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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”.


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

phone 0845270800

9:00-17:00 (Shiokaku only 10:00-16:00)

Review of Kosanji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/08/07 What a super nice place to go
This is the best temple complex ever seen in Japan. Many shines colorful combined with a nice garden. Must see
Reviewed:2018/05/02 One of the Most Beautiful Temples we Visited in Japan
Beautiful settings, trees, and flowers. Everywhere you look is an interesting and pretty sight. There is also a marble hill associated with the temple which is very different from anything else we...
Reviewed:2017/12/03 Marble Temple
The place was beautiful. It was only disappointing because of the entrance fee which it cost me ¥1,400 (per head).

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Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachousetoda 553-2 [ map ]
Fukuyama / OnomichiArea
9:00-17:00 (Shiokaku only 10:00-16:00)
open everyday
[Admission fee] Adults1400yen, Over 651200yen, University student 1000yen, High School Students800yen, Junior High School Students and below Free ¥ [Shisokaku Admission fee] Adults and children 200yen
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Available 40spaces
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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.

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