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Koyasan Daimon

Koyasan, Koya-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Koya-cho
Type: Historic Sites
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536 reviews 536 reviews
247 attraction reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a somewhat impressive structure, in a setting of mixed positive and negative characteristics. Conveniently on a bus line, not too far from town for walking, but hemmed in by roads and terrain which limits opportunities for photos, or for possible reflection.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Grand red painted entrance to the sacred village of Koyasan. Worth the walk to the far end of the village. Impressive statues of guardian gods at each side symbolising the gods from a to z.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Located at the west side of Koyasan, this gate is a bit of a gentle walk, but very nice to look at. It seems like there is a stair case to walk up to the second level, but we could not find out if / when it is open to tourists.

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Alameda, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Well worth seeing, but in a sense your typical giant temple gate. Located a bit of a walk from Kongobuji, but can also be accessed by bus.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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331 reviews 331 reviews
193 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We walked to this gate from the centre of Koya. It was a pleasant walk through the snow and the large building was worth the trek. Very imposing.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Take time to check out the view. Sunset would be magic.

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