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Mitaki Temple

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411 Mitakiyama, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0805, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Albert B
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.

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

Thank LorrainePAustralia
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

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

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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

Reviewed 1 February 2018

My daughter, her friend and I went here based on other Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. I don't know how this gem is so untouched. There were very few people there and we had such an amazing time. We were there in the...More

Thank ruthrh
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Mitaki-dera is a historic Japanese temple in Hiroshima city. It’s definitely worth to visit. There are many sculptures, temples and good spots to see. It is recommended to go in Spring or Autumn.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Mitaki Temple is a great spot to enjoy fall colors. Highly recommend adding this temple to your Hiroshima itinerary. You will not regret it. It’s beautiful any time of the year, but it’s really gorgeous in the fall. Some of the trees are just changing...More

Thank tabigasuki08
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit here. We weren't able to hike up to the top but we saw all three waterfalls. A lovely place. We walked from the local station and should have taken a cab up. The walk down was easier.

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26 July 2017|
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Response from Nick W | 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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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).