Japanese Peace PagodaCurrently Closed
- Address: Rumassala, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
- Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple
Japanese Peace Pagoda - Review
The Peace pagoda is the most peaceful attraction in Galle with tranquility oozing out of it. Located on top of the Rumasalla Mountain, the double stored white structure can be reached after a short trek. You can also take a tuk-tuk or car up the mountain. The view from the peaceful temple is breathtaking. The temple is surrounded with tall trees overlooking a gorgeous jungle beach.
Japanese Peace Pagoda Information
- Wear comfortable footwear for the trek.
- A ritual is performed at the temple everyday around 5:30 pm.
- Although the temple has no entry fee they may ask for a donation.
How To reach Japanese Peace Pagoda by Public Transport
- Train: Unawatuna Railway Station
- Katugoda Railway Station
- Galle Railway Station
- Bus: Unawatuna Bus Stop
- Eramudugaha Junction Bus Stop
- Katugoda Bus Stop
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Things to Know Before Visiting Japanese Peace Pagoda
95% of people who visit Galle include Japanese Peace Pagoda in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
36.96% of people start their Japanese Peace Pagoda visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Japanese Peace Pagoda
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Japanese Peace Pagoda
Japanese Peace Pagoda Trips
Japanese Peace Pagoda, Galle Reviews
Very nice temple to worship and observe sea far away. Ground is getting pretty hot during noon hours so you will have to run instead of walking since you have to take off your footwear around temple area. Parking is available for nearly 10 vehicles. You don't have to pay for anything such as tickets. You can donate some money to the temple if you like.
Visited: Sep 5, 2018. We visited this place on a bright sunny morning. There were very few visitors at this time.Maybe this place is more beautiful in the evenings. The views of the ocean from this pagoda are breathtaking. It was indeed very quiet and peaceful here. God willing, wish to visit this place sometime again.
A small temple near the jungle beach. Good place to go and relax your mind. Have a good view of the sea.
A small temple located to the beach side, at walking distance from jungle beach. The views of the sea, Galle town and Galle fort from the temple premises are amazing. They also have a small cafeteria outside the temple near the parking area.
Rumassala , known to colonialists as Buona Vista, is the subject of many legends. It is featured in the Ramayana, as the home of the beautiful Queen Sita. According to the Ramayana it is also said that Hanuman dropped a chunk of ‘Himalaya’ at Unawatuna to form the present mountain, where many medicinal plants still grow. There is a major magnetic anomaly near Unawatuna, which Arthur C. Clarke attributes to a meteorite strike, and it is said that satellites lose their orbits with unusual frequency overhead. The Portuguese had a dreadful reputation in Sri Lanka as looters and pirates, are said to have given false light signals from Rumassala to lure unsuspecting Arab trading ships onto the rocks.