Revisit Onomichi Part 4: Temples and Shrines

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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

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

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.

Ushitora Shrine

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.onomichi Ushitora Shrine1

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There was also a cat in the shrine.""


onimichi cat

Tenneiji Temple

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.onomichi Tenneiji Temple statues

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Jodoji Temple

Jodoji Temple was built in 616 and characterized by its red color painting.onomichi Jodoji Temple1

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Saionji Temple

At Saionji Temple, a pair of huge Zori (Japanese sandal) gained attention from visitors. The temple also had a red three-storied pagoda.onomichi Saionji Temple1

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Saigoji Temple

Saigoji Temple had cute stone statues.onomichi Saigoji Temple1

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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.onomichi Taisanji Temple1

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Misode-Tenmangu was also famous for filming locations. onomichi Misode-Tenmangu1

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Jikoji Temple

Last but not least, Jikoji Temple. There was a huge stone gate and visitors were able to experience making clay statues.onomichi Jikoji Temple

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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.

[Related Link]
ONONAVI (Onomichi Navigator) (English)

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