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Kongobu-ji Temple, Koya-cho
(4.5/5 based on 280+ 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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  • If you are spiritual, regardless of your religion, you will enjoy learning about the history of this temple. There is also a tea room (a relatively new construction (1984)) where you are served free g...  more »
  • The garden to her merit alone visit on the 15 rocks expects you won't see that 14 and can matter where you will find around the garden. The temple is also superb and deserves that attention.
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  • In the aftermath of the drama "Sanada-Maru" visited. Is the head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, so gorgeous, but thought that the temple Dunhuang and and or in building feel the beauty of the surroundings, such as be told not only that there is a beauty in (exterior and Interior both) was.
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