Fudoin temple is a temple located in Ushita Honmachi, Higashi Ward. It was built in the middle of the 16th century and today has been designated as a National Treasure and an Important Cultural Property due to its historical value and architectural beauty. The temple is only a 15-minute ride from Hondori Station on the Astram Line, making it popular among locals and tourists visiting Hiroshima. Due to architectural protection policies, you cannot enter the interior of the temple. However you can take pictures of the beautiful exterior of the temple blending into the mountain landscape.
Moment of Joy
The attraction of Fudoin Temple is its calm appearance, which reminds us of the wabi-sabi culture of mid-16th-century Japan. In addition, it is one of a lucky few buildings to have survived the atomic blast. Despite its calm atmosphere, it is actually one of the largest medieval Zen buildings in existence, and it welcomes many visitors every year. Fudoin Temple is also known as a famous spot for maple trees. In autumn, the whole area turns red and yellow, and the temple grounds are crowded with tourists taking pictures.