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Kosanji Temple

553-2 Setodachosetoda, Onomichi 722-2411, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 845-27-0800
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Marble Temple

The place was beautiful. It was only disappointing because of the entrance fee which it cost me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aki H
via mobile
More than we expected

On our bike ride to Imabari we had to stop in here. Amazing temple with beautiful gardens... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian F
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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553-2 Setodachosetoda, Onomichi 722-2411, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 845-27-0800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was beautiful. It was only disappointing because of the entrance fee which it cost me ¥1,400 (per head).

Thank Aki H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our bike ride to Imabari we had to stop in here. Amazing temple with beautiful gardens, particularly in autumn. The surprise was the Italian marble garden in the back corner of then grounds. 3000 tonne of carerra marble all latex out to walk on...More

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The temple complex was very different from other Japanese shrines. We really enjoyed walking across different dieties, the cave with hundreds of sculptures and the marble hill of hope. The scenic views from the hill of hope were also beautiful.

Thank Kokulan V
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This temple was beautiful. This place was one of the stops that I made while i was biking. The hill of hope was absolutely stunning. And the cave with 1000 Buddhas was just amazing. Definitely a must see if you are in Hiroshima!!

Thank mariannek902017
Reviewed 19 December 2016

What a gem of a place! I knew it would be amazing before visiting it but I had no idea just how mind-blowing the real experience would be. It's not so much the main temple itself which was under renovation during my visit, it's the...More

Thank lhm17
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

the Hill of Hope was worth our 2 hours from Hiroshima cause it's so unique from other temples in Japan. you'd need to take the ferry crossing the the island and walk (about 10 mins) and climb to the hill. I'd recommend if you care...More

Thank Dyu P
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Stopped by as I was biking, spent about 2 hours. The marble was amazing, as was the cave of 1000 Buddhas. I went during a week day so it was very quiet and hardly anyone around. The marble statues are very unique and not like...More

Thank Urge4Vert
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Found this temple on our bike tour of the islands outside of Onamichi. It is near the ferry pier at Setoda Port. Amazing ornate carvings with polychromatic treatment and gold colors with a predominate orange theme. Very dramatic and beautifully unique! There is an interesting...More

Thank Lau_Wai
Reviewed 13 November 2015

very view people visit this shrine. It is well worth spending the time going through it . the walk in the woods is also lovely. Penalty of hiking around as well.

Thank topkapitan
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The temple area is rather large and the ticket covers multiple areas within the temple area. Apart from the colourful and intricately decorated temple, there was also an area within the temple grounds called 'Heights of Eternal Hope for the Future' which displays a collection...More

Thank CalbeeKuma
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