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Daiganji Temple大願寺


This is a temple of the Koyasan sect of Shingon, located in Miyajima Town, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is said that it was founded during the Heian period, but details are unknown. It is believed that in the Kamakura period the temple was restored by a priest named Ryokai; and the temple was responsible for the repair and construction of Itsukushima Shrine. The temple is also known to hold many Buddha statues such as a wooden statue of the Buddha of Healing, an Important Cultural Property. “Itsukushima Benzaiten”, one of the three major Benzaitens (Sarasvati) in Japan, transposed from Itsukushima Shrine due to the decree to separate Buddhism and Shintoism, is secured in the main hall, and is worshipped as the Goddess of Worldly Benefits. It is a spot where many worshipers wish for business prosperity, safety in the home, and fulfillment of major wishes.

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place Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 3
phone 0829440179

Review of Daiganji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/11/14 Small shrine
This shrine doesn’t have the wow factor of its larger neighbour but is nice to stroll around. There are benches on which to rest your legs and watch the deer.
Reviewed:2018/04/13 Vacation
A much smaller Temple and grounds but also a very nice place to visit. The buildings are very pretty and in use. It's an active worshipping center. You can sit and enjoy the moment and take in the...
Reviewed:2017/09/16 Temple in Miyajia
All visitors to Miyajima visit Itsukushima shrine, but they often overlook this lovely temple nearby. It is rather a park than a temple. The main gate, which doesn't work as a gate since there is no...



Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 3 [map]



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Precincts freedom (no admission fee for main hall)
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