Jodo-ji Temple

Hiroshima, Chugoku

Jodo-ji is believed to have been built at the beginning of the 7th century by Prince Shotoku, a regent who was active in the propagation of Buddhism. Although it went through a period of decline, around the beginning of the 14th century, a number of structures, including the main hall (the building which enshrines the main deity) and the Taho-to (a pagoda that enshrines the Buddha, among others), both of which are designated as National Treasures, were rebuilt one after the other, and this temple was visited by many people.There are many records from this period which indicate that these buildings were built through donations of great amounts of money by people engaged in shipping on the Inland Sea. The main gate, which serves as the entrance to the temple, and the Amida-do, are both designated by the national government as Important Cultural Properties.


20-28 Higashi-Kubo-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Admission Fee
500 yen (Garden) Houmotsu-kan (Treasury Hall): 400 yen
Open throughout the year
[Bus]JR Onomichi Stn./Bus/10-min./Jodoji-shita Stop/5-min. walk

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