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Daishoin Temple

210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 829-44-0111
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“prayer wheels” (13 reviews)
“jizo statues” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 829-44-0111
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"prayer wheels"
in 13 reviews
"jizo statues"
in 5 reviews
"various levels"
in 3 reviews
"shingon buddhism"
in 3 reviews
"small buddha"
in 3 reviews
"hidden corners"
in 3 reviews
"interesting photos"
in 2 reviews
"whole complex"
in 3 reviews
"english brochure"
in 3 reviews
"miyajima island"
in 13 reviews
"white caps"
in 2 reviews
"steep climb"
in 3 reviews
"direct route"
in 2 reviews
"mount misen"
in 10 reviews
"nice garden"
in 2 reviews
"main shrine"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank HelloJapan
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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

Thank inger_ted
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

One of those temples that's off the the tourist trek and is missed by a lot of people,its about a 15 min walk from the main town area , but you will be rewarded with the best temple on the island , after passing through...More

Thank mickknap
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

There was a lot to see at this temple, and it was less busy than the temples in the main part of town. It's at the base of Mt. Misen and there are lots of steps. A very good English brochure is available to guide...More

Thank raquel9e
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

We were glad we found this on the way to starting to climb the mountain. It is really impressive. Would recommend that if you only visit one on the island that you choose this one - very tranquil with impressive architecture.

Thank het2
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We missed this in our last Sept trip so decided to come this time. Add this to another must-see if you go to Miyajima island. This temple is on the walking loop of Miyajima and much quieter than the main shrines/temples nearer the waterfront/promenade. You...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

While Itsukushi-Jinja is the famous attraction on Miyajima, here is my favourite location on the island. It is compact in size, easy to get to, and has many of the best elements of Shingon Buddhist temples to be seen in Japan. The pathway with the...More

Thank ryue65
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

My favorite spot on Miyajima island turned out to be this temple. Far less crowded than the throngs certain to be hanging out at the Torii gates for unending selfies, this temple is a spot for peaceful reflection. If you find the right road, it...More

Thank moviegeekjn
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

There is a little path way just off the main stairs to the temples. It has hundreds of little monk statues with beanies on their heads. Each statue is a unique representation of a monk who lived there

Thank Martin J
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