Senkoji Temple selected as the great spot for cherry blossoms and great view
The Temple has more than 1200 years of history
Senkoji Temple is said that it was founded in 806. Main Hall, "Hondo" is called Red Hall because of its outlook and it keeps the main statue inside which is exhibited only every 33 years. There is another myth about the stone of ball, "Tamanoiwa". This stone is believed that it used to have a shining ball on the top and it was a lighthouse for fishermen. However, it was disappeared and today there is another ball also shines at nights. The best way to approach Senkoji Temple is to take Senkoji Ropeway. After 3 minutes ride, the view suddenly changes and people enjoy the superb panorama of the view of Onomichi City and Seto Inland Sea, aka Setonaikai. The observatory deck is also selected as Top 100 spots of beautiful night views in Japan.
The access to Senkoji Temple
The best way to approach Senkoji Temple is taking by Senkoji Ropeway. After 3 minutes ride, the view is suddenly changed and people enjoy the superb panorama of the view of Onomichi City and Seto Inland Sea, Setonaikai. The observatory deck is also selected as Top 100 spots of beautiful night views in Japan.
More things to do in Senkoji Park
Besides the observatory deck, just taking a walk in Senkoji Park is another attraction for the sunshiny day. Each season, different flowers and trees are blooming and giving relaxing atmosphere. There are restaurants and some buildings like Onomichi City Museum of Art. This museum was designed by Mr.Tadao Ando who is well known as the Japanese modern architect and it matches well with surroundings.
How to visit?
A Buddhist temple that is said to have been built in year 806. The scarlet-painted main hall and the bell have become important symbols of the site. The grounds of the neighborhood Senko-ji Park are filled with cherry blossom in Spring, and in the evening the delicate paper lanterns lights shining upon the cherry trees is a muse-see. Additionally, from the summit observation deck one can view not only the beautiful town of Onomichi (designated as a Japanese Heritage City), but also the islands floating in the Seto Inland Sea and, if the weather is good, as far as the mountains of Shikoku can be observed.