Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koya-cho

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#3 of 28 in Historic Sites in Koya-cho
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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  • August 4, 2017
    A calm and impressive religious place, where lots of different constructions, sometimes brought over from different places or times, are placed together. The audioguide you can get at the tourist info...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Knowing that represent various Dang went red in the center of the Cathedral on the platform one of the most outstanding, as well as in the root of the three-dimensional Mandara and placed in the Cathedral on the platform the mandala and more feels quaint.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Saturday 9 am arriving past. Immediately in front of the parking space was available. Some people visit the spacious, sparsely populated. Or it's just renovated buildings around different, had become a garish vermilion.
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