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Torodo (Lantern Hall)燈籠堂

"One of the Two Great Holy Sites of Mt. Koyasan, it was originally built as a hall of worship as a chapel of the mausoleum, and is located in front of the Gobyo (mausoleum) at ""Okuno-in"" where Kukai (Kobo Daishi) died while meditating. Inside, over 20,000 toro lanterns offered by worshipers hang bundled closely together. At the front on the inside, the Kishin lanterns devoted by Kishin shonin and the Shirakawa lanterns devoted by the Emperor Shirakawa have remained burning for over 1000 years as an ""unquenched flame."" In particular, the prayer lamp said to have been devoted by a girl called Oteru who sold her own hair for the Bodhi of her parents is also called ""the lantern of a poor girl."""


Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 550 (Mt. KoyaArea)

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Review of Torodo Temple

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Reviewed:2020/01/28 ok
Center of the cemetery and the domicile of Kukais spirit. Large hall lit up by Japanese lanterns. Before entering, you smack some of the incense powder on your hands and bow. Nice but you are not...
Reviewed:2019/12/30 Torodo temple or Lantern Hall is at the most sacred area of Mount Koya
This temple is just in front of the mausoleum of Kobe Daishi Kukai ( the founder of Shogun Buddhism in Japan. It is a place of peace and inspiration, particularly during the morning chanting of the...
Reviewed:2018/10/04 Interesting and worth visiting
The entire atmosphere in this part of Koyasan is just amazing and it is definitely worth stopping here. The setting is breathtaking and the temple is very beautiful.

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 550 [ map ]
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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.