Taishoin, the first ancient temple in Miyajima with a long history of over 1200 years. When you go to Miyajima, don't miss the Daishoin Temple behind Itsukushima Shrine, where various gods gather.
✨ Daishoin Temple is located in Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is also called Takiyama Daishoin Suisei-ji Temple. It is the oldest temple in Miyajima's history. Daishoin is one of the most important temples of Shingon Buddhism. Daishoin is located on the hillside of Mount Miyama. Miyama is the founder of Shingon Buddhism, Master Kobo, who began his practice in Miyajima. Dashengyuan has several buildings, sculptures and other religious objects for visitors to enjoy.
✨These buildings include Guanyin Hall, Mani Hall, Wanfu Hall, Airan Mingwang Hall, and Yiyuan Master Hall. A sand altar made by a monk from Tibet, a tea room and a Panzhao cave, which house the principal statues of 88 temples across Japan. There are also many statues of Buddha in the temple, such as the Eleven-faced Guanyin Bodhisattva, Boche Fudo Ming Wang, the deity of the Dewan Hall, the Three Ghosts and Daquan, and the Seven Deities of Good Fortune. Many of them are provided by believers.
✨In the temple, there are a large number of stone arhats along the stone steps, covered with moss, in different shapes, full of warmth, and almost every Buddha statue wears a woolen hat handmade by believers, which is very vivid and lovely.
Daishoin does not seem to be famous, but I personally think that besides Itsukushima Taisha, it is the best attraction on Miyajima. This place is different from other temples in Japan. The layout is completely based on the mountain temple, which is a bit like an ancient Chinese temple. The terrain is very good.
If you come here, you need to walk a long way before you can reach the mountain gate. The first step is to climb the steps. There is a prayer bucket similar to Tibetan Buddhism in the middle of the steps, so it will not be very boring. You can only see a platform on the main entrance. There are several halls. The main hall is the Maitreya Hall dedicated to Maitreya. Of course, the difference with our country is still quite big. The temple is very large. There are many scenic spots on the back mountain, such as the statue of Jizo, the statue of Tengu, the memorial statue of the eminent monk Konghai, etc. There is a dedicated Buddhist temple where you can go up to the second floor to see the scenery.
The most distinctive place is that a cave called Bianzhaogu was dug in the back mountain. There are supposed to be 108 Buddha statues from all over Japan. It means a joint name. This is extremely rare in Japan and the lights are also very rare. Pretty.
In general, Daisho-ji Temple is highly recommended to come and have a look, and there is a strange thing on Itsukushima. The shrine does not charge fees, which is the opposite of others.
Dashengyuan is a very strange place. When you come here, you will see all Chinese tourists, as if you have returned to the country. The temples are also built according to Chinese characteristics. The pavilions and pavilions are very strange.
Daishō-in or Daisyō-in (大聖院) is a historic Japanese temple complex with many temples and statues on Mount Misen, the holy mountain on the island of Itsukushima, off the coast of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan. It is the 14th temple in the Chūgoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage and famous for the maple trees and their autumn colors. It is also called "Suishō-ji"(水精寺). Including Mt. Misen, Daishō-in is within the World Heritage Area of Itsukushima Shrine.
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Miyajima's first ancient temple with a long history of more than 1,200 years
Daishoin Temple is located in Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is also called Takiyama Daishoin Suisei Temple and is the oldest temple in Miyajima history. Daishoin is one of the most important temples of Shingon Buddhism. Daishoin is located on the hillside of Mount Miyama. Miyama is the founder of Shingon Buddhism, Master Kobo, who began his practice in Miyajima. Dashengyuan has several buildings, sculptures and other religious objects for visitors to enjoy. These measures include the Guanyin Hall, the Mani Hall, a sand altar made by a monk from Tibet, a tea room and a Panzhao Cave, which houses the principal statues of 88 temples in the Shikoku area. The building in the temple has the characteristics of the Momoyama architecture and the environment is quiet. Toyotomi Hideyoshi used to hold singing parties here, but now, various ritual activities are often held here. On the way to the temple, there is a row of prayer wheels engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Turning the sutra wheel while walking by has the same effect as reading the sutras, so you can be purified if you don’t understand Japanese.