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Kongobuji Temple金剛峯寺


"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."


Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 132

phone 0736562011

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

Review of Kongobu-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/11/03 Beautiful temple.
A walk through this temple complex was very relaxing and was accompanied by young Buddhist priests chanting/praying at various buildings. The architecture is quite amazing with structures that have...
Reviewed:2018/11/03 Beautiful sights
This temple complex containing both original and rebuilt temples will provide you with great sights and photo ops of the several architectural styles that can be appreciated in Japanese urgiste...
Reviewed:2018/09/27 The one to see
There are lots of temples in Koyasan but this looked the most impressive and informative.

The silk paintings in the room made it like viewing and art gallery. The made room (I’m sure it has a...

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 132 [map]



[Worship times (All year)] 8:30-17:00 (Reception until 16:30)
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship]General500yen, Elementary School Students200yen, Pre-schoolersFree
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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.

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