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. Add Kongobu-ji Temple to your Koya-cho travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Koya-cho trip builder tool .
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  • [Koyasan] (Vajra prayers), Temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism sohonzan in Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture Ito-gun Takano-Cho. Koyasan is located at about 800 m above sea level surrounded by mountains of 1000 m Northern Wakayama, the surrounding Plains. In religious city in Japan unprecedented crowding the temple more than a 100 temples. And branches as Osamu Zen Dojo-ji Temple in Kyoto, the founder of Shingon sect in Kukai (Kobo Daishi) sacred site of the Shingon esoteric Buddhism and also as mount kōbō-Daishi 入定 faith 21 century today also attracted many visitors. Part of the assets of 7/2004 registered UNESCO World Heritage site sacred sites of the Kii Mountains and pilgrimage. Location: Terminal gokurakubashi station of Nankai koya line Wakayama Prefecture Ito-gun Takano, Koyasan 132 access than in the Nankai cable line (cable car) Koyasan station. Flights in Nankai rinkan bus or taxi.
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  • Before the Golden Peak temple, you can go to the Hango Shan (bus thousand-hand Hospital bridge stop) by the language guide, Golden Peak Temple in many places also have language interpretation, can make a better understanding of the temple of Cultural relics and history. When I go there are not many visitors, a person silently appreciate Guling in the very written meaning.
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  • Theoretically, all the temples on Mt. Koya can be claimed to be one Kongobu-ji Temple. Basically, all the other temples here is called xxx-in Temple, which means they are branch temples in one big tem...  more »
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