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Mount Koyasan, Koya-cho

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Hope had visited the Temple of Kukai in Chinese Xian (Tang dynasty capital, Chang'an), either go to Mt. koya. Able to be visited, and inspiring. In front of which his mausoleum of the innermost of the was allowed to worship. Inner sanctuary, especially a sanctuaries was a mysterious place.
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  • It is Motoyama Koyasan Shingon Buddhism total was designated a world heritage site. High altitude? Low temperatures of the day? A bit chilly so neat coat is required. Because I don't have time, kongobuji, the Cathedral on the platform only and we are. Bring plastic bags shoes shoes is all clean, and comes in handy. Make next time, and wish to visit. It is recommended koyamaki most souvenirs.
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  • Getting to Koyasan is easy enough (a few transfers from Kyoto but worth it!) and if you have FoMo, there's reception with NTT docomo (Vodafone Australia Roaming) and free Wi-Fi in plenty of places. Th...  read more »
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