Daishoin Temple, Hatsukaichi

Part of a World Heritage Site on holy Mount Misen, Daishoin Temple commands reverence as one of the most prestigious temple complexes in West Japan. Nested at the foot of a thickly forested mountain on Itsukushima Island, the location offers panoramic views of the bay. One of the oldest temples in Itsukushima, the head shrine of Shingon Buddhism has been important since the ninth century. Ring the bell the run a gauntlet of 500 statues, which depict disciples with knitted red and white caps, each of whom has a peculiar facial expression. You can also see Henjokutsu, lit with hundreds of lanterns, and a reposing statue of Shaka Buddha entering nirvana. Arrange your visit to Daishoin Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hatsukaichi using our Hatsukaichi visit planner .
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  • Many temples also, jizo, prayer wheel, anyway enshrines to the. A mixed bag but very nice. Many stairs.
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  • It is a temple with Miyajima in one hospital (daishouinn) 1200 years of history. Away from the shrine. Temple of attractions packed anyway. Nokyo-sho can get. I think the temple there are various attractions but far less! Is in the basement of the mainly cave (hennjoukutsu) daishido one of the attractions, and enshrined the Shikoku 88 temple. Mainly the library cave for peace the world happy fire far and wide (Universal) of light (illuminated) Dojo (cave). Tells me is worshipped as Shikoku pilgrimage to take sand and sand each Shikoku pilgrimage temples and buried in this 尊前. Was listed as insta Sheen spot somewhere in tried because we care. The attractions of one of jizo of jizo cute hat he wore. Other attractions.
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  • Absolutely amazing! You can make this a day trip or even stay a few nights to experience the beauties of this mountainous island. The shrine itself has so much history and character, you’ll never want to leave.
  • Very beautiful island and the very beautiful temple. Located next to a waterfall with rooms in caves it gave us great impression and a lot of great photos. Rainy day made the whole experience brighter and less tourists was the great advantage. Definitely recommend to visit.
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