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210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this early in the morning and it was so peaceful. With a guide map we saw all that this temple had to offer It was interesting to see the sutras and the Mandela wheel in one of the buildings There are lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SGC60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting Daishoin to be quite as beautiful and unique as it was. Chamring large temple complex, not overcrowded. 2nd story temple had a view of the ocean and there was a dark underground area displaying artifacts. However my favourite were the hundreds, maybe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Daishoin is one of the most beautiful temples I've ever been to. It's a bit of a trek with all the stairs but the view inside (especially of the lanerns) is stunning!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Devi B
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Although not as famous as the Itsukushima temple, it is free to visit. Situated on higher ground, you need to hike and walk up some steps but the temple and views from high up are worth the hike. We probably took about 20-30mins for a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

We visited this temple while hiking down from Mt. Misen. It's well worth a visit as you are allowed inside the temple, which is usually not the case in Japan. Daisho-in, the main temple of the Shingon Buddhist school of Omuro Although Daishoin is not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MadsDK
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pascal r
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Blank B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 30 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Machigoh
Reviewed 21 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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