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Kousanji Museum (Kousanji Temple) (耕三寺博物館(耕三寺))

The temple of Jodo Shinshu in Setoda Town, Onomichi City. It was established in 1936 by Kouzo Kousanji, an industrialist, to ensure his mother’s bodai or enlightment. The temple itself is the museum and inside the exhibition hall there are displays of cultural properties such as artifacts of Buddhism, tea ceremony and drawings. Many temples were built mimicking Japanese architecture and 15 buildings, including the main hall, are registered as Tangible Cultural Properties of the country. It is also called “the Sunlight in the West”.

place

Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachousetoda 553-2 (Fukuyama / OnomichiArea)

phone 0845270800
place

9:00-17:00
[Chou Sei Kaku] 10:00-16:00

Review of Kosanji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/11/18 Beautiful Temple, Lovely Colors but Expensive!
I had the Kosanji Temple marked on my maps as a must when I rode my bike on the Shimanami Kaido. I was really looking forward to visiting the temple but the entrance price really threw me off...
Reviewed:2019/04/23 Worth a look.
Interesting temple along the Shimanami Kaido. The 1000 Buddha cave worth a look. Entry is a little more expensive than other temples.
Reviewed:2019/04/21 Amazing and unique temple from others
A bit of hassle to get there but once you cross the ferry from Mihara to Setoda, the temple itself is unique and wonderful, especially when you get to Miraishin no Oka, the marble structure seems to...

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Address
Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachousetoda 553-2 [map]
Area
Fukuyama / OnomichiArea
Phone
0845270800
Hours
9:00-17:00
[Chou Sei Kaku] 10:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 1,400yen
[Over 65] 1,200yen
[College student] 1,000yen
[High school student] 800yen
[Up to Junior high school student] Free

[Chou Sei Kaku Admission fee]
200yen
Parking Lot
Available(40spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(kousanji wifi)
English Menu
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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