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Danjo Garan Temple壇上伽藍

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Temple

Together with the Okunoin, one of the two most sacred sites on holy Mt. Koya. It is also the first site where the famed monk Kukai began building in order to erect his main dojo for his esoteric Shingon teachings. The temple is comprised of 19 buildings, including the Konpon Daito tower, the symbol of the temple; the main temple hall, and Goeido hall. The main temple hall, located in the center of the grounds, is the central temple nave of Mt. Koya and almost all of the most important ceremonies on the mountain are conducted here. The temple’s principle object of worship is a figure of Bhaisajyaguru; this statue is a hidden image and is not displayed to the general public.

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 152 (Mt. KoyaArea)

phone 0736562011
place

[Katai Gyosho] 8:30-17:00 (All year)

Review of Koyasan Danjo Garan

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/04/12 Great temple area
The whole temple area is quite impressive, with lots of templs, halls.. and everything within the nature. If youre lucky, it wont be too crowded. In if youre even luckier, youll have a nice day...
Reviewed:2020/02/23 Plan to visit at dawn, when monks outnumber tourists
This is the spot where Kobo Daishi found the vajra he had hurled to determine where to build a monastery, 1200 years ago. Around twenty beautiful temples and pagodas, including the bright vermillion...
Reviewed:2019/12/30 Sacred temple area, a must see in Koyastan
Koyasan Danjo Garan is a sacred area with many temples and supporting buildings where Kobo Daishi Kukai started to establish Koyasan as a religious center. Most temples were constructed from 819 on.

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Address
Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 152 [ map ]
Area
Mt. KoyaArea
Phone
0736562011
Hours
[Katai Gyosho] 8:30-17:00 (All year)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Admission fee Free (Friday Hall and Nemoto Daito are each 200yen)
Parking Lot
Available(10spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 20, 2020 (Information as of May 19, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.