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Miyajima Daisho-in Temple in Autumn

Autumn leaves and the great view of inlet

Daisho-in Temple was under the administration of Itsukushima Shrine until the end of the Edo era (1603-1868). It is said that it was established by Kukai (774-835), but there is no historical evidence to prove that. Daisho-in is located to the south of Itsukushima Shrine, a 20-minute walk from Miyajima Pier. Go to the backstreets of Itsukushima Shrine (called Taki-koji), and you will see the temple buildings sitting at the foot of Mt. Misen (535m).

I visited this temple in late November. The autumn leaves surrounding the temple buildings were at their best. Walking up the stone steps, I really enjoyed a great view of the inlet.

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Mandy Bartok 9 years ago
I was here in October and while the leaves weren't turning yet, the way the light filtered down from the mountains to hit the temple was so stunning. Such a beautiful sight.
Tomoko Kamishima Videographer 9 years ago
Yes, Mandy. I agree. Daisho-in has a lot of charms in its precincts.

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