Heiwadai Park

Heiwadai Park opinie, Miyazaki

Heiwadai Park
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ann r
Westfield, NJ358 contributions
Something different
kwi 2019 • Dla rodziny
I grew up seeing photos of this tower in old family albums and needed to see it "live". I don't know that it is a "must see" for most, but I found it to be a powerful reminder... a peace tower marking a transitional period in Japanese history. The park has a very different feeling from every other place I visited in Japan. It really echoes another past.
Written 28 maja 2019
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JinjjaDaebakk
Singapur, Singapur106 contributions
Historically Rich place
sty 2019 • Dla rodziny
A huge monument called the peace tower is the symbol of this park. We climbed up to take a closer look at the stones as well as four statues at each corner of the park. Each representing success in Japan's various industries. It is also the starting point of the Tokyo Olympics back in 1964. Further in the park there is an area called Haniwa Garden a collection of hundreds of burial statues.
Written 15 stycznia 2019
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olafoomes
Amstelveen, Holandia1 596 contributions
Nice park with a rather bombastic monument
sie 2018 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
A very nice park with a rather bombastic monument (peace tower) at the centre. It was built in 1940 with stones which came from all over Asia to symbolize global peace and a united world. Given what happened next rather bizarre. Nevertheless the monument survived and still is considered to be a Miyazaki landmark.
Within the park there are other features as well of which I considered the Haniwa Garden to be the most interesting one.
Written 18 października 2018
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albertosR7320AZ
Takarazuka, Japonia141 contributions
Famous place in miyazaki
lip 2017 • Biznesowy
Means peace high place or hill! It takes 20 minutes by car or bikes! 30 by bus! If you come to miyazaki why not visit it?
Written 24 lipca 2017
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Eric L
Hongkong, Chiny21 contributions
The 'Peace' Tower
lis 2016 • Pary
The tower was built by stones collect from different buidings of the world during the world war and there are four statues on each corner represent the structure of society (farmer, fisherman, merchant and samurai).
Written 6 listopada 2016
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Sug8
Oxfordshire31 contributions
Better than expected
kwi 2016 • Pary
The park was lovely with fun heiwada's to look for- ceramic ornaments like mini Terracotta Army, and the large peace monument was good, and the ponds are full of massive carp and Terrapins.
Written 20 kwietnia 2016
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CaffineFreek
Canberra, Australia107 contributions
Famous Historical Site.
sie 2015 • Znajomi
This place is very famous for being the spot where the Tokyo Olympic's torch run started, as well as being a famous place for speeches given in WWII. It was re-named to "Peace Tower" after WWII to try and change the imperialist symbolism that had become associated with the tower in earlier years.
The stones in the tower are pieces of temples and places from all over the world which is kind of interesting to look at up close.
There is a spot in front of the tower where if you clap you can hear an echo. The acoustics of the place are fun, and you can hear people in the courtyard clearly from up near the tower.
Written 22 września 2015
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bricklan
57 contributions
Wow
kwi 2015 • Pary
We were staying at the Ana Resort in Aoshima. The weather was not too wonderful, so we took the train to Miyazaki for the day. Our Rough Guide to Japan had said the town was pleasant, had Palm tree lined streets and that Heiwadai-Koen park was worth a visit.
All that was true and more besides.
The sun actually came out, so we decided to walk to the park. It was a few miles, but mainly flat, until we got to the park itself. There is a Tourist information office near the station and a bus to the park, so it would be easy to access it without the long walk!
The park has a towering Peace Monument, built from stone from all over the world. It's not pretty, but it is starkly and powerfully tall and solid. Behind it are the Haniwa gardens, with clay figures of horses, warriors, men and other traditional statues, all under shady trees and a remarkable sight. What we didn't know, about, and found to our delight, was the lake area, with walkways, carp and turtles in the waters and seats to park ourselves and enjoy the beauty. No charge, quiet and so many photo opportunities!
Written 16 kwietnia 2015
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GGHolliday
Hongkong, Chiny5 328 contributions
Miyazaki Peace Tower
paź 2013 • Pary
Park was on the hillside away from city center. The 37 meters tower was built by stones from different parts of the world, advocating the motto of world peace and ‘one united world’.
There were four myth statues on each corner.
Stood at the center of park, hand clapping sound could be heard in echoes.
Written 6 lutego 2014
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Russ H
Bristol, England, United Kingdom629 contributions
The Kofun-period Haniwa are the highlight
gru 2013 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
Lovely park with lush forests, picturesque views and long walks to stroll along. The two headline attractions:

The "Peace Tower" ("Hakko Ichiu" - it's colloquial name, is inscribed on the front, and is a quote attributed to Emperor Jimmu and means "under one roof"... which is either an inspirational message of unity and peace, or an indication of Japan's imperialisitic intent back in 1940 when the tower was built). The tower's built with stones from all over Asia. Nice statue figures half way up and an impressive erection, but the best feature is the acoustic engineering: if you stand at the front and clap, it gets echoed back at you really oddly - amplified, flattened in frequency and with lots of delay spread smearing the single clap out. Fun.

The Haniwa garden is a small area in the trees that you can stroll around where there are dozens of little terracotta style figures (horses, people and boats) from the Kofun-period. I think these are only replicas, but the real ones would've been used to mark graves in that period. Some of the figures are quite personable and cute.

Warning: if you don't drive, and so walk up from Miyazaki Jingu station (or the shrine / Nature & History museum) there's an uphill climb that works up a bit of a sweat, and the pavement/sidewalk is a bit on the imaginary side at times. There are the usual vending machines and a couple of small shops as you go along if you're thirsty - not once you start climbing the hilly road though.

Follow the road signs for the #1 car park, that takes you straight to the Peace Tower and then (if you bear right past the Peace Tower) the Haniwa garden. (You can go via #2 car park, but you then get a bit of a walk through the forest up and down hills, as I did!)
Written 12 grudnia 2013
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