Daishoin Temple

Daishoin Temple
 Aki
Aki
South West of Hiroshima

Daishoin Temple is the oldest and most important temple in Miyajima. The famous Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai) is said to have built Daishoin Temple when he came to Miyajima to practice asceticism on Mount Misen. The temple houses several Buddhist images including a famous 11-headed Kannon Bosatsu in the Main Hall. It attracts roughly 500,000 worshippers throughout the year. In autumn, many come to see the Japanese maples in Daishoin.

INFORMATION

Address :
210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City 739-0531
Phone :
+81-(0)829-44-0111
Access :
[By public transportation]
1 Approx .20 min. on foot from Miyajima Pier
2 Approx .10 min. by taxi from Miyajima Pier
Parking :
Not Available

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