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Koyasan Choishimichi

Koyasan | Okuno-in, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture 648-0211, Japan
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Koya-cho
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Choishi Michi is a 24km trail, the ancient traditional pilgrimage route to the sacred koyasan area. It was established by the monk Kukai in the year 816. It's a wonderful walk. Trailhead is only about an hour's train trip from Osaka, ask for Jison-in to find trail, about 2km from Kudoyama station. The very friendly monks there gave me an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

On a remote and thickly forested mountain top, lies the final resting place of Kobo Daishi, probably Japan's greatest religious figure. He was one of the first Japanese monks to be sent to China to study the original sutras and texts of Buddhism. Upon his return he established the Shingon "True word" school of Buddhism and set up a temple... More

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