Godaido Hall

Sightseeing information about Godaido Hall in Japan.

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Godaido Hall is a small wooden temple that stands on the closest islet to the pier. There is a short bridge with many gaps (a little dangerous) and the islet offers a good view of the bay. You will see many stalls selling oyster.

The hall was originally constructed in the 9th century and rebuilt in the 17th century. The outer walls are covered with ornate carvings of animals that represent the Chinese zodiac. The building houses five wooden statues that are made open to the public once every 33 years (next in 2039).

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5.0in the last week

Beautiful seaside temple. Have a lots of photo spot (if you can avoid photo boming)

5.02 months ago

Godaido is a lovely, small temple on a rock in the sea, founded in 807. While it’s not very large or impressive, it is peaceful and beautiful. And free!

5.07 months ago

This is a national treasure site situated just next to the jetty when you alight from the Matsushima excursion ferry ride. No entrance fee is required. The red bridges connect you to the temple and you'll have to walk on the planks as the bridges are not fully covered. Apparently it closes at 5pm. You'll get a good view of the bay from there. Highly recommended!

5.04 months ago

Excellent view on the top, about 1000 steps up, seldom trains here watch out your time for trans

5.02 months ago

Cute isolated shrine, good local infrastructure and awesome views

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