One of Hiroshima’s many fine historic temples, and one of the most attractive is Mitaki-dera. Originally built in AD 809 and reconstructed after the war, the site is as famous for its splendid temple as it is for its beautiful grounds. Come autumn, the trees here burst into an array of vibrant reds and golds as the maples change color.

Also known as the “Three Falls Temple” for its location at the foot of Mount Mitaki, the temple is notable for its red-lacquered pagoda, Tahoto, and nearby waterfalls.

Mitaki-dera Temple Soak up the harmonious atmosphere in Hiroshima’s spectacular woodland temple. Mitaki is a beautiful and atmospheric temple complex tucked away in a forest on the slopes of Mount Mitaki, just north of Hiroshima city. The area is particularly eye-catching during autumn when it transforms into a vibrant collage of red.


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