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Koyasan Daimon, Koya-cho

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • If you go to the gate and climb up the mountain on the left side. The view from Mt. koya is the best and says "Benten shrine. It is beautiful especially hanging clouds this morning. Various photographers took pictures from the Benten's.
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  • The great Daimon is the West Gate of Koya-san, and if you get a clear day, you can take advantage of to watch the sunset from there. In my case the rain cut short plans. Even with that, the door is very well preserved, colors, without being fully alive, give an imposing atmosphere. It is the end of one of the Koya bus lines, so it is easy to reach, or use it as a last point before returning to the station.
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  • The Deva of unkei, kaikei dodeca? is. Is the starting point and then want to go once. At night is lit up with a certificate from the scene.
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