This temple located on an island of Onomichi city is also a museum of Buddhist architectures, which were modeled after many of most renowned temple buildings in Japan. You will be ushered in under a replica gate of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, go through a Romon Gate of Horyuji Temple in Nara and utter a gasp of awe at an imposing Yomeimon Gate in Nikko.
The main hall is copied from that of Shitennoji Temple in Osaka, the five-story pagoda from Muroji Temple to the south of Nara, and the two-story pagoda from Ishiyama Temple from Otsu. You will also find symbolic structures similar to Byodoin's Phoenix Hall and Gingakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion). The 5-hectare grounds also host a modern marble garden, Miraishin-no-oka ('hill of hope'), on the hill. The founder is a successful businessman who became a priest in 1930s and spent 30 years to complete this temple wonderland.
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5.02 weeks ago
Expensive entrance fee (1400 JPY) but worth it in my opinion. Simply the most beautiful temple I’ve seen in Japan. The Buddha cave is great and claims to have around 1000 stone statues (I didn’t count). Finally, the marble hill gives a great view of the surroundings.
5.0a month ago
One of the best shrines I've visited. A bit more expensive (Think it went for around 2500 yen) but totally worth it. It has beautifully coloured houses, a super cool cave and a viewing spot covered in white marble.
4.02 months ago
Temple grounds with plenty of beautifully created buildings, much more colourful than the usual brown wooden cookie-cutter ones across Japan. They also have an ominous underground cave with statues and paintings of the Buddhist concepts of enlightment and hell. Recently, a modern sculpture-themed area opened at the top of a hill connected to the temple grounds. A great place for photos, but the entry fee is absurdly high at 1400 yen. It's probably to help maintain all the different exhibits though.
4.0a month ago
It looks department store for temple. Very interesting. The view from hill is very nice.
5.05 months ago
Pleasantly surprise by the entry charges. But it is definitely worth paying. Never had such pleasant experience since a long long time. Thousand Buddha Cave still give me goosebumps thinking about it.
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The Nishiseto Expressway, commonly known as the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway, links Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, with Imabari, Ehime Prefecture. It's a 60 kilometer-long highway exclusively for automobiles that links the i...
The Nishiseto Expressway, commonly known as the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway, links Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, with Imabari, Ehime Prefecture. It's a 60 kilometer-long highway exclusively for automobiles that links the islands of the Seto Inland Sea with nine individual bridges.
Each bridge consists of a road way and a pedestrian walkway. That enables people to enjoy the sea breeze as they walk or cycle across the bridge.
The area along the Shimanami Kaido linked by bridges is blessed by the temperate climate of the Seto Inland Sea. There is much to delight visitors, including the loveliness of nature on the islands, sites of history and culture.
You can enjoy beautiful sea in a relax manner.