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Kosanji Temple

553-2 Setodachosetoda, Onomichi 722-2411, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 845-27-0800
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A successful millionaire build this huge complex of imitation temples and structure of white... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2015
Kawasaki, Japan
Il miglior tempio visitato in Giappone

With my family we visited Japan in August 2014 and during our two days bike tour from Onomichi we... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2015
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553-2 Setodachosetoda, Onomichi 722-2411, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 845-27-0800
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Reviewed June 4, 2015

A successful millionaire build this huge complex of imitation temples and structure of white marble stones atop of the hill in memory of his late Mother. The admission fee is rather high but worth the money. I was personally interested in the long cave in...More

Thank Keizo
Reviewed January 11, 2015

With my family we visited Japan in August 2014 and during our two days bike tour from Onomichi we stopped at Kosanji temple. It is a very diversified tample, different from all the other we visited in Japan (three weeks). Our childrens were really excited...More

1  Thank Giamazzoni
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I visited on a sunny weekday in late November, taking the train to Mihara and then the ferry.It was very quiet.Alternative access is bus or ferry from Onomichi. The Kosanji complex is large. It is important to get a map you can follow so as...More

2  Thank Australiafrancophile
Reviewed August 20, 2013

this place couldnt have surprised us more - and we are well traveled in Japan. the different atmosphere and style hit us right as we entered but then the place didnt stop surprising us. We almost missed the amazing cave- do not miss it! Its...More

1  Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed April 29, 2013

The attraction may say it is in Onomichi but dont be fooled. It is several miles by driving to get there. I think about 15 miles (30km) from onomichi. I am sure the easiest and cheapest way to get here is taking a ferry from...More

2  Thank worldtravelers_ja
Reviewed February 24, 2013

I've been living in Japan for 3 years and have seen a fair amount of temples, but the Kosanji temple is definitely in my top 3. A clever and harmonious amalgam of imitations of Japan's most famous temple buildings, strolling the beautiful grounds of the...More

1  Thank Lynn V
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Tucked away on an island on Shimanani Kaido, this place offers a multitude of attractions. There is a house of a wealthy owner on display that is one of the most impressive I've seen in Japan, particularly for the five different kinds of wood and...More

2  Thank DanL917
Reviewed December 28, 2011

This temple complex is an unusual one, being built by a guy who was a successful business man and was devoted to his mother. He built the complex in her honour. It is overly ornate but a none-the-less spectacular series of buildings from the gateway...More

4  Thank swordfish24
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