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Kongobu-ji Temple, Koya-cho

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Why can Koyasan keep streets for a long time? It's basically Kongo Temple owned land for koya-San, Koyasan Temple, stores, dwellings are all leasehold. The borrowers: so far no successor, mountain town ordered has been kept. And so lived there, so you can own it around the streets of Koyasan, find the heir to the store, to retire. This is wisdom. This Kongo Temple is its heart.
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  • Calm down and feel cozy and spiritually in the larger environment. To feel at peace when a few people every morning and evening.
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  • Within the area of Koyasan, this temple is one of the must haves if you decide to visit the area. The interior is quite interesting, but the photographs are forbidden (except in the gardens), so you can enjoy it. The garden of stones from the outside is famous and one of the more rocks. It may not be so well known as the Kyoto, but it is worth also.
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