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210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite island. Everything is spiritual. The walk to Misen mount is enchantress. The temples are glowing. The people? They prayed for me and made me participate in their worship. They sang for me and wished me luck and prosperity. This animist vision of nature...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the rope-way and then climbed down to the temple, which sucked in terms of the long way down, but it was more than worth the experience - the temple grounds are amazing, so being a bit tired from walking all the way down...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is up a number of steps and allows you to discover 500 Buddha’s along the way. Do not miss the trip underground where James Turrell got his inspiration. Also climb up the tower above the temple for a nice view.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Daisho-in Temple is one of the beautiful temples in Japan. Unlike those temples in Kyoto, you don't have to pay any entrance fee! It is just a few minutes walk from Itsukushima Shrine. You probably need to spend more than an hour to slowly appreciate...More

Thank Machigoh
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 August 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 18 July 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 28 June 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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