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.

The forest surrounding the temple
Entrada a uno de los edificios Daisho-in
Entrance to one of the buildings

I dedicate a post in particular because I love these many little statues.

Esculturas sombrerito Daisho-in
Stone Buddhas wearing knitted bonnets
Sala farolillos Daisho-in
Henjokutsu cave, dedicated to the 88 Shikoku pilgrimage temples. There are multiple lanterns and Buddha statues
Budas pequeños Daisho-in
Small metallic buddhas

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.

Escultura calabaza Daisho-in
Sculpture with pumpkin
Escultura tumbado Daisho-in
This one is a rock star
Esto que es
What is this?
Los tres monos
And these three dudes, what are they doing here?
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