Part of a World Heritage Site on holy Mount Misen, Daishoin Temple commands reverence as one of the most prestigious temple complexes in West Japan. Nested at the foot of a thickly forested mountain on Itsukushima Island, the location offers panoramic views of the bay. One of the oldest temples in Itsukushima, the head shrine of Shingon Buddhism has been important since the ninth century. Ring the bell the run a gauntlet of 500 statues, which depict disciples with knitted red and white caps, each of whom has a peculiar facial expression. You can also see Henjokutsu, lit with hundreds of lanterns, and a reposing statue of Shaka Buddha entering nirvana. Arrange your visit to Daishoin Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hatsukaichi using our Hatsukaichi visit planner .
Tours to Daishoin Temple
Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Hiroshima BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $133
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Hiroshima Miyajima Touring Aki Province Experience Zazen and Shabutsu at Misen BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $95
Duration: 3 hours
Daishoin Temple Reviews
Le temple est une petite merveille qu'il faut absolument voir quand on va sur Miyajima. En effet à première vue touristiques, cet endroit cache une collection de statuette d'enfants dans tous les reco... more »The temple is a small wonder that you must see when you go to Miyajima. Indeed at first sight tourist, this place hides a collection of statuettes of children in every nook and cranny as well as two of the magnificent decorations at the level of the main structures of the Temples.
Nous avons profité de la descente du mont Misen pour visiter ce temple qui est de loin le meilleur de Miyajima! Pas de plus impressionant mais celui qui me laisse le plus de souvenir. Le temple donne ... more »We took advantage of the descent of Mount Misen to visit this temple which is by far the best of Miyajima! Not more impressive but the one that leaves me the most memory. The temple gives an impression to everyone because is not impersonal: The little buddhas with the caps, the lanterns lit are full of memories that still give me a smile.
This place was incredible! A must go! We only had a half hour to explore but I wish we went here first and spent less time at Tori Gate.
Absolutely amazing! You can make this a day trip or even stay a few nights to experience the beauties of this mountainous island. The shrine itself has so much history and character, you’ll never want to leave.
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