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Address: 29-27 Nishikubocho, Onomichi 722-0044, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Lovely Temple

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... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
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Reviewed 10 November 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 temple is lovely and the view from the hill is wonderful. Unfortunately on the day... More 

Thank paokano
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 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 b/c it was at the end of a long day. A must see temple. With... More 

Thank Kip F
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 11 April 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.

Thank Amanda V
Eilat, Israel
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Reviewed 17 September 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 walked the last kilometer to the top. Absolutely stunning.

Thank NottyJ
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2015

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

Thank Ana ï
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 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.

Thank LondonGardener40
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 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

Thank Redflyer99
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Reviewed 22 April 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 back down is easy and provides the opportunity to see traditional architecture along the way.

Thank ordianryguy
Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 12 July 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 was a bonus to the visit. Be prepared to have a challenging walk to reach... More 

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