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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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  • Little visited, though feel a quick walk of the Centre of Koyasan, is a beautiful temple, though small and deliciously empty.
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  • This is the gate that for a very long time travelers into Koyasan entered or departed to travel along the path to Hashimoto, Wakayamo, Osaka, the coast and neighboring villages. As vehicles increased ...  more »
  • A beautiful gate, it is huge bright red and full of small beautiful details. Also there is a great view of the surrounding Mountains. Too bad there is a trafic road nearby. There is a path nearby thou...  more »