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Mitaki Temple

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411 Mitakiyama, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0805, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it was because we visited on a sunny November day but this temple was very picturesque with lots of steps a colourful pagoda, not to mention the three waterfalls it is named after and absolutely awesome views of Hiroshima from the top. It would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatyH677
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After living in Hiroshima for a year and a half this is the place I love to visit the most. The tranquility, the beautiful atmosphere in all seasons, the adventurous hike you can opt to take at the top through the bamboo forest to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Aside from the stunning beauty of this nearly unknown gem that hits you from all sides, there is a big ambivalent feeling that you might get by going to the Mitaki Temple (Mitakidera). It is really sad that so few other people ever see this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hakataboi
Reviewed 14 October 2018

As you climb through the forest, the hillsides are dotted with many statues. The temple was empty of monks when we reached it but an attendant encouraged us to visit it. This is definitely one of the best sites near Hiroshima, remarkably peaceful atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ggm96822
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Mitaki Temple, aka. Mitaki-Dera is a hidden gem in Hiroshima, 30 minutes away from the city center. It's a Buddhist temple with everything that goes with it. You're greeted by sort of a musical box where you drop the coins and beautiful bells chime inside....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The whole area of the temple is the place we love. It looks like from mysterious movies - the temples, graves and paths. Almost no people makes it more moody.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PaK83
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Well worth a visit! A serene and peaceful place to contemplate the horror of nuclear war. Surroundings are superb. We didn't walk to the top of the mountain (we are older travellers who walked many kms to get here), but spoke to someone who did...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The water from 3 waterfalls in this lovely temple is used during the annual ceremony honoring the atomic bomb victims. Surmounted by trees at the top of a hill, the temple feels like a forest oasis. A temple has stood at this location since 809,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours walking up to the 6th Waterfall. A gentle incline that has many stops to admire the Shrines tucked into the mountainside. We had a Tour Guide (Great Value) for Historical information about the Four Grandmasters, Shrines where Family tributes were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Yoshipup
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip if you like hiking. To get there you need to take the blue JR line towards Kabe(可部) from Hiroshima(広島), and alight from Mitaki(三滝). Cross the station railway barricades to the housing blocks(you might want to rely on Google Maps for this). Enjoy...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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26 July 2017|
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Response from 2dudleyw | Reviewed this property |
I agree that between one and two hours would be good. If you are concerned about how to get there by public transport, I suggest that you take a taxi and ask the driver to return to collect you at a given time. Don't short... More
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9 April 2017|
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Response from BUGGEDEBUGGER | Reviewed this property |
The hiking route might be closed at 03:00 PM (15:00), perhaps to deter hikers to miss the temple gate closure time which is at 05:00 PM (17:00).