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Kosanji Temple

553-2 Setodachosetoda, Onomichi 722-2411, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 845-27-0800
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A mixture of religion, art and history - a must visit place.

The temple complex was very different from other Japanese shrines. We really enjoyed walking across... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Kokulan V
Winnipeg, Canada
Hill of Hope

This temple was beautiful. This place was one of the stops that I made while i was biking. The hill... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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553-2 Setodachosetoda, Onomichi 722-2411, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 845-27-0800
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The temple complex was very different from other Japanese shrines. We really enjoyed walking across different dieties, the cave with hundreds of sculptures and the marble hill of hope. The scenic views from the hill of hope were also beautiful.

Thank Kokulan V
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This temple was beautiful. This place was one of the stops that I made while i was biking. The hill of hope was absolutely stunning. And the cave with 1000 Buddhas was just amazing. Definitely a must see if you are in Hiroshima!!

Thank mariannek902017
Reviewed 18 December 2016

What a gem of a place! I knew it would be amazing before visiting it but I had no idea just how mind-blowing the real experience would be. It's not so much the main temple itself which was under renovation during my visit, it's the...More

Thank lhm17
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

the Hill of Hope was worth our 2 hours from Hiroshima cause it's so unique from other temples in Japan. you'd need to take the ferry crossing the the island and walk (about 10 mins) and climb to the hill. I'd recommend if you care...More

Thank Dyu P
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Stopped by as I was biking, spent about 2 hours. The marble was amazing, as was the cave of 1000 Buddhas. I went during a week day so it was very quiet and hardly anyone around. The marble statues are very unique and not like...More

Thank Urge4Vert
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Found this temple on our bike tour of the islands outside of Onamichi. It is near the ferry pier at Setoda Port. Amazing ornate carvings with polychromatic treatment and gold colors with a predominate orange theme. Very dramatic and beautifully unique! There is an interesting...More

Thank Lau_Wai
Reviewed 13 November 2015

very view people visit this shrine. It is well worth spending the time going through it . the walk in the woods is also lovely. Penalty of hiking around as well.

Thank topkapitan
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The temple area is rather large and the ticket covers multiple areas within the temple area. Apart from the colourful and intricately decorated temple, there was also an area within the temple grounds called 'Heights of Eternal Hope for the Future' which displays a collection...More

Thank CalbeeKuma
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This place has it all. It is beautiful and ornate. It has a buddah cave, giant statue, and beautiful white marble sculptures. You shouldn't miss this one.

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 10 June 2015

The temple grounds themselves are detailed and beautiful with several landscaped areas. What makes the temple unique is its long underground tunnel. It runs underground, up and down, about 100 yards or so. Its cool and damp and initially features depictions of damnation, then three-storied...More

Thank Tom H
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