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Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun 648-0211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Several temples. Very beautiful. A big bell that is being rang several times a day and a nice garden and pool

Thank IditT4
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Stunning replicas and work in harmony with the trees/acers in the grounds. There is an original building from the 1100's and it is hard to distinguish this from the replicas.Lots of history. Konpan Daito has a 3 dimensional mandala with large gilt wooden statues of...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

this temple complex consists of kondo, kampon daito and near by museum.at the front of museum ,it's beautiful shady garden eith changing foliages,even in summertime.outside Kondo ,there is big middle gate ,leading to kondo ( beautiful colorful clothes) and Kampon Daito( bhotisattavara statutes).use combination tickets...More

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 29 May 2018

You can feel the reverence of the place and the quite contemplative atmosphere gives one peace and restfulness.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

There are multiple shrines in the pleasant grounds, many set in beautiful woody areas. Konpon Daitō, the great stupor, is by far the most stunning and colourful. We headed up there in the late afternoon, and were lucky enough to catch the monks on their...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit as this large collection of temple buildings is a World Heritage Site. Early morning is a good time to avoid the crowds.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

What a treat. This very old Temple complex houses many buildings and is the beginnings of Bhudism in Japan. The history abounds here with the beautiful buildings and architecture. The grounds are well kept and it's a peaceful place to walk around and enjoy the...More

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This is a really peaceful temple complex in Koyasan. Clearly, lots of tourists do not make the journey up to Koyasan. As such, in April, it was very quiet and incredibly pleasant. A very tranquil experience.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Be sure this temple is on your list for visiting in Koyasan. Lighting makes it interesting at all times of the day and any kind of weather. Very glad we saw this. And look for a two-needle cluster under the tree!

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Big site with several temples and a huge pagoda. I went there during the day (before midday) and there wasn't a lot of people around. Relatively not as populated with tourists as the other attractions in Koyasan. Most of the structures you cannot go in...More

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