Kongobuji Temple

Sightseeing information about Kongobuji Temple in Japan.

World Heritage: Kongobuji Temple4.6

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Originally built in the late 16th century by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, this temple was later merged with another temple in Koyasan to become the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. The most of present structures date back to the 19th century, but the main hall has gilded sliding doors painted by the 16-century master Kano Tanyu.

The 26m-high vermilion gate stands imposingly to welcome you to the precincts, and the Banryutei rock garden is the largest of its kind in Japan. There is a 2km-long approach leading to the mausoleum of the sect founder, Kukai, is lined with cypress trees to take on a majestic atmosphere. There are hundreds of thousands tombs, including those of warlords and modern-time celebrities, are located alongside this approach.

Purposeelderly,nature,mountain climbing,knows a lot about Japan,mysterious lands of Japan,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kansai International Airport (about 39.8km) Google Transit

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5.03 months ago

2 cherry trees outside. Very nice paintings and lots of history inside. Audio guide labels.

5.03 months ago

Incredible place and what a historic monuments. It’s shows how the craftsmanship was magnificent. 🇯🇵🙏

4.04 months ago

it is good place
you can visit japanese typical temple.
pay attention to the temperature.
even in november, it get snow.
you need to wear coat.

5.011 months ago

This is a beautiful sacred space and garden. It was pouring rain when we got there but you are completely safe and enclosed in the space, walking around barefoot or in socks. The rain gave an extra charm to the space. We spent hours just walking around and taking in the beauty! Must see!

5.08 months ago

Once you come here take a look inside, its very beautiful but its cost 200yen entrance fee

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