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.
Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 15-1 (Fukuyama / OnomichiArea)
Review of Senkoji & Senkoji ParkTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Senkoji temple is up the steep hill and you will need to either climb up or take the cable car up. We opted to climb up, which made for a...
- Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 15-1 [map]
- open everyday
[Parking fee (Senkoji park parking lot)] 600yen/Sunday
- Parking Lot
[Senkoji Park parking lot] 0848-22-7354
- Credit Card
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.