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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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  • Went to Mt. koya isn't a flashy red stand out without having visited here and still visits to only. Koyasan is here. In the hundreds at the Koyasan Temple here is Temple only. The other temple with all tacchu Temple here, so with "authority" and "Temple" is not. Also owns the land of entire Kongo kongobu-ji Temple and other temples and shops pay the land, kongobuji from "renting" is not self. At the same time, this temple is the head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism in Japan. However, here is not saying worshipping Buddha were given translation. For this is Kobo Daishi itself only. If you go to this temple and, at the back of Mt. koya, Kobo, you encounter is the presence and came to his temple. Large parking lot also building roads all are kongobuji's ownership. Instead of property taxes won't pay the rent. You could watch, but is particularly notable because it has visited several times today in the remains of the snow all rock gardens and grounds also Dou in the snow scene.
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  • Always is a shrine, but first went to shrine in Koyasan. You could park at the parking lot in front of the vacant but was worried about whether or not the 1/1 it was so crowded. No traffic jams, have visited also the inner sanctuary. I think in relation to Sanada-Maru, between the Toyotomi hidetsugu Kajitani, 9 degrees and together explore Sanada-Maru course. While admission was free new year.
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  • Speaking of Koyasan kongobuji. End of year holidays was admission fee is feel somehow acquired free of charge so special. Although your hospitality tea and sweets. You can receive also the nokyo-sho.
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