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Townscape of the Dosho-machi district

Japan Heritage/Architecture/Shrine/Temple
Tonosho Honmachi is a neighborhood with an intricate network of narrow lanes where it is easy for an outsider to lose their way. It is a fine example of the defensive “maze town” layout of the old towns of the Bisan Islands. Standing out in the middle of the neighborhood is the red-painted three-story pagoda at the Saikoji Temple. It is a symbol of the neighborhood, a landmark for the visitor, and the place to get an overview of the “maze town.”
Japan Heritage/Architecture/Shrine/Temple