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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4.02 weeks 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.
3.0a month ago
The temple is nice and worth the visit but I put 3 stars because the entrance fee is abusive.The most expensive temple I have ever paid in Japan,1400 Yen!! There are more interesting and historical temples in Japan,cheaper or even free.They must consider to lower the fee in my opinion
5.02 weeks ago
This Buddhist temple offer cultural experience of Japan when you have time to ride a bicycle around Onomichi area. This place is very popular with its white marble garden. This place is actually a museum so that you have to pay for ¥1,400 per pax. But in case you are a student who posses the Hiroshima International Card, you can enter the museum for free.
5.03 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.
5.03 months ago
I am usually a cheapskate and don't like to pay to get into places. This place, however, is worth it. Pretty amazing collection of wooden!(not concrete) buildings. Sure, the buildings are replicates of older buildings that may have existed somewhere and that no longer exist, but that does not lessen the impressiveness of the buildings in the complex. Amazing craftsmanship.
Worth a visit, and the price to get in - in my opinion.
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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.