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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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  • A big temple as it is the headquarters. There are many rooms to visit, and a nice rock garden at the back.  more »
  • Beautiful temple with a huge garden Sec and the particularity of having a room where a dignitary did "perform" seppuku (hara-kiri) in the 16th century.
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