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Senkoji Temple千光寺


This is a temple located in Senkoji Park in Onomichi City. According to temple legend it was established in 806, by Kobo Daishi. The red painted main hall is an unusual structure called a stage building, and the building, together with the bell tower, symbolizes Onomichi. It is believed that once a jewel of shining light was placed on the big rock beside the main hall called “Tama no Iwa” and this illuminated the sea. From inside the precincts you can enjoy a magnificent view overlooking the city of Onomichi and the Seto Inland Sea.

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place Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 15-1
phone 0848232310

Review of Senkoji & Senkoji Park

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Reviewed:2018/07/03 Magical And Spiritual Place
Beautiful views from the top, but the cluster of temples and shrines just below the summit are what really makes the place special. Looks like something Disney would dream up.
Reviewed:2018/01/30 Nice scenery and interesting temples/shrines
A combination of ropeway, park, ocean view and shrines. You get a great view during the ropeway ride. It can get crowded an it's a bit of a wait for the ropeway during weekends (a lot of locals go...
Reviewed:2017/11/13 Interesting temple and great view
The view from Senkoji Park over the Inland Sea was pretty good, even though it was a bit misty and wet the day I visited. I didn't look at the park too much, due to the rain, but did move away from...



Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 15-1 [map]



[Belf tower-Main hall] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
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Hiroshima Main Areas


There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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