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Kongobu-ji Temple, Koya-cho

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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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  • Is not necessarily very large buildings, inside the building corridor many of Shoin, Japan garden feel as wooden buildings have historic value and weight. Breakdowns available are fusuma or folding screen. In the middle of the entrance route mat salon, there are green tea and Japanese sweets (Rice cracker). Of course Buddhists in admission without freedom and less solemn atmosphere without is to explore and feel. It is thought the difficulty of maintenance services in the corridor on a walking journey making the noise floor creak atmosphere there, every day many tourists come up heads. Is the attraction shows the taste of the four seasons, four seasons.
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  • Koyasan Shingon Buddhism sohonzan. In the precincts that are located, main building, Shoin, Japan's largest rock garden 'banryu'. Summer is strongly felt when they cry sounded in the way history is felt, or fusuma reportedly Kano tan'yu, Sesshu created and rest place for members of the imperial family, and is, of course, but visit in July, long hallway singing, we enjoy the atmosphere unique to this season. I felt the taste of each season changes. Is the attraction you want to do is once you go to Mt. koya.
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  • I visited a different from other temples visited ever since [Shingon Buddhism sohonzan], sect of Shingon Buddhism, a solemn feeling. After 9 pm so leisurely walks.
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