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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
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
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
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
My favorite island.
Everything is spiritual. The walk to Misen mount is enchantress.
The temples are glowing.
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
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
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.
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
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