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Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koya-cho

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Landmark Religious Site
Head to Koyasan Danjo Garan for a peaceful atmosphere in the midst of tall shady trees. Established in 816 CE, the shrine features about 20 temples, mostly reconstructions of the original buildings. Taking almost 70 years to complete from 816 CE, the complex’s oldest building, the great pagoda, has been destroyed five times, mostly by lightning strikes. Also find Kondo, which has been rebuilt six times due to being destroyed by fire during its history. It dates back to 819 CE and is used to host religious ceremonies. Arrange to visit Koyasan Danjo Garan and other attractions in Koya-cho using our Koya-cho trip builder.
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  • A few minutes walk from Kongobu-ji Temple. There are several buildings of interest, the best of which is the vermillion coloured pagoda also known as the Grand Stuppa.  more »
  • If you visit Koyasan you will naturally see this location, it is such an important part of the town and its history. There are two main buildings within the complex that have paid entry at 200 yen eac...  more »
  • Must visit if you are in Mount Koya. Be sure to have enough time to visit all the key locations on Mount Koya as the place is quite extensive. Lots of walking too.  more »