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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5.0a month ago
The Hill of Hope, marble imported from Italian and crafted into a masterpiece, was beauty personified. This place is absolutely gorgeous. From the beautiful marble carved sculptures to the vibrant colored temples, your eyes are never short of beautiful sites to take in. It was a nice treat to ne able to walk the shoreline before our drive back home. As you can see, I also mad a friend. 🦜🤣💚
5.0a month ago
Beautiful, colorful temple with a stunning marble peace monument :) definitely worth a visit on your Shimanami cycling trip
5.011 months ago
Awesome. This temple is so interesting. Well worth a visit.
5.03 months ago
If you’re in Setoda this is a must see. Stunning Sakura. Beautiful views from the Hill of Hope which is very unique. Well worth the ¥1200 entrance fee
4.0a year ago
1400¥ entrance fee for 1 adult.
At first, I thought it was too expensive hesitating if I should go or not.
But the 1400yen worth it!
The hill of hope is nice, it's like being in Mediterranean area like Greece.
And the cave is just AMAZING.
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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.