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Koyasan Daimon

Address: Koyasan, Ito-gun, Koya-cho, Wakayama Prefecture
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Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Koya-cho
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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261 reviews 261 reviews
81 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A nicely preserved gate built in 1705. There is a torii gate which designates the women’s approach to town as initially, they couldn’t approach the town via the main gate.

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Kurashiki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Unfortunately, it was under maintenance when I went to see it, mostly likely because of the 1200th anniversary in 2015. However, it's majestic, and it makes you think of how it must have left quite an impression on people who came to Koyasan and saw the gate in all its glory back in the day.

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222 reviews 222 reviews
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was at the end of all the attractions at the sacred precints in the west of Koyasan. Quite disappointing to see that it was only a door with a guardian to the left and one to the right.

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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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33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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198 attraction reviews
369 helpful votes 369 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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153 helpful votes 153 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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

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

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