Sukyo Mahikari
Sukyo Mahikari
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Rob C
Deniliquin, Australia203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
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 and helpful.
Written 3 September 2017
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Sageandsydney
Townsville, Australia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
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.
Written 31 August 2017
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David B
Seaforth, Australia512 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
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 it's interesting nonetheless. It certainly dominates the skyline.
Written 10 May 2017
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Greenhorn
Singapore120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
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 the Creator God, Su. Entrance is free.
Beautiful building on top of a holy mountain. Upon entering the main hall, you can feel the serenity, peacefulness and positive vibes.
Written 14 February 2017
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Elantara
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
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 thousands of people from all over the world make a spiritual pilgrimage there throughout the year. Visitors are welcome! This is no 'new world cult.'
Written 24 November 2016
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liatTelAviv
tel aviv142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
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 nice. I would not come here from far away especially, but if you are close by it is definately worth visiting
Written 22 June 2016
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SpiritFinTech
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
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 pretty serene once inside the main hall. Not a lot to do once you’re inside apart from have a look at the altar– and have a sit and relax.
It was explained to me that the water aquarium represented calmer ‘water energy’ and that the golden altar also represented energising ‘fire energy’ - two things which when combined bring happiness to the world. Bit new agey if you like that sort of thing (which I admit, I do).
Massive European pipe organ at the back of the hall, made in Denmark apparently.
Worth a look if you have the time.
Written 27 May 2016
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intothefringe
Birmingham, UK168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
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 world sending in their monthly tithes. Well the temple is bonkers. I was going to describe it as Alice in wonderland meets the scientologists but felt that was a little unfair as I had never been to a cult temple before! Using imagery from all world religions and Japanese culture, the main premise of sending light to people to hasten world peace was/is a noble one. However the magnificent hall and the alter with its large fishtank and theatrical scene leaves you strangely unsettled. We were looked after very well by 2 priests in training, one Angolan and an Australian who gave my wife a quick tour and explanation of the tenets of this organisation.
If you are interested in exploring cult -ure this is for you.
Written 11 April 2016
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issled
Canberra, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
My two friends and I went for a walk, aiming for the eye-catching roof in the distance with no idea what it was. Having managed to enter through a back way, we had no idea what it was and were very confused by the Stars of David covering the building. A man rushed out and invited us in, and the whole experience was low-key terrifying and confusing. The use of swastikas, the star of David, a fish tank, and military uniforms meant that it was very memorable.

That said, I don't think it would be worth intentionally going; for us it is memorable because of how unexpected it was.
Written 15 December 2015
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Meriyn
Penarth, UK145 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
My interest was stimulated as the shrine is visible from many places in Takayama and it was not marked on the map. The place is vast and decorated to impress, although if one examines the materials it is often gilded concrete. I found the fish tank filled with carp under the "altar" very disconcerting. I left wondering how much it had all cost and why?? Still worth a visit
Written 7 October 2015
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