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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  • the largest in Japan, the Rock Garden at Kongobuji far exceeds the more famous banryūtei found at Ryōan-ji in Kyoto. The temple itself is pleasant enough, beautiful and serene, but is not all that mem...  more »
  • Koya's main role in this section is created to honor the mother of Toyotomi Hideyoshi is section. Admission and see the grounds, and when you enter the driveway you can drink. More than anything he does in bringing the garden very taste.
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  • The snow was beautiful. New year's day, so with resting we behaving entertainment arrowroot or saké Lees are served and also 暖mrimshit.
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