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Mitaki Temple

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411 Mitakiyama, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0805, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this temple twice during my stay in Hiroshima, it really touched me. The place survived the atomic bomb destruction. It felt for me as very peaceful and tranquil temple in a hills with waterfalls and many small old Buddha statues. I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tatyana L
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Mitaki Temple is an oasis hidden within a bustling city. It's amazing to me how few people were there during one of the busiest holidays in Japan. The temple grounds are enormous. Prepare to conquer some steps to enjoy this place to its fullest. Plan...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank NMinAZ
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Maybe it was because we visited on a sunny November day but this temple was very picturesque with lots of steps a colourful pagoda, not to mention the three waterfalls it is named after and absolutely awesome views of Hiroshima from the top. It would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatyH677
Reviewed November 12, 2018

After living in Hiroshima for a year and a half this is the place I love to visit the most. The tranquility, the beautiful atmosphere in all seasons, the adventurous hike you can opt to take at the top through the bamboo forest to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Brooke A
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Aside from the stunning beauty of this nearly unknown gem that hits you from all sides, there is a big ambivalent feeling that you might get by going to the Mitaki Temple (Mitakidera). It is really sad that so few other people ever see this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Hakataboi
Reviewed October 13, 2018

As you climb through the forest, the hillsides are dotted with many statues. The temple was empty of monks when we reached it but an attendant encouraged us to visit it. This is definitely one of the best sites near Hiroshima, remarkably peaceful atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank ggm96822
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Mitaki Temple, aka. Mitaki-Dera is a hidden gem in Hiroshima, 30 minutes away from the city center. It's a Buddhist temple with everything that goes with it. You're greeted by sort of a musical box where you drop the coins and beautiful bells chime inside....More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Albert B
Reviewed June 15, 2018

The whole area of the temple is the place we love. It looks like from mysterious movies - the temples, graves and paths. Almost no people makes it more moody.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PaK83
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Well worth a visit! A serene and peaceful place to contemplate the horror of nuclear war. Surroundings are superb. We didn't walk to the top of the mountain (we are older travellers who walked many kms to get here), but spoke to someone who did...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LorrainePAustralia
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The water from 3 waterfalls in this lovely temple is used during the annual ceremony honoring the atomic bomb victims. Surmounted by trees at the top of a hill, the temple feels like a forest oasis. A temple has stood at this location since 809,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from 2dudleyw | Reviewed this property |
I agree that between one and two hours would be good. If you are concerned about how to get there by public transport, I suggest that you take a taxi and ask the driver to return to collect you at a given time. Don't short... More
Matt J
April 8, 2017|
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Response from BUGGEDEBUGGER | Reviewed this property |
The hiking route might be closed at 03:00 PM (15:00), perhaps to deter hikers to miss the temple gate closure time which is at 05:00 PM (17:00).
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Whalley, United Kingdom
5 Days in Japan (6 Replies)
Can anybody help. Husband and myself will be travelling to Japan next year for 6 days (more or less). Had thought 2 days in Toyko. 2 in Kyoto plus 1 overnight stay in Gion, plus 2 days in Hiroshima. Had thought in Kyoto Sangusenganda Hall, golden Pavilion, KiyomizumTemple, Shugakuin Imperial,Villa. In Hiroshima, Peace Museum, Peace Park, Atomic Bomb Dome, Children's Peace Monument and Mitaki Temple. In Gion Nanzen JimTemple, philosophers Walking Path. Apologies if all seems a bit vague but...More
February 17, 2014|
Response fromSammyF1oyd|
You plans actually sound fine overall although you have to make sure you budget for travel time as well. The Tokyo part might seem a bit rushed. Normally, with just 6 days, many visitors are happy with visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, and perhaps a sidetrip to Nara. You will get more mileage out of your JR Pass mileage heading to Hiroshima, but it will also mean more time on the trains.
Hiroshima Itinerary, Transportation and Mitaki Temple (15 Replies)
We will be arriving Hiroshima Friday night (5/4) and staying two nights at Century 21. This is our first stop for our Japan trip. After Hiroshima, we will be staying one night in Himeji and then 5 nights in Kyoto. I have made a plan for our two days in HIroshima but need some help. I appreciate any comments or suggestions. Friday-Take airport bus to Hiroshima. Which station is better for us to get off at? JR station or bus station? Saturday-activate JR pass, take JR and ferry to Miyajima,...More
January 30, 2018|
Response fromNatalie P|
Mount Misen has amazing views so lunch up there is a great spot, the inland sea is amazing. I would suggest that activating the JR pass just to take the ferry would be a waste considering the cost of the pass and that you aren't taking any long JR journeys the next day either. The pass is value for money on long journeys across the country rather than little jumps. That would also give you more time to travel around later in the trip.