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Kongobuji Temple金剛峯寺

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Temple

"The main temple of the Koyasan Shingon sect, this temple is the core of Mt. Koyasan, holy land of the Shingon Esoteric Buddhism founded by Kukai (Kobo Daishi). This place is functioned as temple office for the whole of Mt. Koyasan. The best features include the lacquer paintings of the Kano school and the Unkoku school in the main hall which has a characteristic cypress-thatched roof, and the ""Banryutei"" which is one of the largest stone gardens in the country. In this stone garden, the cloud sea is represented by white pebbles, while two dragons, male and female, are depicted protecting the inner shrine."

place

Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 132 (Mt. KoyaArea)

phone 0736562011
place

[Worship times (All year)] 8:30-17:00 (Reception until 16:30)

Review of Kongobu-ji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/04/12 Nice temple
Kongōbu-ji temple is quite big, with a nice entrance. It has several halls and alleys. Its free and its one of Koyasans highlights. When we were there, it was a rainy and cloudy day so we couldnt...
Reviewed:2020/02/25 Impressive Buddhist Temple.Not to be missed while in Koyasan.
The place is a very impressive Temple with outstanding wall painting, intricate layout and the biggest rock garden in Japan.
We used a free English speaking tour guide just for two of us. It was fun...
Reviewed:2020/01/27 ok
Came here on a cold rainy day. There are large golden Buddha statues in the shrine together with painted pilons that form a mandala around the center. Austere but beautiful. Center of Shingon (an...

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Details

Address
Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 132 [ map ]
Area
Mt. KoyaArea
Phone
0736562011
Hours
[Worship times (All year)] 8:30-17:00 (Reception until 16:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]General500yen, Elementary School Students200yen, Pre-schoolersFree
Parking Lot
Available(39spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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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.