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Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koya-cho
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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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  • Beautiful temples and beautiful pagodas. The garden and Park is also wonderful Site to visit for outdoor buildings and the overall environment is not for indoors.
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  • When in Koyasan, you do three things - eat mochi, visit the stone cemetery and see temples. This place has nothing but temples. A lot of English translated signs too. 
  • Set of temples and pagodas, each more beautiful than the other. All in the middle of a beautiful park.
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  • A beautiful temple ground with many temples on site and a nice walk to see them all
  • Impressive but small. Single room temple, but filled with impressive things.