Kairyuji Temple was established in 1245. In the temple there are the tombstone of Takemoto Yatayu, a Bunraku performer and the Okyozuka monument. As the Bunraku (classical Japanese puppetry) uses the hands, praying while stroking a certain part of the monument is said to improve a person’s artistic skills. A thousand-armed Kannon is the temple’s principle image, and it is an important prefectural cultural property. Other temple treasures including statues of Fudo Myoo (Acala, one of the Five Wisdom Kings) and Amida Nyorai (Amitabha Tathagata) are also must-sees. It is approximately a 10-minute drive from JR Onomichi Station.
Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashikubochou 22-8
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Behind the temple also a rock mountain with chains for climbing experience.
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Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashikubochou 22-8 [map]
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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.