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Tenneiji Temple天寧寺


Tenneiji Temple, a temple of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism, located about 15 minutes’ walk from Onomichi Station, is said to have been founded by Fumyo Kokushi through donations by Yoshiakira Ashikaga in 1367. Yoshiakira built the temple as a five-story pagoda but it was later changed to a three-story pagoda known as Kaiunto, now designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. The view from the tower overlooking the city and the sea is one of the highlights of Onomichi. The 526 statues of Buddhist saints in the Rakando Hall is a must-see. A so called Sasuri Hotoke-san statue (literally, “rubbing Buddhist statue”) stands to the left in the temple’s main hall, and legend has it that your illness will get cured when you rub the same part of the statue’s body to where you feel sick. From April through to May, the cherry blossom and peonies show their full splendor in the temple grounds.


Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 17-29

phone 0848222078

[Admission fee]9:00-17:00

Review of Tenneiji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/08/27 fun little walk if your not biking
There are several routs UP to the shrine including cat ally. Easy fun family walk if your exploring the town.
Reviewed:2016/11/08 Great Temple Walk
Onomichi has a wonderful walking path through tight alleyways that cover some 25 Temples. This is just one of the many on the path and there are always fantastic views to capture along the way.
Reviewed:2016/10/12 Nice place but Japan is big
We were looking for day trips out of Hiroshima and decided to give Onomichi a go. The place was nice but there are other interesting places to visit. Would recommend to go Iwakuni or spending an...

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[Admission fee]9:00-17:00
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