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210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My favorite temple so far. It's like a playground for temple lovers. Everywhere you turn, you will find a new thing to see, do, touch, smell. Seems like every plant, statue or path was thought of. I could spent hours just walking between the paths....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We found this temple with its funky statues and shrines a 5 tiered pagoda fascinating. The small statues with woolly hats made us smile

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the most amazing temples I’ve been too in Japan. We started out hike here but got so distracted by the beauty of the temple we ended leaving later than we thought.

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

this is the only site we could reach in Mt Misen. IT was a super hot day so we can't keep going. We were worried to get a heat stroke. The temple is beautiful and it is interesting to see the fire that last for...More

Thank cpcog
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Beautiful temple and grounds and amazing atmosphere tucked into the base of Mt. Misen, with hundreds of hand-carved Bhuddist statues lining the walkways; a cave with 88 icons representing the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage; sutras inscribed into metal spinning wheels on the stairs...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Daishōin is one of the most important temples of Shingon Buddhism. It is located at the base of Mount Misen, on which the sect's founder, Kobo Daishi, first began the practice of Buddhism on the island of Miyajima. Access to the temple is by entering...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

One of those temples that's off the the tourist trek and is missed by a lot of people,its about a 15 min walk from the main town area , but you will be rewarded with the best temple on the island , after passing through...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed June 2, 2018

There was a lot to see at this temple, and it was less busy than the temples in the main part of town. It's at the base of Mt. Misen and there are lots of steps. A very good English brochure is available to guide...More

Thank raquel9e
Reviewed June 2, 2018

We were glad we found this on the way to starting to climb the mountain. It is really impressive. Would recommend that if you only visit one on the island that you choose this one - very tranquil with impressive architecture.

Thank het2
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We missed this in our last Sept trip so decided to come this time. Add this to another must-see if you go to Miyajima island. This temple is on the walking loop of Miyajima and much quieter than the main shrines/temples nearer the waterfront/promenade. You...More

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