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Koyasan Daimon, Koya-cho

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Marking the western entrance to the ancient Shingen temple complex, you'll see the vermilion gate of Koyasan Daimon as it rises starkly to 25 m (82 ft) high. Displaying ornate woodwork, the gate is guarded by two fearsome-looking but benevolent guardian dieties, Lord Un and Ah. You'll see what the pilgrims of the olden days saw, as they ended their travels and arrived here, the headquarters of the Shingen Buddhist sect. To visit Koyasan Daimon and other attractions in Koya-cho, use our Koya-cho vacation planner.
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  • Nice walk to west side of koyasan. In the old days women were not allowed to pass and enter Koyasan. It's a huge tori gate  more »
  • Take a quiet stroll to the edge of koyasan to take in this impressive entry way to this sacred town. (There's a small park on the way to distract the kids!)  more »
  • If my understanding is right, this is where pilgrims to Koyasan would start the journey before finishing at Kobo Daishi's mausoleum (in Okunoin cemetery), it's an impressive building and I think this ...  more »