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Mount Koyasan, Koya-cho

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World Heritage Site and headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism, Mount Koyasan blends nature and spirituality in utmost harmony. The monk Kūkai first settled here in 816 CE as a retreat from the courtly intrigues of Kyoto; an eternally lit mausoleum in the middle of the immense east-side graveyard pays tribute to him. Visit the western side as well, to see a temple complex with a Kanpon Daitō pagoda in its center. Explore some of the 100 wooden temples dotting the area, and the nearby town's university dedicated to religious studies. Make Mount Koyasan part of your personalized Koya-cho itinerary using our Koya-cho trip itinerary planner.
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  • Is a amazing cemetery, have a lot Mini temple and catacumbs. Famous company's have a place for your employees. Beautiful view and peace for spirit. 
  • Make this UNESCO World Heritage Site part of your trip to Japan. It is such a beautiful place to visit, so very calm and spiritual. We arrived at around 3pm and had enough time to visit the Garan Temp...  more »
  • Extra note will take care of the Taiho period 1200 year anniversary to pass away, and once the Holy one large corporate entity like rattles... hustle and bustle until last year what was it? Or tacchu the huge investment, the large number of tourists and pilgrims expected to shop there... is tough! I guess to recover... why you invested? Primetime here today is a large-sized buses are only three vast parking lot also opposite the shop so I'm staying. Also open are 2-is an extremely fine condition back to the Holy land from the corporate body pilgrims who said that among the three quietly... pure Kobo Daishi in hope we like... and the entire mountain then is dealt with later in this snow... it is hard!....
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