Daisho-in – Hiroshima | Travel Information

Daisho-in on Miyajima in Hiroshima Prefecture

Daisho-in, on the island of Miyajima – Hiroshima Prefecture, is a temple that was founded in 806CE and is one of the most important temples of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. The temple is important because in the 9th century when the temple was built, Kobo Daishi – a famous philosopher, monk, and founder of the hiragana writing script – founded the Shingon sect of Buddhism at Daisho-in temple.Daisho-in is a temple that was founded in 806CE and is one of the most important temples of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. The temple is important because in the 9th century when the temple was built, Kobo Daishi – a famous philosopher, monk, and founder of the hiragana writing script – founded the Shingon sect of Buddhism at Daisho-in temple. Around the Daisho-in Temple area, you can find many statues and works of art that date several hundred years back.

The Daisho-in Temple backs on to one of the walking tracks to Mt. Misen, which from the temple should take the average walker 1.5 hours – 2.5 hours to summit. 

Hours and Admission

Access

Daisho-in can be found on the Island of Miyajima, about 5 minutes past the famous Itsukushima Shrine and can easily be found by following the clearly marked signs once that indicate where Daisho-in Temple is.  

Where To Stay

Sakuraya

Economy Hotel located on Miyajima with ocean views, mere minutes from the Ferry Terminal and Itsukushima Shrine.

Kurayado Iroha

Aruguably the best Ryokan on Miyajima. Spacious Rooms, Ocean and Shrine views and the highest quality service.

Iwaso

Authentic Japanese Ryokan experience with relaxing hot baths, and is just down the road from Itsukushima Shrine.

Nearby Attractions

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine is the top attraction of Hatsukaichi City and the island of Miyajima. The vast majority of travellers visit purely for this very shine! On average, about 3 million people visit the island of Miyajima a year and almost every single one of those people will visit Itsukushima shrine.

Okeiko Japan

Founded in April of 2017, Okeiko Japan, located on Miyajima island in Hiroshima prefecture, is the best place to experience first hand the intricacies of Japanese Culture.

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