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.
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Airport/Sta.Kansai International Airport (about 39.8km) Google Transit
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5.04 months ago
I must say I love Japanese gardens and this one is unique,
There are a lot of stone and rocks and is way bigger than than other I seen before.
Now in autumn is even prettier.
Those are quiet times in japan, there are no tourist from overseas and this places are almost empty.
Beautiful place to visits in you time In koyasan
4.02 months ago
1000yen for adult ticket. I went there kn dec 31st so the ticket was free but I couldnt visit the whole complex since some parts were cordoned off because of an event. The folding screens were gorgeous. There were free mochi and ginger tea packs that you can take them back home.
5.03 weeks ago
Koyasan is one of the country's most popular pilgrimage destinations, attracting more and more Japanese and foreign visitors every day. The opportunity to sleep in a Buddhist temple while visiting the area has a special charm.
Mount Koya is a haven of peace and nature, so travellers who want to enjoy relaxation and hiking trails can spend several days there, but it is usual to spend two days at Mount Koya and one night at a Buddhist temple.
The vast majority of people who visit Mt Koya enjoy the experience of staying in a Buddhist temple, a type of accommodation called shukubo. It's a unique experience that allows you to experience the monks' routine for a day and enjoy specific ceremonies and food, so it's highly recommended, although it's also quite a shock.
5.0in the last week
A brilliant display of Japanese culture. A must visit for anyone visiting Japan.
5.06 months ago
So beautiful... Don't miss this visit