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What a sight

I spotted this whilst on my way to the folk village, it was an amazing sight, its huge and the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
looks great

we went to this because we could see it from our hotel room. when we got there by bicycle there was... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Rob C
Deniliquin, Australia
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2-596-1 Kamiokamotomachi, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is a biased review as I'm a member of this spiritual organisation. This building is the World Shrine for the Creator God and it welcomes people of all faiths. Members consists of people from various faiths, and participation in Mahikari is complementary to all...More

5  Thank dwteoh
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I spotted this whilst on my way to the folk village, it was an amazing sight, its huge and the golden roof really makes it stand out, very different to anything else I'd seen in Japan

3  Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 3 September 2017

we went to this because we could see it from our hotel room. when we got there by bicycle there was a security who helped show us were to go. the inside of the shrine was a must to see and the people are friendly...More

4  Thank Rob C
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Most fascinating structure of new religion. Worth a look around. The fish tank alter I have never seen before. The staff and few worshippers were kind and interested.

1  Thank Sageandsydney
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Dedicated to religion around the world, this temple only has ceremonies once a month during the warmer months. It seems a shame to have this wonderful infrastructure largely vacant but I have to respect the motivation behind building it. It's not a must see, but...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This shrine is called The Main World Shrine , Suza. It is opened to the public everyday except on some special occasions when ceremonies are held exclusively for members only. Opening prayer is at 9 a.m. and the public is welcomed to offer prayers to...More

7  Thank Greenhorn
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I consider visiting Suza a 'must,,' and I have visited there many times over the past 22 years. This shrine is for anyone who wishes to offer prayers to God. It may seem overwhelming at first, but it is the shrine consecrated to God, and...More

6  Thank Elantara
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We passed by this interesting and different building and I was curious to see it closer and from the inside. It was huge, and interestin to visit for a few minutes , and I even chatted with a few people who were there which was...More

1  Thank liatTelAviv
Reviewed 28 May 2016

About 30 minutes walk from the station, but not too far from Hida No Sato so can combine it if you are visiting that. Free entry but little English spoken, although they have a leaflet in English explaining about the organisation. I found the atmosphere...More

1  Thank SpiritFinTech
Reviewed 11 April 2016

When we told our Ryokan Owner where we were headed, she tried her best to put us off. She recommended a museum instead! We were however determined to see this extraordinary temple which has its centre in Takayama with over a million followers around the...More

2  Thank Tom R
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Rob P
1 April 2016|
Response from Rob P |
Good Review. Except That Sukyo Mahikari is not a Cult. The word Cult is a misnomer as it usually refers to a secret organisation with secret handshakes or suchlike. Sukyo Mahikari welcomes everyone regardless of their... More