Reikado

Reikado, Hatsukaichi

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faysie2015
Armidale, Australia666 contributions
Pretty Special
Jan 2019 • Couples
One of the many points of interest on Mt Misen - this fire has apparently been burning for 1200 years and the water boiled over it is curative of chronic ailments. Very special if all true ... it was very smokey in the hut it is in.
Written January 13, 2019
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MadsDK
Odense, Denmark638 contributions
Very nice temple with holy fire
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is a very nice historical place to visit on the way to Mt. Misen.

Kiezu no Hi (the eternal flame), the holy fire which Kobo Daishi used as part of his religious training is burning even now after about 1200 years in Reikado Hall.

It is said that the holy water boiled by this fire works for healing all sorts of disease. It was also used as the pilot light for the “Flame of Peace” of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Written October 23, 2018
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betteskid
Boston, MA921 contributions
Very nice shrine on the way to Mt Misen summit
Sep 2018 • Couples
This shrine is on the hike to the Mt. Misen summit and can be reached from the end of the Mt. Misen Ropeway. It is a small shrine but home to the eternal flame that has been burning for ages. The pilot for the flame at the Peace Park in Hiroshima was lit from this flame, making it something special to see, at least from our perspective.
Written September 30, 2018
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Amy B
London, UK2,494 contributions
Little Rest Stop
Aug 2017 • Friends
This is on the way up/down Mount Misen, and is a nice little place to stop. There are lots of little shrines, but beware, it is very smoky!
Written July 12, 2018
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ViajesyVino
Australia121 contributions
Visit on your way down the mountain
Sep 2017 • Solo
The hike from the cable car station takes you through this cluster of shrines and pagodas, including a sacred eternal flame. It is very atmospheric, with lovely architecture and the sound of drums and chanting.

From here, the mountain trail divides: up to Mt Misen summit, or down to sea level.
Written January 11, 2018
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines20,280 contributions
Don't overlook this
Sep 2017 • Couples
Reikado Hall contains the eternal Flame ( Kiezu no Hi ) which apparently has been burning non-stop for over 1200 years and you may be lucky like we were. While we passed by on the way to Mount Misen there was a monk chanting by the fire with many Japanese pilgrims surrounding him, deep in prayer. It is said that the water boiled here will cure all types of diseases, and the fire was used for lighting the fire at th eFlame of Peace at Hiroshimo Peace Park. There is a clearing here and it is a good place to rest before hiking up the last few hundred meters to the summit of Mount Misen.
Written October 15, 2017
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Thebates22
Chester, UK1,572 contributions
Super smokey
Jun 2017 • Couples
A welcome little rest area with history taboot. We stopped here for about 10 mins to take a look around on the way up Mt. Misen on a gloriously sunny day in June 2017. You can enter the room to pay homage but it is super smokey so we didn't bother.
Written June 27, 2017
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hauro-no
Berlin, Germany195 contributions
Impressive: The flame is burning since the year 806
Aug 2016 • Couples
We visited the shrine on the way down from mount Misen. And the history of it is impressive. The monch Kobo-Daishi, who is also known as Daishi and did things like inventing the japanese letters and many others, was meditating there and started the flame in the year 806. Since then it is burning.
Written September 21, 2016
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Judy
San Antonio, TX78 contributions
Nice Place to Stop on the Hike to Mt. Misen
Jul 2016
This a nice place to take a rest on the hike to Mt. Misen observatory.

Reikado is a nice surprise, a beautiful building and shrine that we weren't expecting. Plus we were pleased that there were a couple of vendors selling cold water and shaved ice. It was a terribly hot July day and we drank our water much quicker than expected so the vendors were a welcome surprise.
Written August 28, 2016
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AlliCatBlues
St. Catharines, Canada87 contributions
Sad little fire
May 2016 • Couples
I'm worried this fire that's been burning for 1200 years is going to go out! But still worth a visit. The shrine stores are unmanned. Just the honor system to leave money for what you take. Combine this with a visit to Hiroshima. The fire burning at the peace memorial was lit from this flame.
Written July 9, 2016
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