Kosanji Temple, Onomichi

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  • A glittering temples? It is. A privately owned ones? Unlike the temple buildings located in the precincts. There is not place to visit quite interesting, in particular to go.
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  • Is not a temple, or from the Museum. It is felt that admission is a little high. This is the unusual colours fancy atmosphere.
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  • The place was beautiful. It was only disappointing because of the entrance fee which it cost me ¥1,400 (per head).  more »
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  • Other than the temple, there is an additional sightseeing spot up to the hill, heart of spirits. I like it.
  • What it lacks in history (and perhaps authenticity, given that it's a businessman's pet project) it makes up for in its variety and aesthetic. Beautiful views, grand architecture (the underground "hells" especially) and modern detail make it well worth a visit. Especially recommended if you've been around Japan and feel like you never need to see another temple - this one is something a bit different.
  • Kinda expensive to get in, but the old house to the left after you enter (and possibly up the first set of stairs) is worth the tour. The guides have an English version of facts and are very friendly. Also, be sure to go to the very, very top. You'll see an elevator somewhere. You can use the stairs or the lift. Follow the path to the top and there's a garden of marble and at the very top, it's a marble mountain land. Worth checking out!
  • Nice temple and museums
  • Beautiful and full of different things to see. The asking price is steep but well worth it!

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The historic center of Onomichi contains the majority of its accommodations, with a number of traditional-style ryokans located on the scenic streets, either in old buildings or purpose-built hotels with themed interiors. These guesthouses provide an atmospheric stay in the old town, close to the water and the main sights. However, many more visitors to Onomichi opt to see the place as part of a day trip from Hiroshima (30 minutes away to the west, by train) or Okayama (30 minutes to the east), both offering a much wider choice of lodgings.
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