Updated on February 25, 2019
One of the most important Buddhist temples in Miyajima. Open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, free admission. The temple is large and there are many buildings; It is well maintained and it’s placed in a wooded area at the beginning of one of the paths leading up to Mount Misen.
I dedicate a post in particular because I love these many little statues.
All these statues of Buddha can be purchased, but cannot be removed from the temple, they are a donation or an offering, depending on your point of view. The benefactor will see his/her name engraved on a plaque at the base of the metal buddhas and the ones in the lanterns hall, or painted on the back of the stone ones, and also they will be put on a knitted hat to identify that someone has donated it and it is preserved and cared.
The following, and the photo on top are my favorites; you cannot buy them. They are genial depictions of Buddhist monks. You are supposed to leave money near them an offering.