Koyasan Daimon, Koya-cho

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#4 of 28 in Historic Sites in Koya-cho
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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  • August 4, 2017
    Location up too carelessly through and I climbed the Koyasan pilgrimage 9 degrees to start from the mountain town of jisonin gate it is.. Overwhelmed by the scale of large imposing appearance. On either side of the gate of the Reagan statue kongorikishi statue face, old-fashioned seasoned staff era.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Walking was so moved by bus. Koyasan enters through the gate if you have extra time and could understand a little old people's hardships and pious hearts. Just how hard trail walking and saw the gate at the heart.
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  • July 17, 2017
    At elevations higher than that is not gates and other prominent entrance to Mt. koya and Mt. koya town that blows a cool breeze. At entrance to Mt. koya because often people go on the cable car to koya-San is this may seem unnatural, but the proud history and tradition.
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