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Sazae-dō information

admission ¥400
Opening hours
8.15am-sunset Apr-Oct, 9am-sunset Nov-Mar
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Sazae-dō, an 18th-century hexagonal hall, contains 33 statues of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. It also has a fabulous spiral staircase that, Escher-esque, allows you to walk up and down without retracing your steps.