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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.

place

Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 15-1 (Fukuyama / OnomichiArea)

phone 0848232310
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Senkoji & Senkoji Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/10 Brilliant Vibe, Great Views
Loved the vibe of the place. There was also a small cafeteria within the temple complex which is a good place to unwind.
Reviewed:2019/09/26 Poets way
Great walk down through temples and paths between traditional homes on the steep hillside. Beautiful natural rock features and stations presenting Haiku. A view across the islands, and inland sea...
Reviewed:2019/04/29 A good climb with a great view
We visited in March 2019 during a cloudy/sunny day.

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...

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Details

Address
Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 15-1 [map]
Area
Fukuyama / OnomichiArea
Phone
0848232310
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
[Parking fee (Senkoji park parking lot)] 600yen/Sunday
Parking Lot
Available
[Senkoji Park parking lot] 0848-22-7354
Credit Card
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          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.