Japanese Peace Pagoda, Unawatuna

4.3
Designed to focus on peace between all peoples, Japanese Peace Pagoda sits atop a hill overlooking a beach, with views stretching down into the city. Take a stroll up the hill, or take a rickshaw all the way to the top. Before you enter the temple, remember to cover up your shoulders and knees and remove your shoes. Once inside, take a moment to appreciate the message sent by the Buddhist monks who built the pagoda, and snap photos of the various Buddha statues. To visit Japanese Peace Pagoda and get the most from your holiday in Unawatuna, create itinerary details personal to you using our Unawatuna trip itinerary maker app.
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  • It’s nearby the jungle beach. It’s good to avoid short dresses like swimming shorts because it’s a religious place. I saw that most of the people wear shorts because they come for the beach but it’s.....  more »
  • Close to Jungle Beach or an easy 30min walk from Unawatuna Beach, the Japanese Peace Pagoda is a simple but must-see Pagoda in Unawatuna. If you get a chance to chat with the resident monk Rev Asami.....  more »
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  • A beautiful structure. Really amazing how all the Japanese peace pagodas look. Beautiful view and beautiful location.
  • On the hillside west of Unawatuna, this impressive pagoda was built by Japanese Buddhist monks of the Mahayana sect in 2005, as part of their scheme to build peace temples in conflict zones.
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