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Lovely Temple

Only a few other people were visiting this temple the day we went, presumably because it's some... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2016
gorgeous temple in a great location. Beautiful with the blossoms

We walked up there on our 25 temple walk day and it was worth the exercise. The interesting... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2016
Kip F
Sacramento, California
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Nov 9, 2016
“Lovely Temple”
May 3, 2016
“gorgeous temple in a great location. Beautiful with the blossoms”
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29-27 Nishikubocho, Onomichi 722-0044, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

Only a few other people were visiting this temple the day we went, presumably because it's some distance from Onomichi Eki. But either walk or grab a bus down to Saikokuji bus stop and climb the hill. It will definitely be worth the effort. The...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed May 3, 2016

We walked up there on our 25 temple walk day and it was worth the exercise. The interesting twisted vines on the trellis in the yard and then the pagoda above. We took loads of photos but didn't end up climbing up to the pagoda...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

After walking many hours around town, we finished our day walking the stairs to this beautiful temple and I was very surprised, it's very special, peaceful and has amazing views. Really enjoyed this place and was lucky to get the last bit of sakura.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Amanda V
Reviewed September 16, 2015

You HAVE to go up to the top to see the view! Absolutely spectacular. I would love to have walked if I had a full day JUST for that, but having only the day for Itsukushima as a whole, took the ropeway up and then...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed June 28, 2015

Climb the stairs and look behind to see the whole Onomichi. The sakura season is one of the best period.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Its easy to get bored of all the temples but here's another one that stands out and worth visiting!! Photo opportunities.

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Reviewed March 20, 2015

Its near the top of the hill with great view overlooking Onomichi at various vista points. There's a path carved to side of huge boulders as you go up towards the peak and its observation tower. Worth a stop to look around

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

A visit to the Saikokuji Temple is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Take the ropeway up and visit the temple and enjoy lovely views of Onomichi. A great spot for cherry blossom viewing if you happen to visit in the springtime. The walk...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank ordianryguy
Reviewed July 12, 2011

This is a great temple and pagoda to visit. It is situated on the temple walk above the city. It provides spectacular reviews of the city below when standing at the pagoda elevation. We experienced this site during the peak of the cherry blossom which...More

Date of experience: April 2011
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