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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  • A central Buddhist temple on the religious city and Mt. koya. Admission is 500 yen. Deep emotion packed with attractions as the stage of the history of the middle ages, including not only the head temple of the Shingon esoteric Buddhism was opened by Kukai, Toyotomi Hideyori committed suicide on suspicion of rebellion. Newly landscaped in the late Showa banryu impressive enough. It is comes in the stunning garden, sigh. You could also slowly settled down to visit the new myeongjeongjeon Hall with snack service. The car is a free private car park. 2 car parking if there is also.
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  • It would be a no building served as the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Buddhism! I and we think will be surprised by a neat appearance. That's why a head?
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  • Did some running but the outside is cute nice garden ... beautiful colors ... Silent but especially beautiful wood structures
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