Senkoji Temple

Senkoji Temple

Senkoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Hiroshima prefecture in Chugoku district. The temple is dedicated to Senjyu Kannon ( Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwara ). It is the 25th temple of the 10 Chogoku Kannon Pilgrimage.

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Name Senkoji Temple
"千光寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 15-1, Higashitsuchidocho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
"広島県尾道市東土堂町15-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Onomichi I.C. on the Sanyo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0848-23-2310

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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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