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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Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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