World Heritage: Kongobuji Temple4.6
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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5.04 months ago
Very beautiful wooden temple. Wood work details there is spectacura. Amazing zen stone garden. Very great place to visit
5.0a month ago
Wonderful temple... don't miss the complimentary tea and cookie ;)
4.02 months ago
The sliding door art is just awesome.
4.02 weeks ago
Please take rope train instead of driving there. There are many people puke on the way down.
3.0in the last week
Worth a short visit if you are going for a walk