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Daishoin Temple

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Address: 210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592, Hiroshima Prefecture
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People come to Miyajima to see the Shinto shrine and Mt. Misen and it would be a shame if they missed this hidden gem! There are several temples in this complex, each with its own... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Shenzhen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People come to Miyajima to see the Shinto shrine and Mt. Misen and it would be a shame if they missed this hidden gem! There are several temples in this complex, each with its own treasures of buddhist sculptures and architecture, but I particularly liked the Jizo garden - dozens of small Jizos with colored knit caps. I've never seen... More 

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Menlo Park, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little temple complex adjoining the outskirts of the town of Miyajima. What sets this one apart is the humor and good nature inherent the statuary. I don't understand enough of the religious aspects of the place to say anything meaningful, but here we have mendicant chipmunks, a different set of seven dwarves, and all sorts of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I consider it a must to visit during in the island; take time to enter and see every corner of it, great surprises, for instance, at the upper level you could hear a water from the river while seeing a great view of the island bay and Hiroshima port at the bottom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a large temple that one can reach from the hiking trail back down from the summit of Mt Misen. They have public bathrooms, and they also had tea when I was there. The large temples in the countryside are always interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This temple was much less busy than the one nearer the coast yet is only ten minutes away from it. It will only take 30 minutes to visit but is beautiful and very peaceful.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We loved the historic Daishoin temple - which has multiple shrines and levels to explore. Be prepared to climb some stairs - but the view is worth it!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We explored this temple and surrounding grounds early in the morning, so we were alone. The setting is stunning, as you approach by walking up many stairs, there are so many different levels to walk around. Once you reach the temple, there is certainly a stillness and reverence that you automatically feel, quite a spiritual experience. A place to stop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Really interesting temple with many buildings and artifacts to explore set in a beautiful landscape just off the main road. Definitely worth a visit if you are on the island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This was the most special temple we visited during our trip. I can't explain why exactly, just go if you have any chance, it's really a must. We went early in the morning so we were almost alone, the light was stunning and we had a peaceful time there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A short walk up the hill at Miyajima will see you at Daishoin temple. The complex has several levels to it, so be prepared to climb many stairs. A part of the temple complex is full of stone statues covered in coloured cloth. Along the stairs are brass prayer wheels which one can spin. Towards the top is a flat... More 

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