Fudo-in temple [不動院]

Roumon of Fudo-in
Roumon of Fudo-in
Photo : Hiroshima Prefectural Tourism Federation

Kondo of Fudo-in
Kondo of Fudo-in
Photo : Hiroshima Prefectural Tourism Federation

Fudo-in is a temple of Shingon Buddhism, one of the major schools of Japanese Buddhism.

It is located about 4 km north of JR Hiroshima station.

It is said that the temple was founded by high priest Gyoki in the 8th century, but it is not sure.
But it is sure that it had already existed around the 10th century.

There are some buildings in the temple grounds.

First, there is Roumon gate (楼門).
It was built in 1594, and is designated as important cultural properties.

It is said that this gate was made of the woods which were brought back from Korea when Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the strong warlord who unified Japan, sent his military troops to Korea in 1592.

Kondo (金堂) is the central temple, and was built in 1540.
It is designated as a national treasure.

Fudo-in in autumn
Fudo-in in autumn
Photo : Hiroshima Prefectural Tourism Federation

Shourou of Fudo-in
Shourou of Fudo-in
Photo : Hiroshima Prefectural Tourism Federation

Shourou (鐘楼, Bell tower) was built in 1433.
It is the oldest building in Fudo-in and is also designated as important cultural properties.

When A-bomb was dropped in 1945, this temple was located about 4 km from the center of explosion.

The blast damaged a part of roofs of Kondo, but it avoided the collapses miraculously.

This is one of the few historic structures in Hiroshima city.

How to get here

By Astram Line, about 7 to 8 minutes from central city (Hondori or Kencho-mae station) to Fudoin-mae station.

Hotels around Fudo-in

Hotels around Fudo-in

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