Mitaki Temple

A Buddhist temple in Nishi Ward, Hiroshima City located halfway up Mt. Mitaki is part of the Koyasan Shingon-shu grouping of temples. Said to have been founded in 809 by Kukai, there are three waterfalls with different streams located on the grounds. The two-story pagoda erected as a memorial to victims of the atomic bombs was transferred from Wakayama’s Hirohachiman-Jinja shrine and has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Inside the pagoda is another Important Cultural Property of Japan, a wooden statue depicted the seated form of the Amitabha (Amidanyorai) Buddha. The temple is well known as a place to see cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn colors in the fall, and there is always a great turn out of visitors.

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Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinishiku Mitakiyama 411
[Visit/Payment] 8:00-17:30 (17:00 in winter)
open everyday
[Visitation fee]200yen
Parking Lot
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Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Not possible (dogs cannot walk)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Wow, Absolutely Beautiful Area
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.09.01
    A friend of mine mentioned the Mitaki Temple near Hiroshima. I decided to walk here from downtown, only about 4 km or 2 miles. The temple area is pretty easy to find, there is a parking area here as...
  • Worth the walk from the station
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.01.14
    A great collection of shrines in a peaceful mountain location. We walked up from Mitaki station and it didnt take too long, but if you arent one for enjoying a walk up a steep hill, take the...
  • Beautiful and peaceful
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.12.01
    We had a choice of Miyajima or Mitaki and went for Mitaki. I suspect the two are opposites and we made the right call. We took the train and the short walk up the hill - 10-20 minutes. The temple...

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