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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5.0a month ago

A very beautiful place to go and see Japanese architecture at its finest. These temples are so amazing and the beautiful colour is awe inspiring.
When entering the temples don't forget to take off your shoes.
You can also get tokens for luck as well as monks to sign your book if you want.
I loved being here.

5.0a month ago

Great experience! Interesting displays and exhibits. Especially remember the tea room and rock garden. Highly recommend a stop in here.

5.0a month ago

Beautiful place that has an amazing zen rock garden. Nice English guide to help translate things along the way! Also admission comes with tea and some snacks 😊

5.0a month ago

Great food and prices. No English menu, but I highly recommend any of the food. Katsudon was incredible.

5.0a month ago

Very interested interesting temple. The various wall/door drawings tell the story of the birth of Buddhism in Japan

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