Daigan-ji

sights / Religious

Lonely Planet review

Miyajima has several important Buddhist temples, including the 1201 Daigan-ji, just south of the shrine, which dates back to the Heian period and is dedicated to Benzaiten, the Japanese name for Saraswati (the Hindu goddess of good fortune). The seated image of Yakushi Nyorai here is said to have been carved by Kōbō Daishi.