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Kongobu-ji Temple, Koya-cho
(4.5/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Constructed in 1593, Kongobu-ji Temple forms part of World Heritage Site and boasts one of the largest rock gardens in Japan. Take your shoes off and walk through the Ohiroma Room, used for important rituals and ceremonies, then sip some hot tea in the large tatami hall. From there, you can access the sprawling garden, featuring a centerpiece of 140 granite stones arranged in the shape of two dragons. Finish your visit in the kitchen, where enormous kamado stoves regularly cook for up to 2,000 people. Arrange to visit Kongobu-ji Temple and other attractions in Koya-cho using our Koya-cho trip generator.
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  • This old temple has a nice quiet setting , a free outdoor garden and an indoor visit @500yen. Once inside, you can see many precious painted sliding doors, Zen gardens, and can sit-in the praying room...  more »
  • I thought great wide Japan Stone garden, personally, this is the best. Nice pictures on fusuma also. Just UPLOAD pictures continued to be full of people who are...
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  • Admission is 500 yen. The warm hospitality of the tea and sweets. In addition, he wrote. It is 300 yen. Two-headed dragon is stands within the rock.
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