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Nyonindo (女人堂)

This is a “sanrojo” (prayer space) near Fudozakaguchi, one of the seven gates of Mt. Koya. It used to house women who would visit the mountain to pray before 1872, when women weren’t allowed on the mountain. There used to be similar facilities at all the gates, but this is currently the only one that remains.


Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 709 (Mt. KoyaArea)

phone 0736562011


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Reviewed:2017/06/01 The womens temple in Koyasan
Koyasan used to be a male only place and women were allowed only up to this temple near the entrance to the mountain. Of course that is no longer the case but this temple is a worthwhile place to...
Reviewed:2017/02/14 Final destination for women in the old days
Until the end of the Edo period the whole area was off limits for women. In order to give them a place to worship Kukai, there were several Nyonindō (Women Halls). This is the remaining last one.
Reviewed:2017/01/18 The hub of three trails
From the attached map, you can see Nyonindo is the hub of four routes in which one of them is bus only and three others are all good short-distance walking trails (ranging from 20 mins to 1 hour...

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 709 [map]
Mt. KoyaArea
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship]Free
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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.