Photos

Photographer's Note

Senko-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple on the top of Senko-ji Mountain. The mountain was named after the name of the temple "Senko-ji(千光寺)" that means "The Temple of Thousand Lights". The main hall of the temple has a good view of the Onomichi city and the Geiyo archipelago.

According to the legend, the temple was founded in 9th century by the grand monk Kukai. But I wonder how credible this legend is. Because Kukai has been respected very much for centuries, a lot of legends about Kukai has been fabricated in any place in the nation.

I saw that there are large rocks aroud the temple. It seems to show that the temple was built at the holy place of the Pre-Buddhist age.

Other than the Senko-ji temple itself, there are many Buddhist temples on the skirt of the mountain. The group of these temples between the sea and mountain makes the city more attractive.

Ocean2Ocean has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 1211
Points: 0
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by keitaro nakamoura (nekoyama) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 141] (574)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH