Daishoin Temple

Daishoin Temple, Hatsukaichi

Daishoin Temple
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,696 contributions
One of my Favorites in all of Japan
Feb 2021
I've been to Miyajima a handful of times now and make an effort to visit Daishoin Temple every time. This temple ranks in my top 3 favorites throughout all of Japan. Be warned, there are quite a few stairs to walk up when first entering the temple. Once in the complex, the shrines and scenery will blow you away, it's absolutely beautiful. I love the statues scattered throughout the complex, many are funny and cute while others are more serious. Toward the back of the temple is a room with lanterns that is my favorite. It's so beautiful how the temple is laid out with the mountains in the background. This to me feels like real Japan and I highly recommend visiting.
Written February 16, 2021
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,908 contributions
Recommendable spot for sightseeing
Aug 2020 • Solo
Many people come to Miyajima to visit Itsukushima Shrine. But actually there are many other sightseeing spots in Miyajima. Daishoji is one of them, and I strongly recommend you to visit, if you don’t mind climbing stairs. It is a big temple at mountainside and around the main building there are many small halls. It is quite hard to get there, but I am sure it is worth. In the premises, the air is refreshing.
Written August 20, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Amazing Temple
Aug 2019
Most people come to visit the famous torii and doesn't have time to visit other parats of the island. Daishoin Temple is one of the most impressive temples I visited in Japan. It is located in the forest and it has lots of halls and small temples, mixed with the trees and small creeks. There's also an awesome lamp room. And during the whole temple and trails you'll see lots of small buddha statues.
Impressive.
Written May 18, 2020
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,785 contributions
As Japanese as religion can get
Nov 2019
What I like about Japanese religion and its places of worship is that they treat them serious. In terms of cleanliness, architectural beauty and uniqueness of style and craftsmanship are they really wondrous sights to behold and therefore always worth a visit. Then again they don't seem to dogmatic about it and don't try to convert you every step along the way. Same goes for Daishoin temple, which was a spectacular sight in fall colors and, by the way, made for some of our best photos taken during our Japan trip. Absolute pleasure this place!
Written April 19, 2020
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Dzulhilmi Zulkifli
Putrajaya, Malaysia113 contributions
Very peaceful
Feb 2020
very peace, so clean and beautiful. Can release stress. can spend more time here. no need to be rush.
Written March 6, 2020
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PEili K
Singapore, Singapore1,686 contributions
Serene and happy!
Feb 2020
It was so happy seeing this statues lining up with cute little knitted bonnets on each and everyone of them. You will feel happy just walking pass each of them. The view was actually from the top but you need to get pass 1 of the small temple which led to a small staircase to head down.
Written March 1, 2020
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Dr_Bingcarlos
Quezon City, Philippines583 contributions
Serene and beautiful!
Nov 2019
This temple on a hill in Miyajima was so serene and beautiful. Hundreds of small statues lined the path going up and when we visited, the statues all had colorful knitted bonnets. So attractive! Up in the shrine, there were several smaller temples which one could view, as well as a store where one can buy prayer offerings and souvenirs.
The view from the top was very nice.
Written February 11, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,843 contributions
DON'T miss this if you are in Miyajima
Dec 2019
Yes, I knew the main attraction in Miyajima was the Itsukushima Shrine and Torii Gate (as of December 28, it is under renovation and covered in scaffold). However, don't miss the short walk to Daishoin Temple. And try to look for the side path which takes you up the hill with little buddha statues along the path.

I've visited many temples in Japan but this one is quite unique. It is on a hill so you have good vantage points and the landscaping is beautiful. Also, it is VERY well maintained.

Don't write this off as another temple! It is well worth a visit!
Written January 10, 2020
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Arotake
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK860 contributions
Worth a visit
Nov 2019
Nice to walk around when in Miyajima but wouldn't go to Miyajima to see that on its own. It is down on the bay and if the Torii Gate was open it is near that. Gentle stroll type stuff with a bit of local culture.
Written January 9, 2020
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Dilbertfan
Surrey, UK364 contributions
Worth visiting
Nov 2019
A multi-temple complex, very photogenic. Not suitable for those who have difficulty with stairs. Quite tourist-orientated. Stunning number of stone figurines with knitted berets and bibs, donated by grateful worshippers..
Written January 6, 2020
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