5 Sights in Onomichi, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Onomichi, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Onomichi, Japan.

1. 西國寺

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Saikoku-ji Temple is a temple located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is the head temple of the Daigo school of the Shingon sect. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Maanzan, and its ingo (title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple) is Sojiin. The principal image is a seated statue of Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai (a national important cultural property) and is a Buddhist statue not allowed to be seen. It is a special sacred site of the 33 Kannon Pilgrimage in China, the 16th fudasho of the Shijuku Yakushi Reijo in China, the 19th fudasho of the temples of Sanyo-ka (flower arrangement), and the sixth fudasho of the Bingo 33 Kannon Reijo (the 33 sacred places of Bingo).

Wikipedia: 西國寺 (JA)

2. Kousanji Temple

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Kousanji Temple User:+- / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kōsan-ji (耕三寺) is a Hongan-ji school Jōdo Shinshū temple on the island of Ikuchijima in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Founded by the industrialist Koso Kōsanji in 1936 in honour of his deceased mother, and with an area of approximately fifty thousand square metres, many of its structures are modelled upon the country's most famous historic temples and shrines. The Hill of Hope is a monument landscaped with five thousand square metres of Carrara marble, weighing some three thousand tons, by Kazuto Kuetani. The Kōsan-ji Museum houses over two thousand items, including nineteen Important Cultural Properties.

Wikipedia: Kōsan-ji (EN)

3. 平山郁夫美術館

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The Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art is an art museum located in Setoda Town, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is a museum of Japan's works that opened on April 6, 1997 in Setoda Town, Ikuguchi Island, where Ikuo Hirayama, a Japanese painter who served as a director of the Japan Art Academy and was an honorary citizen of Onomichi City (formerly an honorary townsman of Setoda Town), was born and raised.

Wikipedia: 平山郁夫美術館 (JA), Website

4. 因島水軍城

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Innoshima Suigun Castle is a museum of the Murakami Naval Forces located on Innoshima Island in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. There has never been a castle tower in this position in the past, and it is a so-called castle-style building. The Onomichi City Innoshima Historical Museum, which is located on the same site, is also described.

Wikipedia: 因島水軍城 (JA)

5. 向上寺

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向上寺 Carpkazu / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kojo-ji Temple is a temple of the Soto sect located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Choon-zan. Its principal image is Shaka Nyorai (Shakyamuni). It is the 11th temple of the 33 Kannon Pilgrimage in China.

Wikipedia: 向上寺 (JA)


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