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Senkoji Temple (Shingon Sect)
photo   Legend has it that Onomichi's Senkoji Temple was established in the first year of the reign of emperor Daido, in 806. The vermilion-lacquered main hall is referred to as the Red Hall, and it has become a landmark symbolizing Onomichi. The same is true for the Kyo-onro (“Amazing Sound Tower”) which is famous for its bell that is rung just before midnight on New Year's Eve.

  The sound of the Kyo-onro's bell was designated as one of “Japan's 100 soundscapes we need to preserve” in 1996.

  Get off at the Nagae-guchi bus stop (7 minutes from Onomichi Station), ride the Senkoji Ropeway up the mountain and you will reach the summit of Mt. Senkoji in 3 minutes.


  Onomichi City Hall
15-1, Kubo 1-chome, Onomichi-shi, 722-8501
Tel.: 0848-25-7111    Fax.: 0848-37-2740

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