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Kosanji Temple

553-2 Setodachosetoda, Onomichi 722-2411, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 845-27-0800
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What a super nice place to go

This is the best temple complex ever seen in Japan. Many shines colorful combined with a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gerrit_huisman
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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One of the Most Beautiful Temples we Visited in Japan

Beautiful settings, trees, and flowers. Everywhere you look is an interesting and pretty sight... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Trek-Always
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
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“marble hill” (4 reviews)
“cave” (8 reviews)
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553-2 Setodachosetoda, Onomichi 722-2411, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 845-27-0800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best temple complex ever seen in Japan. Many shines colorful combined with a nice garden. Must see

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Beautiful settings, trees, and flowers. Everywhere you look is an interesting and pretty sight. There is also a marble hill associated with the temple which is very different from anything else we saw in Japan. A very lovely place. Also, unlike many other temples, it...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 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
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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
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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!!

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Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank lhm17
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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
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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
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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
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