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Daishoin Temple, Hatsukaichi

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Religious Site
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. Put Daishoin Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hatsukaichi itinerary builder.
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  • Climb while turning the stately gate and the long stone steps is a quiet temples, stone balustrade used in Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel mechanism and fatigue might be halved? Wishes ball (3-300 circles) halfway up the stairs are made of pottery jars into votive play. In 2006, the Dalai Lama 14th Maitreya by mismatching case was conducted, there was a brilliant sand mandala. Beneath the main hall kaidan'in of darkness tour and enjoy. There is lots of charm. It is about color wool caps, can tour 四国八十八ka所 Hall suffered a lot of expressive jizo, Golden reclining Buddha, but I can't remember. From the ground appeared on rooftops and Torii.
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  • Most people don't come this far up the hill. Big mistake, the temples at nice, and especially the lovely statues on the hill are great, but this place has a stunning view of the bay, especially if you...  more »
  • Multiple small temples on the mountain and each different really deserve some 200 m easy Ascension from the edge of sea
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