Autumn leaves at Gokuraku-ji

Autumn is one of the best times of year to visit Gokuraku-ji Temple in Hatsukaichi. [日本語]

Take a look inland as you pass through Hatsukaichi Station on your way to or from Miyajima and you’ll see the imposing mountain of Gokuraku-ji. Accessible by both by car, bus and on foot it’s a lovely place to enjoy the autumn colors without the crowds you’ll find across the water on Miyajima.

For details about how to walk up to Gokuraku-ji Temple check out our detailed hiking directions here. For information about Gokuraku-ji Onsen hot spring at Arcadia Village and shuttle bus service go here.

Gokuraku-ji Temple


Jah-no-ike Lake



Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of and loves running in the mountains.