This ancient temple is said to have been founded by Ryokai - a Buddhist monk of the Shingon sect who was in charge of maintaining Itsukushima Shrine. It contains many important cultural properties and historic archives. In addition, the statue of the goddess Sarasvati enshrined in the temple is one of the three major Sarasvatis in Japan.
3 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City 739-0532
Opening Hour :
8:30 a.m.-17:00 p.m.
[By public transportation]
1 Approx .15 min. on foot from Miyajima Pier
2 Approx .10 min. by taxi from Miyajima Pier