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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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  • I went to Danjyougaran. It's a old history in kuukai. It has old Building ,Buddha statue. It's so beautiful. 壇上伽藍は、中門より金堂、根本大塔、不動堂、東堂、西堂などいくつかの建造物があり、見どころがいっぱいです。 仏像はもちろん、三鈷の松、六角経蔵など、歴史深いところが見れます。  more »
  • The interesting design and architecture was the most interesting aspect of this attraction. It really draws your eye in and promotes a pause to take it all in.  more »
  • In the middle of the koya ryujin skyline drive tour, little Koyasan tourist. Ryujin hot spring lodging was today's destination, so leave your car in the free car park in front of "chumon" doubles as a break for driving long distances, walking tour. Pass through the inner gate was restored, and also a solemn mood. Stroll in the Park, starting toward the koya ryujin skyline. Famima addition, located near the middle gate drive on the kōyaguchi from Tanabe is a valuable convenience only.
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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.