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Kumagaiji Temple (熊谷寺)

This temple was established on the wishes of Prince Kazurawara, the third son of Emperor Kanmu. Although located in Koyasan, the headquarters of Shingon Buddhism, the temple is counted as one the unnumbered temples of the 25 Sacred Sites of Honen Shonin, the founder of Pure Land Buddhism. The temple, which currently serves as lodgings for temple visitors, is adjacent to the Ichinohashi-guchi bus stop that leads to Koyasan Okunoin Temple. The name of the temple comes from the Heian period soldier Kumagai Naozane, who appears in the Tale of the Heike. The temple is where Kumagai performed a memorial service for the young warrior Taira-no-Atsumori, who he slew in single combat. Notable monks such as Honen and Shinran, the founder of Jodo Shinshu (True Pure Land Buddhism) have also stayed at the temple. Honen, Shinran, and Naozane each carved statues of their images reflected in the surface of the temple's well during their visits. Each of these statues was enshrined in the temple's Enkodo Hall.


Wakayama Ito-gun Koyacho Koyasan 501 (Mt. KoyaArea)

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Review of Mt.Koya Kumagaiji

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Reviewed:2020/04/12 Interesting experience at a temple
Kumagaiji is a temple where you can stay. You sleep in a very spacious Ryokan-style room. Bathrooms and onsen are shared, but very clean. You share your dinner and breakfast with the rest of the...
Reviewed:2020/02/29 very good location on Mt. Koya
Kumagaiji has a very good location on Mt. Koya close til bus stops, the graveyard and the rest of the town.
the staff are very polite and helpfull and the welcome on arrival was good and personale...
Reviewed:2019/10/17 Lovely Koyasan temple lodging
A must do experience and overnight trip if staying in Osaka or Kyoto. Our room was in the temple, which opened out with a view of the garden. We booked a family room with some extra space but could...

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          Wakayama Areas


          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.