Daishoin Temple (Hiroshima)

Art & Architecture History
Free Admission

Daishoin Temple is a historical Buddhist temple located on Mt. Misen on Miyajima Island. It is said to be the oldest Buddhist temple on the island. Legend has it that it was founded in the 9th century by the famous priest Kukai, the founder of the esoteric Shingon sect. In addition to a traditional Buddhist hall, there is also a dimmed room filled with countless Buddhist statues illuminated by lanterns, creating a mystical atmosphere. Anyone climbing Mt. Misen should make sure to stop by this historic temple complex. Due to the colorful foliage around the temple, autumn is a great time to visit.

Photograph provided by Hiroshima Prefecture

Telephone Number
Postal code
210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima
広島県廿日市市宮島町210 大聖院
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:00~17:00

Admisson Fee
JPY0 / Adult

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