Daisho-in Temple: the Hidden Wonder on Miyajima Island Hiroshima ...

Daisho-in Temple

Hidden at the base of Mount Misen, Daisho-in is one of the most significant temples of Shingon Buddhism and another of the worthy temple highlights in Hiroshima. This is where the religion’s founder, Kobo Daishi, began practising his form of Buddhism. The stairs leading towards the temple allow visitors to perform their own Buddhist ritual. Spinning metals wheels on the central handrail are inscribed with sutras (Buddhist scriptures), the turning of which is believed to have the same effect as reading them. Other highlights include the Kannon-do Hall, the Maniden Hall and a sand mandala made by Tibetan monks during their visit to Hiroshima. There’s also a cave filled with 88 icons that represent each Shikoku temple.

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