" after WWII to try and change the imperialist symbolism that had...More
We were staying at the Ana Resort in Aoshima. The weather was not too wonderful, so we took the train to Miyazaki for the day. Our Rough Guide to Japan had said the town was pleasant, had Palm tree lined streets and that Heiwadai-Koen park...More
Park was on the hillside away from city center. The 37 meters tower was built by stones from different parts of the world, advocating the motto of world peace and ‘one united world’.
There were four myth statues on each corner.
Stood at the center...More
Lovely park with lush forests, picturesque views and long walks to stroll along. The two headline attractions:
The "Peace Tower" ("Hakko Ichiu" - it's colloquial name, is inscribed on the front, and is a quote attributed to Emperor Jimmu and means "under one roof"... which...More
This is a great attraction that is full of Japanese history. There is a giant tower with sweet statues of old warriors. There is also a traditional hand washing place for people to experience the traditional culture. Also, there are cool little men statues around...More
In English, this is the Peace Park. Once you enter the open space, you can see a tall monument of huge stone blocks. Our tourist guide told us that each block weights in tons and were originally huge stones shipped from places where the ancent...More