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Koyasan Daimon, Koya-cho

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Historic Site
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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  • We visited three temples in an afternoon with a guide who took us through the history of the temple which added real value  more »
  • At the gates of the vermilion was free also tried a respectable large gate on the way to Mt. koya road was at the curve exactly on this day was cloudy, so nice
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  • He comes to the front door of Koyasan when it comes to the car. For those who come by train it is at the West end, 10 minutes from the city centre. Beautiful building, point of departure for walks in the Woods. Not worth the detour if lack of time, there are thousands of other beautiful gates in the country. Valley view
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