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Eimyoji Temple永明寺


Legend says this temple was founded by the priest Gyoki in 709. The principal object of worship is an image of Taishakuten, who's said to be related to victory and success. This is where the beautifully scenic natural monument of the Taishaku Gorge gets its name. Local farmers and samurai have worshiped there since ancient times, and it is home to temple treasures like a steel gong bequeathed by Nagao Kazukatsu, the lord of Tojo Castle. Currently visitors aren't allowed inside, but you can still view the historic wooden building from the grounds.

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place Hiroshima Pref. Shoubarashi Toujouchoutaishakumido 2100
phone 0847725811



Hiroshima Pref. Shoubarashi Toujouchoutaishakumido 2100 [map]



Freedom of observation (only appearance is acceptable)
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No admission fee is required
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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.