I revisited Onomichi and it was my first attempt to take photos with my new camera (SONY α7 II) – for the background to buy SONY α7 II and why I chose Onomichi, please see the related article. As a series of the travel to Onomichi, I will post several article by themes. In this article (the 4th article), I will write about temples and shrines in Onomichi.
[Series of articles]
* Senkoji Temple and Tenneiji Temple Kaiun-to etc.
* Sunset and Sunrise
* Neko-no-hosomichi (Cat Trail)
* Temples and Shrines [This article]
* Onomichi station, Gaudi House, Slopes and Onomichi Movie Archives
* Shopping district and Seafront
Talking of temples in Onomichi, Senkoji Temple and Tenneji Temple Kaiun-to are the most famous ones, but there are other temples that are worth to visit. In this article, I will write other temples I visited.
First, Ushitora Shrine, which was located along Neko-no-hosomichi (Cat Trail). There was a huge tree in the shrine. The shrine was famous for filming locations.
There was also a cat in the shrine.
The next one is Tenneiji Temple. I have written about Tenneiji Temple Kaiun-to several times so far, but the main building was located in another place. Tenneiji has so many statues.
Jodoji Temple was built in 616 and characterized by its red color painting.
At Saionji Temple, a pair of huge Zori (Japanese sandal) gained attention from visitors. The temple also had a red three-storied pagoda.
Saigoji Temple had cute stone statues.
Taisanji Temple and Misode-Tenmangu
Tansaji Temple and Misode-Tenmanhu were adjacent each other. In Taisanji Temple, a temple bell was famous for filming locations and there were a unique three monkey statues.
Misode-Tenmangu was also famous for filming locations.
Last but not least, Jikoji Temple. There was a huge stone gate and visitors were able to experience making clay statues.
That’s it for the article about templs and shrines in Onomichi. In the next article, I will write about Onomichi station, Gaudi House, Slopes and Onomichi Movie Archives.
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